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If you are in the beginning stages and do not know your spec, don’t worry, we can still help with a rough estimate if you can tell us the basics or show us a photo. We can also help you build a spec.
Below are the essentials of what we need:
How to hold the media:
Any special printing effects:
#Inner Pages / Binding:
And other things like paper weight requirements/finishes, special inks, additional proofing, or open-ended comments about a look you are trying to achieve.
Budget/Schedule/Phase of Project are needed as well.
General Description: Hardbound cd book to hold one cd and one dvd with 16pp inner pages.
Qty: 500 sets
Book Dimensions: 5×5″
Outer Wrap: 4C with matte lam
Inner Wrap: solid black
Media Types: 1 CD, 1 DVD5
Hold Media: Solid black glued on sleeve/pockets, one on each end panel
Inner Pages: 16pp stapled
Assembly: insertion of cd & shrink wrap
Shipping: standard 5-8 day, one US addr
Special Effects Printing: 3 panels of foil, front/spine/back
Special Notes/Add-ons: Looking for a scrapbook type of feel, ideas for adding “photo corners”?
Target Budget Range: can’t go over $7500, prefer $5k range
Schedule: Release end of summer
Project Phase: we are ready to start designing, need templates
Building a spec for a cd, dvd or vinyl book is a lot like building a spec for a house, just a smaller scale. We need to know what type of budget you are working with so our replies are realistic. If your price range doesn’t fit the product, we’ll try to make suggestions for something that will. Projects start in the $3000 – $4000 range and go up from there.
Minimum Quantity is 300 sets, or 500 packaging only.
Can you order less? Technically yes… but you’ll be paying the price for 300 or 500 units.
Ordering 1 is the same cost as ordering 30 or 100 or 250. Set up costs for commercial media and printing do not work well for smaller quantities. By the way, 500 units is about the same cost as 300 units, so we highly recommend going with 500 units.
Exception – Video Screen Panel Packaging
You can order 50 units for these.
100 is the better price point.
Costs typically start at about USD $3000 for our cd sized projects.
Manufacturing takes 2-3 weeks after approved proofs, and the final product shipping is about 7 days. Projects that are super complicated may take longer, especially in the proofing process.
In most cases, projects take about a month. Things that can add to project time:
To get templates, you need to start an order. We’ll ask for 50% down to get started, and the remainder is due when you have the art/media ready for us to process.