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Old 02-16-2006, 03:13 PM   #1
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I'm laying out a DVD cover for a client. Never did one before. Their DVD vendor gave me a template with the following measurements:

front and back cover widths are 5.09375"
spine width is .5625"
total with is 10.8125"

When I add up the front cover, back cover, and spine, I get a different number for the total width: 10.75"

Does this mean maybe the spine is a separate piece, and it's not a continuous piece of art that wraps around the front, spine and back covers?

Yeah, I should be asking the vendor, but they are closed for the day, and I am supposed to have this cover done tomorrow.

I'll call 'em in the morning, but would be curious to know if anyone else has done a DVD cover and run into this situation.

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Old 02-16-2006, 03:28 PM   #2
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Got any DVD cases of that type to check? Some DVDs we have wrap around, so are one solid inserted sheet (Robots movie comes to mind), but we have others that seem to be three separate pieces and some of the really skinny, cheapo movies we've picked up on a bargain at Wal-Mart aren't wide enough to have a printed spine, insert or otherwise.

   
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I've looked at some of my DVD covers, but I'm not sure what type the vendor is using.

My big mistake was waiting until today to look at the template. I got it just before leaving for Florida, but didn't take time to check it out until after I got back.

Well, I've got the cover layout done, so I'm sure it won't take long at all to tweak it when I find out what the vendor really wants.

I'm just annoyed that the template (and the other specs/info on the website) doesn't 'splain it logically. I can't be the only person who added up the measurements and got a mysterious total.

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Old 02-16-2006, 04:08 PM   #4
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Marlene:

I don't want to put you off, but I think DVDs are dimensioned in millimetres, the same as CDs are. Then the numbers are not so odd.

   
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:15 PM   #5
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Michael,

Hmm. It's difficult enough for me to work in inches (I'm a pica girl). I could probably work in mm if the vendor gave me the correct dimensions, but if their inches don't add up, I'll be their millimeters don't either!

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