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Post by 10564 on Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:45 pm

Ok, so I got a deal with a local shopkeeper who says he'll sell my CDs. I just bought a hundred-pack of blank ones. I don't want the bland, text only appearance to them, but I don't want to go overboard and potentially fuck up the CDs with glue smearing onto the other side or something. What do you guys do to make your CDs look fancy (without buying one of those expensive printing machines)?

I also want to make cool-looking CD cases. I was tempted to get the jewel cases, but I didn't have the money at the time, so I just took a hundred-pack. So I've got 100 blank CD-Rs, but no cases... D: Anyways, I was wondering if you guys knew any cool techniques on making cool DIY CD cases. Keep in mind: I don't want this shit to cost me a lot. I've got other things to save up for at the moment, so yeah.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, whether you've seen someone else do something crazy in this sense or you yourself have done something crazy, your ideas/examples/pics will be helpful. I don't want to go TOO over the top though. I want the cases to resemble a CD case. Thanks in advance.

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Re: good-looking CD-Rs

Post by SS88 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:52 am

i usually use white printable cdrs.
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Post by 10564 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:57 pm

D:

Too late for that now, seeing as I already bought a 100-pack of normal cdrs

Perhaps I can use something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Glossy-Inkjet-Photo-Paper-pack/dp/B000VKV2H4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1252695326&sr=1-7
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Post by SS88 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:58 pm

possible.. i think stickers aren't that great for cds but they can work.

but yeah, in general i think printable cds are the best solution. Either printed or silkscreened.
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Post by 10564 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:21 pm

how exactly do printable cds work?
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Re: good-looking CD-Rs

Post by SS88 on Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:17 am

well they have a blank white surface, which can be printed on.



and there are special printers with a cd-tray.



nowadays you can probably have these printed wherever you print your covers.
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Post by 10564 on Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:10 pm

ah

cool!

I'd rather have a more DIY approach to it all though
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Post by SS88 on Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:51 am

well, you did say "good-looking" Smile
it's still DIY. There's no other solution really.. stickers can be sort of ok, but you have to print those too, and cut them. And they need to stick perfectly.
Then there's paint, and that affects the cd. It corrodes it in time, and it doesn't look that great either if you ask me. CDs are pretty 'sensitive'.
I've seen some cds done with just white surface and an ink-stamp on them (a code).
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Post by 10564 on Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:02 pm

k, I'll look into getting one of those trays
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Re: good-looking CD-Rs

Post by red FAGwave on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:20 am

SS88 wrote:
I've seen some cds done with just white surface and an ink-stamp on them (a code).
yeah, do a linoleum cut and use it to stamp with inda ink or whatever, only real cost is labor...
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Re: good-looking CD-Rs

Post by less_cunning on Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:29 pm

what does CD-Rs have to do w/ GEAR ???

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Re: good-looking CD-Rs

Post by 10564 on Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:36 pm

Because I needed to know what gear was necessary to make good-looking CD-Rs.
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Re: good-looking CD-Rs

Post by arrendersi morte on Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:13 pm

splatter them with paint , D.I.Y all the time
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Re: good-looking CD-Rs

Post by 10564 on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:24 pm

True, I'd just be paranoid about damaging the other side.
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