CD booklet paper source?

10 replies [Last post]
RayL
Offline
Joined: Mar 31 1999

CD booklets generally use a double-sided gloss paperthat I'm guesssing would be about 120gsm. Can anyone recommend a source? It can't be that uncommon, but so many stockists seem to jump straight from non-glossy paper to glossy card, and thin card (which I've used successfully for DVD jackets) is too thick and inflexible for a CD booklet.

Ray L

Pete Allen
Offline
Joined: Oct 25 2006

I had the same problem Ray, very hard to get hold of, you can get it from here, not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for but, must be close.
Or this for inkjet printers

I drink to steady my nerves. Last night I got so steady I couldn't move. Wedding video essex

HallmarkProductions
Offline
Joined: Aug 29 1999

I think APR and or RiverPro Audio sell the inserts with perforations. They are inserts rather than booklets though.

Chris
Time for a new signature now...

mooblie
mooblie's picture
Offline
Joined: Apr 27 2001

Google "double sided glossy" - loads of results?

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

DAVE M
Offline
Joined: May 17 1999

a colleague had a printer supply him with perforated sheets for insets at a far cheaper price (but quite a few) than he could get them for in small packs.

Arthur.S
Offline
Joined: Jun 2 1999
Alan Roberts
Alan Roberts's picture
Offline
Joined: May 3 1999

Being an enquiring lad, I've just weighed a 6-page CD slip ('Consolations', Richard Burnett playing the pianos of the Finchcocks Collection).

It's exactly 120x120mm, and 6 pages (i.e. a 240x120mm 3-sheet fold). And it weighs 14gm. So, the paper density must be (ignoring the weight of the two staples) 14/(0.12*0.12*6)=162gm/sqm.

So you should be looking for material nor less than 120g/sqm, preferably around 140 or a bit more.

Hope that helps.

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

Arthur.S
Offline
Joined: Jun 2 1999

he he Alan...you are a scientist. :) Having worked in the printing industry for over 34 years, I can tell you the paper is usually 150gsm or 170gsm - depending on how many pages in the booklet.

Alan Roberts
Alan Roberts's picture
Offline
Joined: May 3 1999

Thanks, allowing for the staples, I'd put it at 150g/sqm.

When in doubt, measure :D

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

steve
Offline
Joined: Apr 8 1999

Ray,

I have some 130gsm 'Laser Gloss' purchased from the local Rymans for about 9ukp for 200 sheets. Can't see it on their website but it might be worthwhile asking in store.

Steve

RayL
Offline
Joined: Mar 31 1999

Thanks to all of you. The internet search engine is a marvelous thing, but personal recommendation often trumps it when the desired object is a bit specialised. I'll follow up some of the leads that have been offered.

Ray