Templates






Color Vinyl options chart and images : VDP NEW COLOR IMAGES 2022-2023


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Proper preparation of artwork is key in ensuring a smooth and efficient processing of your order. 


Important: Despite the care taken by VINYL DE PARIS to check the graphic files and despite the professionalism of its partners and suppliers, it is occasionally possible that slight contrasts and nuances to the desired rendering of products result once the printing of your files is complete. This is sometimes explained by the visual difference of a file on screen and its rendering once printed.

- Final artwork files must be submitted in PDF 1.3 setting Acrobat 4 (Minimum) 


- CMYK FOGRA39 Color Profile (Without ICC Profile inclusions) / 300 DPI resolution with maximum inking of 300%.


Ensure that final files are CMYK. Design software/applications in RGB are not suitable.


- REMOVE / TURN OFF ALL TEMPLATE LINES OR GUIDES before saving your artwork. 



ARTWORK PROOFING


Labels - We no longer issue digital artwork proofs for 12" labels. Please be sure to review the content of your label design before sending us your artwork. 7" and 10" label artwork will be proofed.


12" LabelsPDF file must be 104mm. We will cut to 100mm. Any text or design elements must not exceed 95mm.


Sleeves - All sleeve artwork files will be checked and a proof issued for your approval. 


Inserts and stickers - If technically fit to the correct dimensions these items will be sent directly into print. Please review your design and content before submitting your files.



We offer templates for each product in 3 formats, PDF, AI for Illustrator and PSD for Photoshop. Each template link includes all 3 formats which contain basic instructions.  


7" Templates

7" Label small center hole : 7" labels

7" label large 'dinked' center hole : 7" large center hole label

7" 3mm spined sleeve : 7" 3mm spined sleeve

7" unspined sleeve : 7" sleeve NO spine

7" 4mm spined gatefold : 7" gatefold with 4mm spine

12" Templates

12" Labels : 12" labels

12" printed paper Inner sleeve : Download 12" printed paper inner sleeve

12" printed disco sleeve (no spine) : 12" printed disco sleeve (no spine)

12" 3mm spine sleeve : Download 12" sleeve with 3mm spine template

12" 3mm spine sleeve w/ center holes : 12" sleeve with 3mm spine + die cut center holes

12" 6mm spine sleeve (for Classic 2-discs) : Download 12" sleeve with 6mm spine (for double LP)

12" 7mm spine gatefold : Download 12" gatefold with 7mm spine

Options

One side printed download card : download card template


12" square insert (1 or 2 panel) : 12" square insert

12" 4pp folding insert (1 or two side printed) : 4pp 12" folding insert


Please find below brief guidelines to follow when preparing your artwork depending on the preferred file format.


PDF format:

  • Select the PDF template from the downloaded archive (of your desired product).
  • Set the resolution at 300dpi is using raster software/application.
  • Ensure that final files are CMYK. Design software/applications in RGB are not suitable.
  • Prior to saving the finished artwork file, ensure all template guidelines are switched off or deleted. 
  • Save your final artwork file in PDF format.


PSD Photoshop format:

  • Select the PSD template from the downloaded archive (of your desired product).
  • Open the template file directly in Photoshop without making any changes or modifications to the settings.
  • Design your artwork directly into each layer as required.
  • Once your design is complete, switch off the template layers by clicking the eye icon for each layer.
  • Flatten the artwork/layers via layers>flatten artwork
  • Artwork must be saved in native .psd format. 


AI Illustrator format:

  • Select the PSD template from the downloaded archive (of your desired product).
  • Open the template file directly in Photoshop without making any changes or modifications to the settings.
  • Design your artwork directly into each layer as required.
  • Once your design is complete, switch off the template layers by clicking the eye icon for each layer.
  • All fonts must be converted to outlines. All images must be embedded in the design/file.  
  • Artwork must be saved in native .ai format.