Main Index

Printing 101
Mr. Toad's Templates
Disc Design Strategies

Spot Colors Inks
The Clear Inner Hub
The Mirror Band
Printing on Silver
Limitations of Screen Printing
Flood Coats
Managing tonal range
Two Ink Greyscale

Disc Design Critiques
Ink Not Light
Proof Early, Proof Often
Formatting and Layout
For The Novice
File Management
Further Study
About This Site

Printing on the CD's Silver Surface

The reflective surface of the CD holds great potential as a design element, so long as the designer is clever enough to work around the clear inner hub and the mirror band. Here are a few selected strategies (the possibilities are endless):

Judicious use of the silver background
Knocking out clipped screened images to silver through a solid color
Intentional contrast between silver surface [curtain] and white undercoat [people]

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