This site does not contain any music or audio files, nor
do we sell bootleg CDs. The covers on this site are intended to compliment the
GIA file server on Murmurs.com which is run with the knowledge of the bands management.
For more information see the Copyright and Disclaimer section.
are free to download and distribute the covers as much as
you like as long as they are not altered or used in the
sale of bootlegs. If you are after a variation or have an alternate tracklisting
to the ones available email me the details and I will add
it to the collection.
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It is extremely difficult to write a definitive guide to printing these covers. This is due to the fact that people use a wide variety of software to print with and output on a range of printers. The aim of this guide then is to provide as much information as possible so no matter what software or equipment you use you will have the knowledge to obtain the best result.
COVER - CD covers
are 120mm x 120mm with 5mm of bleed around the
image, making the physical size of the image 130mm
x 130mm at a resolution of 200dpi (older covers
are 150dpi). For full cover dimensions see diagram
INLAY - The inlay
is 150mm x 117mm with 5mm of bleed around the
image, making the physical size of the image 160mm
x 127mm at a resolution of 200dpi (older covers
are 150dpi). For full inlay dimensions see diagram
LABELS - Labels vary greatly depending on the labelling
product or print method used. Due to this, labels
are covered in more detail HERE.
Glossary of Terms
Marks - Lines near the margins
of artwork or photos indicating where to
cut, perforate, or fold. Since a number
of the covers on this site have white borders
iIt is important to indicate where to trim
the covers from the printed sheet.
Bleed - Where an image or coloured backbround runs up
to the edge of a page there is the chance that
a white edge may show if the image is not cropped
correctly. To prevent this you make the colour
or image larger that the cropped area, this extra
image is called the bleed.
DPI (Resolution) - This is an abbreviation for dots per
inch, a measurement of print image resolution
and quality. A larger number of dots allows
for more detail and therefore a higher resolution
image. The higher the DPI the greater the detail
and the larger the file size. Computer screens
display all data at 72dpi so an image 20cm
by 20cm at 72dpi will be smaller on a computer
screen than a 300dpi image of the same dimension
although both will print the same same size
with the 300dpi version being better quality.
GSM (Paper Weight) - The weight of metric
paper is given in grams per square metre (gsm).
By definition, one square meter is one A0 size sheet
or 16 A4 size sheets.
UndercoverXP is a free windows program
to easily print CD covers. It supports JPEG,
Gif, PNG and Bmp formats and can automatically
scale front covers, back covers, front + inside,
inlays, DVD Boxes, Playstation covers and Pressit
/ CoolBela LD001 CD labels to the correct sizes.
Other types can be easily added via a configuration
file. Currently 20 language files are available
and more to come.
Download, unzip and install UndercoverXP.
After installation is complete download extraxt the rar file to somewhere logical where you'll be able to find it. Open up the folder and run UnderCoverXP.exe. This will load the program, it should open up with the RCS settings loaded into the dropdown menus.
Covers with UndercoverXP
Step 1 - Start by clicking in the white panel on
the left. A dialog box will appear asking
you to select the file you wish to load. Select
the Cover you wish to print. The cover will
now load onto the page.
Step 2 Above the left panel, select the fourth
radial button. From the adjacent drop down
menu select 'REM Cover Studio Front'. The
cover on the page will now be scaled to the
correct size to allow for the bleed and crop
Step 3 - Repeat steps 1 & 2 with the right hand
page. This time selecting the matching inlay
and from the drop down menu selecting 'REM
Cover Studio Inlay'.
Step 4 - If you want you can turn on the "Draw Cut/ Fold Lines". This will add extended crop marks to the covers.
4 - If you wish to save paper the tickbox
circled in the diagram above will move both the
cover and the inlay onto the left hand side so
both can be printed on the one sheet of paper.
Undercover XP Local
Download (RAR) - UndercoverXP (868kb - v1.19)
printing of labels is a very difficult topic to
tackle because of the products and labelling methods
available. There are many labelling kits on the
market each with there own templates. There are
a wide variety of label sizes. There are printers
on the market which allow for direct cd printing.
All of these issues and more complicate any kind
of stream lined discussion about how any one person
prints their labels.
The labels on this site are provided
with a generous amount of bleed to ensure the
entire sticker is printed no matter what size
the stickers are and to prevent white edges. Due
to the varying sizes of labels we make sure that
all the text is positioned well inside the print
safe area. As long as the design is centred to
the sticker the design will print perfectly.
UndercoverXP, the program provided
above, comes with templates for a wide range of
labelling products. We are currently working on
updating our dat files so that our labels will
print in accordance with these products.
always trying to make it easier for people to
print the covers provided. Currently we are
looking at how to make CoverXP more compatible
as well. It seems that this program is also
in wide use. Keep checking this page for setting
updates for UndercoverXP as well as other guides,
software and tips for printing REM covers.