This diagram shows the layout of a CD-ROM business card, but the requirements are the same for any shaped CD, or custom shaped CD. The gray area indicates the area where it is possible to silkscreen artwork. There needs to be a band between the edge of the artwork and the edge of the shape (1 mm clear area). This will allow our trained rats to gnaw the disc without chipping the artwork. We will also need to have a locator line screened onto your disc at the same time as the artwork is applied. This line should start 1-2 mm from the edge of the cut and radiate out directly from the center hole to within 1-2 mm from the edge of the CD. The locator line should be 0.25 mm thick, and as long as possible. It should also be the darkest color possible (darkest color used for silkscreening the artwork). For custom-shaped jobs, we will add the line during balance evaluation for custom shaped CDs. Remember, if you have any questions at all about your artwork, please call us at 817.410.1222, or e-mail graphics[AT]arcube.com.