Just curious. Do you guys in here actually download each of your games onto a DVD and print these covers out to use on a case? What do you do for the smaller games? What do you do for the games too big to fit onto a single DVD? Use multiple DVDs or a Blu-Ray?
Also for people who actually print the covers, what type of paper do you use? What type of printer is better for this stuff?
Early on I did print covers and store my games on DVD. At the time I did not realize how large my game collection on GOG would get. As it grew it became more expensive and time consuming to do so. I started using my game "collection" covers, especially the min ink version.
Minimal Ink - http://u.cubeupload.com/Stuff/GOGGamesCollectionMi.jpg
Collection - http://u.cubeupload.com/Stuff/GOGGamesCollection.jpg
Four of five years ago that too became tiresome as GOG started releasing rapid updates . . . it just became too much trouble. I started backing up my games on an external hard drive so I could just replace files instead of burning another disk.
Concerning printing here is a link to a post I made in April of 2011. It is way out dated but should still have some useful info concerning the printing the GOG covers. http://www.gog.com/forum/general/unofficial_dvd_covers_for_gog_com_games/post733
Since glossy paper is more expensive and often cracks when wrapped around the cover frame (depending on the brand) I recommend matte photo paper still. The clear plastic gives the appearance of gloss to the paper and the paper does not crack and is much cheaper. Also, glossy sometimes seemed to be off on the color reproduction/ink absorption but your experience may differ.
Eventually my purpose was to save the original
game cover with each of my games. Making a cover did that and also saved some info on the game. "Back in the day" I spent a lot of time making a buying decision based almost entirely on the game box alone. Often I found myself sitting on the floor of a store, along with several other folks, pouring over 3 or 4 game boxes in an effort to buy the "best" game. Because of that, my first thought on hearing a game name is the box cover appears in my mind. I do print covers / disks for certain games but not all. I do make at least the front covers now to save with my games as an image file along with the GOG extras.