Album cover or CD cover design or inlay cards, all are very important in CD or album presentations. These are the first gate to the albums. The music lovers first look at the album cover and then decide whether they wish to know more about the product. So, album designs should be thoughtfully and attractively done. Mee Records [Music You Love to Possess] is primarily focused to the offered musical contents. This is different from the usual marketing strategy of using a musician’s popularity as one of the primary tools to penetrate the market. As Mee Records’ penetration strategy is on its musical content the cover designs MUST MATCH this. Mee Records will request for 67% to 100% of the front cover space to be devoted to the concept of the music album or Theme of the Album. Wiki writes about the composition sizes, please go through the following passage:
“A jewel CD case is a compact disc case that has been used since the compact disc was first released in 1982. It is a three-piece plastic case, measuring 142 mm × 125 mm × 10 mm (5.59 in × 4.92 in × 0.39 in), a volume of 177.5 cm³, which usually contains a compact disc along with the liner notes and a back card. Two opposing transparent halves are hinged together to form the casing, the back half holding a media tray that grips the disc by its hole. All three parts are made of injection-moulded polystyrene.
The front lid contains two, four, or six tabs to keep any liner notes in place. The liner notes typically will be a 120 mm × 120 mm (4.72 in × 4.72 in) booklet, or a single 242 mm × 120 mm (9.53 in × 4.72 in) leaf folded in half. In addition, there is usually a back card, 150 mm × 118 mm (5.9 in × 4.65 in), underneath the media tray and visible through the clear back, often listing the track names, studio, copyright data and other information. The back card is folded into a flattened “U” shape, with the sides being visible along the ends (often referred to as the spine) of the case. The ends usually have the name of the release and the artist, and often label or catalogue information printed on them, and are designed to be visible when the case is stored vertically, ‘book-style’, on shelves.” (Wikipedia 2016)
Please discuss your design plans with Mee Records. THIS IS IMPORTANT.
For the CD design we shall supply you the sizes of Front Cover, Back Cover and Spines. The designer will use 300 dpi and CMYK setting. Please let Mee Records have:
- Front cover design [One fold with both side printable design] as two tiff files.
- Back cover design that will include the spines [one side printable design] as tiff file.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. “Optical disc packaging.” Wikipedia. 5 7, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_disc_packaging (accessed 5 16, 2016).