1763Re: offset printing a letterpress design
- Jul 17, 2003Hm. Thanks. All smart things to keep in mind. And yes, I do believe
that is the position I'm in. Also, I appreciate the tip about the
gang printing methods for CD's. Hadn't thought about that. This one
is a digipack thing. Don't know if that'll make a difference, but I
believe you're right about the budget approach. We shall see...
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, InkPotJim@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 7/17/2003 12:31:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> careysuejohnson@y... writes:
> > i'm hired
> > by a music manager/producer who's shopping a recording to a
> > and the label, i believe, is going to make that decision. i was
> > to provide film. but they want letterpress art.
> Ah, the dreaded music manager and CD packaging job. Get your money
> Just kidding.
> Most CD packaging is printed in gangs, or groups of more than one
job at a
> time, making it a)cheap for the label, but b) impossible to
control. Don't waste
> too much time with technical details of the printing process
> then -- just concentrate on getting them the best film you can.
> I'll assume that since they've hired you to provide film, that it's
> of your pocket (which they may or may not have to reimburse you
> depending on your contract) to have transparencies and scans made,
etc. If it falls
> under a reimburseable for you and they approve, go for the "raking
> get a nice shot taken, then send them the bill.
> CD labels as a whole are printed 4-color en masse, unless you're
REM or some
> other multi platinum artist that the record co. can afford to pull
out all the
> stops for. So spot colors are the exception rather than the rule.
> for printers that are putting 7 other CD labels on the same press
> can't afford to accomodate special requests. It's the same
principle as the
> cheapo postcard printers. Your situation might be different, but
there's a good
> chance what im describing is the situation youre in.
> And then like any good businessperson, you should then immediately
> them that you own the reproduction rights to the cover artwork
beyond any use on
> CD covers, and "By the way, would the band or the label be
> buying a limited edition of the actual letterpress artwork to give
> If you cant have an actual letterpressed CD cover, at least you can
> prints into the hands of someone who might appreciate them.
> Jim Harrison
> DECA Design
> Gainesville, FL
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