As exciting as it may seem to get your CD recorded, printed and packaged, there are a few factors that you might have to give a once over before you give the go-ahead. Nothing could be more devastating than investing all that time and money on your design, to finally receive your bulk delivery of 500 copies and find that there’s a spelling mistake on the cover. You also don’t want to rush into any decisions regarding your design to then wish that you’d chosen a different concept.
During the long production process of your product, it’s easy to miss mistakes that on second glance may seem blatantly obvious. That’s why it’s so important to carry out a few routine checks that could save you from embarrassment and that will create the right impression.
This may seem like common sense, but is a simple mistake to make. Not only will it be an expensive mistake, but can be one that will affect your reputation. Spelling mistakes can reflect badly on you, quickly turning you from a professional into an amateur.
If a mistake on your packaging wasn’t expensive enough, a copyright lawsuit could get you in deeper trouble. Make sure logos, slogans or any other graphics that you have printed are completely original, not to mention your actual recordings. It may be an innocent error on your part, but the person that you’ve allegedly ripped off might not be so understanding. If you think your logo design looks familiar, change it. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Thinking of a design for what might be your debut recording is a tough one. Your consumers are going to get a reflection of you as an artist judging by what’s on your cover, so you’ve got to make it memorable – in a good way. The idea is not to make any rash decisions – you might choose a particular design because it seemed novel or on trend at the time, to then see the phase die out a couple of weeks after you’ve sealed the deal.
The best option is to opt for a simple and classic design which is timeless, yet one which makes a statement and speaks to your target audience.
Sometimes you can be your own harshest critic. When creating your design it’s hard not to be a perfectionist. Getting someone else to check it over whose opinion you value, or an opinion from your intended audience can make a world of difference and could make you rethink some design decisions you’ve made.
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