Preparing artwork for record sleeves and labels is an important aspect of the vinyl record manufacturing process. Properly prepared artwork ensures that the record sleeve and label will look professional and appealing to potential customers.
When creating artwork for a record sleeve, it is important to consider the size and layout of the sleeve. A standard 12-inch LP record sleeve will typically have a front and back cover, as well as spine and inner sleeve artwork. The front cover should be the main focus of the artwork, while the back cover should contain additional information such as track listings, credits, and lyrics. The spine should include the title of the record and the artist name, while the inner sleeve can be used for additional artwork or liner notes.
When creating artwork for a record label, it is important to consider the size and layout of the label. A standard 7-inch or 12-inch record label will typically include the title of the record, the artist name, and the label name. It’s important to follow the standard size of a label which is 92mm in diameter for 7-inch records and 100mm in diameter for 12-inch records.
The artwork should be designed at a high resolution, typically at least 300 dpi. It is important to use high-quality images and graphics to ensure that the artwork will look sharp and clear when printed on the record sleeve or label.
It is also important to consider the color scheme and overall aesthetic of the artwork. The artwork should complement the music and create a cohesive visual experience for the listener.
Finally, it is important to proofread the artwork for any errors or typos before submitting it for printing, to ensure that the finished product is free of mistakes and looks professional.