FAQs - Design Services

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  • I’m having you do my design.  What do you need from me?

    Please supply us with the text you want (track titles, lyrics, credits, etc.) and any photos or images you’d like to use.  Save your text as computer document (e.g. Simple Text or Word), otherwise you will be charged an hourly rate for typesetting.  Download a design worksheet and submit it with your order form to help our designers know more about the genre of music, your target audience, and the mood you’re wanting to achieve.

  • How do I submit photos?

    We can accept traditional photographs or digital photos supplied on disc. We cannot accept negatives.  For best results, digital photos should be high resolution (300 dpi).

  • This is my first CD. What sort of of text should I include in my package?

    Most CDs include track titles, production credits, artist contact info, and thank you’s. You may also want to include song lyrics or even the story behind the music. Other artists prefer to put lyrics and detailed information on their website and just include a link in their artwork.

  • Do I get to pick from multiple designs?

    Depending on how clear a concept you have originally, we may give you 2 or 3 cover mock-ups to choose from at the beginning.  This allows us to start off in the right direction before designing the entire package.

  • What if I don’t like my first design proof?

    Your design order includes up to 2 rounds, which gives us the ability to nail down the perfect design for you.

  • Do you have stock photos available?

    Yes, we have access to several large stock photo libraries.  If you have a specific image in mind, please let us know and we’ll do our best to find something that works for you.

  • Do you do photo retouching?

    We can fix minor blemishes such as pimples or small scratches in a photo for free.  More extensive fixes are charged at our standard hourly rate of $85.

  • Is there a way to see the fonts that you have available?

    We have a huge multitude of fonts available - it would be too difficult to publish a list.  It’s best to let us know the type font you’re looking for (simple, funky, thick, elegant, handwritten, etc.) or supply a sample of a font that you like. We may not have that exact font, but we’ll probably have something close.  You may also want to check out myfonts.com for a good sampling of fonts.

  • Will I receive proofs of the design?

    Yes, we will send PDF proofs of your design package for approval as the design progresses. We can also create color-matched print proofs for an additional charge.

  • How long until I see my first design proof?

    Depending on the complexity of your design, proofs can take anywhere from 2-7 business days.

  • Will the designer listen to my CD before he or she starts the design?

    If you feel that hearing your music is important, you may send a CD-R or MP3 of your music for the designer to listen to before he or she starts designing.