DV Wright Music

CD artwork project – DIY

Usually I just release my music as digital distribution only, streaming/download. Is this a good idea? probably not, it’s probably better to release on all media that anyone could possibly use, however those media formats cost money and usually (based on the underwhelming demand for my music) it’s just not worth it 🙂

Anyway, for my ‘solo’ acoustic release “Juniper Snowberries” I did print up some DIY CD’s to send to friends.

Criteria:
* inexpensive to make
* easy to make
* inexpensive to mail
* looks ‘artsy’ and DIY-ish but still decent

Materials:
* 100 Taiyo Yuden/JVC 52X CDR 80min 700MB Grade A Overprints – $15
* Elite CD/DVD Labels 100 per Pack, Matte White – $12
* Large White Cardboard CD Mailer 6″ X 6-3/8″ with Adhesive Flap – 50 Pack – $12 (**USPS)
* LDB – 100pcs ECO FRIENDLY CD DVD CARDBOARD SLEEVE, GRAY, POST CONSUMER WASTE, PCW – SF09LECO – $13
* (100 Sheets; 600 Labels), Same Size as Avery© 5164, 6-UP, Shipping Labels (4.0″ x 3-1/3″) – $7
* 2-line Rubber Hand stamp (http://www.holmesstamp.com/products/2-line-rubber-stamp_0/) $12

Result:

Juniper Snowberries - CD Artwork front cover

Juniper Snowberries – CD Artwork front cover

Juniper Snowberries - CD Artwork

Juniper Snowberries – CD Artwork

Juniper Snowberries - CD Artwork Back cover

Juniper Snowberries – CD Artwork Back cover

(sorry, blurry picture, not actually blurry)

(**USPS Officially, USPS rules state these should be under $1 to send! Unfortunately, ALL mail clerks I dealt with will charge the media rate, which is alot more, I think like $2, I forget exactely, sorry, it’s not worth arguing with them, you will lose… I would recommend maybe buying stamps and putting them in the mailbox? not sure, I gave up on this project and did not pursue this further because of the USPS clerks… may you have more tenacity – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00065DGF0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#Ask – I also tried these – “SuperMediaStore 5 x 5 Inch CD/DVD White Cardboard Mailer With Flap & Seal 25 Pack”, same outcome )

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