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Click to email ChrisTop 10 Graphics Tips
for Designing CDs
by Christopher Knab 
Fourfront Media & Music - Copyright 2008


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  1. Reducing is good, enlarging is bad
  2. Placement is everything. balance and use of space is critical
  3. Choose fonts with your image in mind
  4. Don't use more than 6 fonts total in any given design
  5. Use easy to read fonts that distinguish clearly your name from any product title
  6. Choose colors carefully, make sure lettering on colors is easily readable
  7. Work creatively within your budget, and keep things simple
  8. Put a barcode on the back cover all recordings intended for retail sales
  9. Use a graphic artist with CD/Tape design experience.
  10. Put artist/band name on the top 1/3rd of any CDs or records

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Christopher Knab is an independent music business consultant based in Seattle, Washington. He is available for private consultations on promoting and marketing independent music, and can be reached by email at: chris@chrisknab.net

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