As most long-time listeners will know, I like to get deeply involved (some would say obsessive) about all stages of production when it comes to music. I spend hundreds of hours on the audio, so it stands to reason that I want the visual side to be of the same standard.
With the new release Sun Riders, the concept (both figuratively and literally) was total transparency. The vinyl will be transparent, the poly sleeves will be transparent, the PVC sleeves will be transparent, and finally, the vinyl stickers for the release info + logo will also be.. you guessed it, transparent. I love minimalism and take the “less is more” approach to all aspects of the design process.
I want to say a big thank you to Discount Banner Printing who supplied the stickers for this new release. As my second career is in Graphic Design, I am extremely anal about print standards and the quality of the stock that printers use to display my work. You only need to look at the gatefold vinyl sleeve for Lithea 2xLP to know how obsessive I can get about quality! This was a far simpler job in comparison, but the text was sharp, the colours vivid and the delivery next day. I can’t ask for anything more than that.
I have no problems adding them to the list of recommended manufacturers for use in vinyl/cd part manufacturing. Labels and artists who are considering the jump into vinyl can be assured that they will do a solid job.