Confidential Records

Manufacturing Services

Artwork

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

ARTWORK GUIDE

A PDF guide to supplying artwork can be seen here.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION

  • All digital releases require front cover artwork only, similar to the front cover of a CD; this should be a square JPG / JPEG File measuring 1600 x 1600 pixels at a minimum resolution of 72 dpi.
  • Images should be high-quality; Phone / Camera snapshots will generally not be acceptable.
  • Blurry, pixelated, rotated, or otherwise poor quality art will not be accepted.
DIGITAL ARTWORK Photoshop Templates
Single / Ep / Album Cover Artwork
Ringtone Cover Artwork

DIGITAL ARTWORK Notes
We can approve almost all artwork, unless it contains:
  • URLs (web / email addresses)
  • Twitter / Facebook usernames
  • Logos of online stores
  • Nudity
  • Gross content
  • Pricing Information
  • Duplicate art (using the same art for different releases)

    SPOTIFY FOR ARTISTS

    To enhance your Spotify site you can provide an Avatar and Photo of the artist.
    AVATAR : SQUARE image measuring 300 x 300 pixels
    PHOTO : OBLONG image measuring 2690 x 1150 pixels

    APPLE / iTUNES ARTISTS

    Your artist image is the photo that appears with your music in Apple Music and the iTunes Store.
  • Must be a photo of the artist(s)
  • No words, graphics, logos, borders, etc.
  • Photo must be square
  • Minimum size 2400 x 2400 pixels
  • Don't increase the size of smaller images to meet the minimum standard
  • Must conform to Apple's photo template (below)

  • Apple / iTunes Artist Template

    PHYSICAL MANUFACTURING

    GENERAL INFORMATION
    • Physical Manufacturing releases require full artwork as appropriate.
    • All artwork needs to be in high resolution flattened PDF format with no guidelines or template marks.
    • If you cannot provide a high resolution flattened PDF, please save as JPG images in the highest resolution you can (minimum 300 dpi).
    • To ensure a quality print it is recommended that no part of the print exceeds a colour value over 300% of CMYK. This is particularly important for black print areas.
      For example:-
      60% Cyan(C), 60% Magenta(M), 60% Yellow(Y) and 100% Black(K) create a black colour with a total value of 280% which is ideal for print.
      100% Cyan(C), 100% Magenta(M), 100% Yellow(Y) and 100% Black(K) create a black colour with a total value of 400% which is NOT ideal for print.
    • Please only submit FINISHED artwork, not drafts, as it cannot be changed afterwards.
    • Avoid large plain / white areas.
    • CD Labels should have solid artwork in the middle, ie. please do not have the centre hole showing on your artwork.
    • Artwork should ideally be to an minimum of 300 dpi resolution with text at least 3mm from any edge and be no less than 7pt size.
    • All releases require a BARCODE and ISRC NUMBERS (we can provide these for you).
    COLOUR MATCHING
    All jobs can expect a tolerance of plus or minus 5% in colour matching between artwork parts.

    PHYSICAL ARTWORK Photoshop Templates
    Bleed Example (PDF)

    CD SINGLES
    CD Label (On-Body printing)
    Card Wallet

    CD EPS
    CD Label (On-Body printing)
    2 Page Booklet
    4 Page Booklet

    CD ALBUMS
    CD Label (On-Body printing)
    2 Page Booklet
    4 Page Booklet
    6 Page Z-Fold Booklet
    Backcard / Inlay

    OTHER OPTIONS (At Extra Cost)
    DigiPak (Blister Pack) 1
    DigiPak (Blister Pack) 2
    Double Card Wallet

    PHYSICAL ARTWORK Notes
    We can approve almost all artwork, unless it contains:
  • URLs (web / email addresses)
  • Twitter / Facebook usernames
  • Logos of stores / outlets
  • Nudity
  • Gross content
  • Pricing Information
  • Duplicate art (using the same art for different releases)
  • References to physical media formats (e.g.: "CD" or "Compact Disc")
  • Blurry, pixelated, rotated, or otherwise poor quality art

    NOTE : More complex artwork requirements may affect the final cost of your order.

    TERMS : CWO for all Manufacturing Orders


  • Confidential Records UK Ltd

    Independent UK Record Label

    Confidential Records
    Maori Music Publishing
    Cadmanlane Studio

    Confidential Records UK Ltd
    Bus. Reg. No.: 6820545
    PRS For Music : 159804347
    MCPS : 159804347
    PPL : 102463585
    SoundExchange : 1000017931
    Music Reports : MD52003