So let’s split this into two parts – Audio and Artwork.
There are a few ways to supply your master to us:
1. Have your mastering/recording studio put your DDP master and an MD5 Checksum FIle into a folder and email it to us – We recommend www.wetransfer.com, which is free!
2. Send us a master CD that you or your mastering/recording studio have created ready for pressing in the post to MBM, 30 Hood Close, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8ES.
3. Email us your 16-bit / 44.1KHz Mastered WAV or AIFF audio files, a text file detailing the track order (make sure your audio files are named), and details of whether you want 0 or 2 second gaps bewteen songs, or a mix of both for certain songs, and then we’ll create your master cd – FOR FREE! We can send you a proof copy to check off too, but please note that this will add time to your job’s turnaround. We recommend methods 1 and 2 whenever possible.
Guidelines: We can accept artwork in both PSD (Photoshop) and PDF file formats. Due to our very high standards, it is essential that all artwork submitted has and uses a full 3mm bleed around all edges, has a minimum resolution of 300dpi, and is in CMYK colour format. We would also recommend any layers with fine text, lines, or images such as barcodes are set to 100% black (K), and 0% CMY.
If using photoshop, when your artwork files are done, set up a brand new folder and save a new copy of each project into it. (Leaving your old ones intact should any edits be needed) Then, merge all of the artwork layers into one layer, and keep any guideline layers (Called “Guide layer” in any of our photoshop templates that have them), and save with clear file names – Such as “Inlay_Inner”, “On_CD”, “booklet_pages_8_1″, Card Wallet” and so on. This will ensure all layers are safe and sound throughout the process. If exporting as a PDF after this process, ensure layers are switched to on, to keep the guide layer separate.
If we recommend one major top tip, it is to double and triple check your layout and spelling
Artwork Creation: We can create your artwork from scratch, or from a selection of photos and a logo – Our in house prices are:
£20 – CD
£30 – CD + Card Wallet / CD + Booklet
£40 – CD + Digipack
£50 – CD + Full Jewel Case Artwork / CD + Digipack + Booklet
We can supply you with photoshop templates for all of our products, and will automatically email them to you when you place an order. If you would like them ahead of your order, just email us on and we’ll send them straight out!