[ubuntu-uk] Wanted: artists input on papercdcase.

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sat Mar 17 15:22:31 GMT 2007


Nicholas Butler wrote:
> For a while now I have been wondering how we can create good quality CD 
> cases without the inherent ( potential waste ) of creating the current 
> Cardboard flyer/folders and with a mechnism to allow us to create new 
> content for the cover ( including such wondeful things as local 
> Ubuntu/Lug contacts ). I am taking a leaf from such classics as 
> PaperCDcase ( http://www.papercdcase.com/ ) and the example video from 
> the Digg article ( 
> http://digg.com/videos/educational/Coolest_Cheapest_and_Practical_CD_Cases_you_ll_even_own_How_to_make_one 
> ). I am not a designer of graphics and art but I can see a opportunity 
> here to create a suitable which can be printed on two sides of good 
> quality A4 paper and then folded to create the case .  Since the artwork 
> can be printed in small scale ( inket / colourlaser ) or large scale ( 
> PDC Copyprint ? ) and then folded as required it seems a better fit to 
> answering the on going presentation requirements. So is there anyone 
> here who can help ?
> 
> Now yes I understand that  this will require work to create the case, 
> but not all things quick and cheap come are easy . I will open a page on 
> the the wiki and post some thoughts on this as a project idea but I 
> wanted to get this a ball rolling.

Good idea Nik

Could I make a plea for a design which is economical (not expensive) 
in terms of use of colours?

For example, in a domestic printer, the colour cartridge is often a 
single multicolour item. For example when the blue runs out, the whole 
thing is dead. (Unless special action is taken). So a balanced 
multicolour design would get best use from domestic cartridges. Use of 
colour in modest contrast also would be economical.

Having said that - how much are A4 colour photocopies now? Is it 
possible to base something on a diy folded colour A4 sheet?

It would be significant to include Ubuntu etc logo and branding 
wouldn't it? Such branding would be covered by some guidelines presumably?

-- 
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391



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