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Custom Packaging Spotlight: “The Decalogue” By Sufjan Stevens

Our custom packaging projects are unique to each of our customers, and give us an opportunity to flex our creative strengths in a variety of ways. We recently had the chance to create a custom package for Asthmatic Kitty Records artist Sufjan Stevens, a singer/songwriter based in New York City. This deluxe edition of his album, “The Decalogue,” comprises a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket, 180-gram vinyl, a 40-page songbook, a 9×12 art print by Charlotte de Mezamat, and a download card. Package Specs: Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket printed on 24pt board, black backside board printing, 5 PMS spot colors, and […]

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Completely Custom: Vacation in Hell

Flatbush Zombies - Vacation in Hell

Hello blog readers– We’ve got another installment of Completely Custom for you! We were lucky to have the opportunity to work on the newest Flatbush Zombies release , “Vacation in Hell”. And let us be the first to tell you, this one is SO COOL. The need sunglasses kind of cool. Yeah, we went there. First we started with a 6 panel digipak. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Nay, not simple at all! This one was printed with a matte finish PLUS a spot glitter UV. We were able to mix actual, real life, full on glitter into to the standard UV finish. Since […]

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Completely Custom: Shredders

Shredders - Dangerous Jumps

It’s time to feature another custom package that we’ve manufactured here at Copycats. We have dubbed this as ‘Completely Custom’. Because well, it’s just that, completely custom. This time, we were lucky to have the opportunity to work with our friends, and yet another Doomtree Records artist: Shredders. For the inaugural release for Shredders, we added a few unique elements to really make the packaging shine. We printed and manufactured both the vinyl record and cd. There are a lot of similarities on both, but lets start with vinyl! The vinyl jacket was printed on uncoated card stock with a spot UV. Hard to […]

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Completely Custom: 5 Year Anniversary of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “The Heist”

Macklemore Ryan Lewis The Heist framed custom packaging

You guys! Today, October 9th, 2017 marks FIVE years since our friends Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released their debut full-length album “The Heist”. That’s what they say though right, time flies when you’re having fun? We thought that today would be an opportune time to look back on this “completely custom” package. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis really wanted to bring back the feeling of being excited about bands having a physical product. A tangible thing that you can hold in your hand. This was especially important with iTunes dominating the way people buy records. Copycats was honored to bring something unique into the world. Now, lets […]

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