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We like to talk, like a lot. Sometimes we write about things that are important to our customers. And sometimes, well we just write things because we don’t know what else to do with ourselves.

Mötley Crüe Dr. Feelgood 30th Anniversary Set

Did you catch the new product for Mötley Crüe’s 30th? In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Mötley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood album, a specially packaged version of the album along with a variety of select merchandise was released back in December. We had a blast getting to work on this project, and following the release we got the chance to sit down with Melanie Pillette, VP of Production and Digital Fulfillment at Better Noise Music to get the inside details on the entire box set and their experience working with us! What was the inspiration for releasing such a wide […]

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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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Artist Spotlight: Anna Nalick

Anna Nalick promotional image

Anna Nalick’s fourth studio release, “At Now”, is a collection of pop/alternative and folk/Americana tunes that paint an authentic portrait of the songwriter’s development to date. Visceral poetry and raw storytelling are supported by emotionally rich melodies and production. The artist’s voice has developed along with her writing to reveal the depth of seductive soulfulness and strength through vulnerability that has been budding since she debuted with her multi-platinum selling solo-written album, “Wreck of the Day”, featuring first hit single, “Breathe(2AM)”, when she was a teenage songstress over 10 years ago. While “At Now” is a departure from previous albums, […]

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

Macklemore Ryan Lewis The Heist framed custom packaging

Today, October 9th, 2017 marks FIVE years since our friends Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released their debut full-length album “The Heist”. Time flies when you’re having fun, as they say! 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 get into some of […]

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Completely Custom: Macklemore “Gemini”

Gemini Deluxe Packaging - cover

We had the pleasure of creating another deluxe package for our good friend and long-time customer Macklemore. This was created completely custom in order to achieve a totally unique package. FINAL SPECS – 6×9 custom zine printed on uncoated stock board with glued in sleeve on front panel, die cut pocket for back panel, plus a 28 page booklet of artwork printed on 80# uncoated paper stock – Disc printed full color with matte varnish – Die cut “Golden Ticket” printed on gold metallic board stock with 1 color printing, plus a peel and win label on the back with sequential numbering and variable copy underneath […]

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