Reaserch into digi packs. Through these slides we will be discussing features of digi packs. BY Mohammed rowe
Features of digipacks. Digipacks are the contents of cds usually made out of paper if not materials such as cardboard/card. When open it is similar to a book and can also have 3 panels with the cd in place at the middle with one panel on the left and on the right usually displaying album art. The idea of digipacks was created by Meadwestvaco by trademark. The tray holding all contents is made by an eqriliq type plastic were then the paper is attached.
Advantages of digipacks. By having more pannels you are able to add more design and album art within these pannels.This means it is more attractive to the audience and can share relavance with the album itself for examle the title itself. The plastic digipacks are made out of are fully recycled allowing the making of these products environmentaly friendly.
Disadvantages of digipacks. Digipacks are more expensive to produce. Digipacks tend to break or get worm very easily as they are mostly made out of paper type material. Cds can fall out and get damaged also because of the weak material it is made out of. Compared to other casings such as jewel cd cases digipacks are weaker.
Key and consitant features of digipacks. The price of digipacks are fairly priced mainly depending on how many pannels the digipacks are made up of and the cd within it. The space in digipacks are not limited to just 4 pannels they can go up to 8 pannels. Digipacks do not just hold the cd but can hold additional features such as a booklet containing album information, track listings and lyrics. Despite digipacks being made out of weak meterials they can a fair amount of damage. Most digipacks are shatterproof.
Analysis of digipacks. This is the analysis of existing digipacks.
Jimihendrix. Front cover , consists mainly of the artist so existing fans can see immediately that it is his album the positioning of the character is almost a portrait positioning of the artist giving a more addressing look to the audience allowing a connection with the audience and allows him to be the focal point of the album. The title of the album is in a bright colour allowing it to become the first recognisable thing to the audience ,the artist name is also part of the digipack title itself this acts as an easy conformation of the artist to the audience. The album itself displayes a large array of colours mainly because of the artists dress sence this also helps with catching the eye of the audience and also relates to the artist as having a great sence of taste.We decided to use this idea in order to relate back to the general concept of our narrative of colours relating to emotions and best of all helps receive attention from the audience.
Imediately we can recognise the convention of track listings on the back of the digipacks this is usefull as it allows easier access to information about names of songs on the cd this also shows track lengths. The idea of the artist tacking up most of the pannel is still kept consistant allowing recognition of the artist. This almost challenges most digipacks as most back panells just displays the track listings rather than both the track listings and the artist. The barcodes on the backpannel are allways kept consistant on all digipacks.
Dream theater. This symbol is seen on almost all the bands other albums ,this then helps fans know Exactly without reading or consuming the rest of information on the album Images used such as the bed links well with the idea of dreams .