Legendary musician, producer, and artist Herb Alpert recently compiled his life’s work through a new documentary “Herb Alpert Is…”  We were fortunate to contribute to the packaging and print work for the Deluxe Vinyl LP and CD sets.

Unboxing the Deluxe Vinyl LP

Unboxing the Deluxe CD Set

This release from Herb Alpert Presents is a definitive retrospective on the illustrious career of one of America’s most unique musical voices, Herb Alpert! Containing 63 tracks culled from 6 decades of the trumpeter’s classic recordings, Herb Alpert Is… is the perfect companion piece to the 2020 feature length documentary of the same name.

Each of these complex works of art was a passion project for us and a distinct pleasure to be trusted with such craftsmanship of design.  Our love of printing and music have found its crossroads a few times here at Classic Litho, but none so special as this.

Limited Edition (2,020 units) 5 vinyl LP box set.

Presented in a coffee table style LP record book containing five 12-inch, audiophile quality 180-gram vinyl records and 180 pages of vintage photos, extensive song credits, and a 7,500 word essay written by Bud Scoppa. The record book is housed in a custom slipcase with a screened printed smoked acrylic window.

Deluxe CD Box Set

Presented in a hard bound Digi case with 3 discs and a 180-page book of vintage photos, extensive song credits, and a 7,500 word essay written by Bud Scoppa. The Digi case is housed in a custom slipcase with a screened printed smoked acrylic window.

Details & Specifications

Client

iDesign – Grammy nominated Brian Porizek

for Herb Albert Is…

Material

Deluxe Vinyl LP Set:

  • Slipcase Wrap: Sterling Ultra 80# C1S Litho Label
  • Slipcase Window: .060 Grey #2064 Chemcast Acrylic
  • Book Wrap: Sterling Ultra 80# C1S Litho Label
  • 5 Vinyl Album Jackets: Tango 24 pt. C1S Cover
  • 176 Text Pages: Sterling Premium 105# Matte Text
  • Two 4-Page End Sheets: Accent 100# Smooth Opaque Cover

Deluxe CD Set:

  • Digicase Wrap & Liner: Sterling Ultra 80# C1S Litho Label
  • Digipak: Tango 18 pt. C1S Cover
  • Slipcase Wrap: Sterling Ultra 80# C1S Litho Label
  • Slipcase Window: .060 Grey #2064 Chemcast Acrylic
  • Tip-On Pocket: Tango 24 pt. C1S Cover
  • Book Cover: Sterling Premium 130# Silk Cover
  • 176 Text Pages: Sterling Premium 100# Silk Book
Ink

Deluxe Vinyl LP Set:

  • Slipcase Wrap: 6+++/0 – UV Process, Conventional Black (touch) & Conventional PMS 109 (first press pass) + overall soft touch lamination + offline spot gloss UV + spot gloss varnish (second press pass)
  • Slipcase Window: Screenprint PMS 109
  • Book Wrap: 6+++/0 – UV Process, Conventional Black (touch) & Conventional PMS 109 (first press pass) + overall soft touch lamination + offline spot gloss UV + spot gloss varnish (second press pass)
  • 5 Vinyl Album Jackets: 5++/0 – UV Process & Conventional PMS 109 + Satin Aqueous + offline spot gloss UV
  • 176 Text Pages: 4+/4+ – Conventional Process + Satin Aqueous
  • Two 4-Page End Sheets: 2/2 – UV Black + Conventional PMS 109

Deluxe CD Set:

  • Digicase Wrap & Liner: 6+++/0 – UV Process, Conventional Black (touch) & Conventional PMS 109 (first press pass) + overall soft touch lamination + offline spot gloss UV + spot gloss varnish (second press pass)
  • Digipak: 4+/4 – UV Process + satin aqueous (1-side)
  • Slipcase Window: Screenprint PMS 109
  • Tip-On Pocket: 4+/0 – UV Process + offline spot gloss UV
  • Book Cover: 4+/4+ – Conventional Process + satin aqueous
  • 176 Text Pages: 4+/4+ – Conventional Process + satin aqueous
Finishing & Fulfillment

Deluxe Vinyl LP Set:

  • Slipcase: Groove 118 pt. black chip 4-panel slipcase, diecut 40 pt. black chip frame 1, diecut 60 pt. black chip frame 2, diecut 20 pt. black chip frame 3, glue 40 pt. & 60 pt., casewrap slipcase w/ window, tape acrylic into 60 pt. frame, tape 40 pt. over acrylic & wrap face
  • Book: Groove & casewrap 118 pt. chip (5 pc. cover), line cover, diecut 98 pt. black chip spacers (7), fold twenty 8-page text sigs & nest as 10-16’s, glue spine, side sew & trim book block to size, collate 176-page book block, 5 vinyl album jackets & 7 spacers, glue, staple & glue into cased cover

Fulfillment on LP:

  • Open book to page 3 & rubber stamp unit #.
  • Fulfill 5 album jackets with different 12” vinyl albums in dustjackets (in order).
  • Clean fulfilled book & slide into slipcase
  • Shrinkwrap single unit
  • Create custom shipper & pack
  • Bulk carton pack per spec
  • Label outer cartons per spec

Deluxe CD Set:

  • Slipcase: Groove 118 pt. black chip 4-panel slipcase, diecut 40 pt. black chip frame 1, diecut 60 pt. black chip frame 2, diecut 20 pt. black chip frame 3, glue 40 pt. & 60 pt., casewrap slipcase w/ window, tape acrylic into 60 pt. frame, tape 40 pt. over acrylic & wrap face
  • Digipak: Diecut 90 pt. black chip, casewrap & line 3-panel cover
  • Book: Diescore cover, fold and collate text & PUR Perfect Bind

Fulfillment on CD:

  • Attach 6-panel digipak to Digicase cover
  • Attach Tip-On Pocket to Digicase cover
  • Fulfill 3 clear digitrays with different CD’s (in order).
  • Clean fulfilled book & slide into slipcase
  • Shrinkwrap single unit
  • Create custom shipper & pack
  • Bulk carton pack per spec
  • Label outer cartons per spec
Contact

Contact: Ricky Hammock

Project Manager: Bill Bardes

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Ricky Hammock

Ricky Hammock

Ricky was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Southern California. He’s been in the printing industry for over 35 years. On the weekends, you can find him playing in one of his many 80s cover bands or at the local skate park. Ricky is responsible for all aspects of production at Classic Litho. His experience and expertise provides clients with creative, cost-effective production methods to help them turn their ideas into reality.