Knowledge is Key: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Designing and Creating Physical Product (But Were Not Sure Who To Ask)

With more than 32 years of experience, we at Key made it a priority that our website launched with the Knowledge Base feature. Knowledge Base pulls together our combined expertise, sharing detailed and unparalleled resources on every part of the design and manufacturing process for Vinyl, CD, Cassette, DVD, and Blu-ray.

By pulling back the curtain on what can be a daunting enterprise, we hope to empower everyone, from the band making their first record pressing to seasoned industry veterans - and everyone in between - on each step to creating a product you will be thrilled with.

Manufacturing Guide

We have collated everything you ever wanted to know about supplying masters and artwork for vinyl, CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs manufacturing into our new and improved Manufacturing Guide. Here we demystify the often overwhelming process of getting started on creating physical formats, explaining every part of the process from conception to holding your shiny new piece in your hands.

Artwork Guide

Not sure what is necessary to make your cover art stand out? Our Artwork Guide is here to help. From designing an amazing image to preparing correctly formatted files, our website gives you the essential tools for a great looking finished product. We have even created a check list for success so you don’t have to worry about missing a step. It’s all here for you!

Supplying Art and Text

Need some extra help in pulling together elements you already have? We are here to assemble the art and words you supply into the design you have imagined.

A to Z Glossary

Confused by unfamiliar lingo and terminology? You are not alone. That is why we have made the A to Z Glossary with all of the names, processes and tools laid out. Whether trying to learn more for your own release or looking to extend knowledge and improve product, the Glossary will help you become fluent in the language of manufacturing in no time.

Beginners Guide to Artwork

For those that have never or rarely untaken the task of preparing artwork for duplication, we have your back. Our guide for those new to the process will walk you through every step, ensuring a quality end product and instilling confidence for future projects.

For an even deeper dive into the world of manufacturing you can find further articles at the link below, ensuring you have all the information you are looking for before embarking on making your own work come to life. Of course, we are always here to answer any questions. Please get in touch for more information or if there is something we have not covered - we would love to hear from you.