Greetings, I have a small production company and we are just finishing up the recording of our first full length CD (we have done only EP's in the past). I'm still pretty new to all of this so i wanted to see what everyone's take is... Does packaging really matter that much? personally, i find DIY packaging to be somewhat charming, but at the same time... unprofessional and possibly forboding to the music held on the cd. That is a stereotype for sure... i have seen otherwise... But i guess it depends on how someone pulls off thier DIY packaging design... Anyway, Do you think the 'jewel case, standard setup' is played out and banal? So much so that its a negative thing for a band when it comes to 'standing out' to A&R, Media, or even sitting on a shelf at a record store? What about 'eco sleeves'... aka... cardboard 4 sided foldout sleeves. Its cardboard. and its good for the enviornment. ha... Lastly, if anyone has any insite into good cd replication places... would you be a doll and shoot them my way? i'd be most grateful. thanks!