I just finished printing these album covers for feedbacula. They are CMYK but I ended up printing the white text last rather than not printing it on each color layer. The band and I are pretty happy with how they came out, but the flesh colors are still pretty far off from the original design. I would have liked more contrast on the lips. Before when I've printed CMYK and needed flesh tones, I've used spot colors. Is there a better way to get better color matching without additional colors? I used process inks, thinned with transparent base. The colors were all separated in photoshop and the halftones were all at different angles. The mesh counts were different... The sleeves were also gloss. I was worried about the ink scratching off, but after a few layers of ink it seemed to be adhering just fine. The white on the girls face has no ink on it and you can see it was a glossy cover, which I think is cool.
here is the original design
We printed cyan first, then magenta. I think if I had used an even more transparent pink it might have come out a little more fleshy with the y layer.
For yellow we used a really really thin orange because the yellow was too yellow.
This is how they came out. we also printed stickers and a patch. We're about to print a poster with a similar image and I'd really like to get the flesh tones closer. The poster will be on blue paper so I'll have to print white and then CMYK. Ever ask yourself why you make your life soooo difficult? Anyways, this album is by a really good experimental noise band in Chicago and I highly recommend you get a copy. It's their first LP and won't be available in any other format.