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Thread started 02/21/16 11:30pm

batman89

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The Very Best of Prince - printing error cover?

Was browsing the shops before the show yesterday and of course, made the obligatory visit to the "P" section. There, the standard stocks exists "Purple Rain", "The Hits", "Ultimate" and a different version of "The Very Best of Prince". Different in the sense that the cover art seems to have been negatively reversed during the print process? Perhaps this is a real version I've not come across before, but it looks rather odd and much of the collaged imagery details are lost due to this effect (or error). The back cover is also reversed out with the Scandalous pose also a negative image.

Is this legitimately an approved cover or a printing glitch?

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Reply #1 posted 02/22/16 12:11am

ThaCat

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yeah its a printing glitch

good find though, was all the copies on the shelf like that,

my version has the original colours i never seen the photos inverted like that before.

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Reply #2 posted 02/22/16 12:56am

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this is the australian edition, right?

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Reply #3 posted 02/22/16 1:00am

thedance

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(I saw these on facebook, not rare at all................ afaik?)

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Reply #4 posted 02/22/16 1:05am

dualboot

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But not everything is inverted (as Parade).

Weird.

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Reply #5 posted 02/22/16 3:38am

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I don't think it's a printing glitch. If it were, I imagine the title text would be inverted too, but it's not. I think it's some WB employee's artistic decision.

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Reply #6 posted 02/22/16 5:44am

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toejam said:

I don't think it's a printing glitch. If it were, I imagine the title text would be inverted too, but it's not. I think it's some WB employee's artistic decision.

They had aa negative mindset

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