CD LP Book Blue Note Album Packaging and Discs
Vintage Retro Book Binding Construction, Rigid Chipboard Core


CD Lps are made exactly the same way that we vinyl LPs were made in the 70's - book binding construction and a rigid chipboard material core. Construction is done by laminating a printed wrap across the outside and inside of the LP . Traditionally we make these with outward facing pocket(s). It is very common to put the cd in an inner sleeve inside the pocket.

  • Photos of CD LP Book Blue Note Album Packaging
    Just like the Originals - Rigid Chipboard Core Material & Book Binding

  • Fabric Wrapped LP, Linen and Foil Stamping

    LPs usually have a 4C laminated wrap as part of the book binding construction. However, we have been able to do a linen wrap on LPs using a new technique. Check this out:
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  • Photos of Vintage Blue Note, Retro Packaging

    Here are some vintage retro titles in case you'd like to use some of their design elements:
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  • Photos of 12inch Record Vinyl Packaging, CD Set, Book, Box Set

    We can absolutely make packaging for vinyl records - we don't manufacture vinyl though - but we can do the packaging for you. You can also take a 12inch vinyl package and put cds in it instead of records. Vinyl sized collections are very popular right now too - records, cds, books, key chains, usbs, etc.
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  • Vinyl Discs

    Another fun twist, make the cd like vinyl. We'll give you a hand with this. We have some great masks to help.
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  • Inner Sleeve Options

    Inner Sleeves can be a solid material (like black or tan kraft paper) and unprinted, or they can be printed 1C or 4C on white paper. Uncoated stock is usually preferred by most, but we can also do glossy. We can also do a die cut hole in the sleeve if you'd like.
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  • CD Books with Swinging Sleeves

    Swinging Sleeves are built into the packaging, They can be part of the inner pages if the book has them.
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    Check out our CD DVD Books with Swinging Sleeves Page!

  • CD Books with Clear Plastic Trays, 5 inch Height

    CD Books are usually requested in a 5inch height to go along with the 5inch tray. We can of course make it any way you'd like! Here are some examples of cd books with clear, plastic 5inch trays:

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    CD Book w/ Tray
    Hardbound Book made with Rigid Chipboard Core
    4C Wrap or Fabric Wrap
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    See CD Book Packaging with Trays

  • CD Books with Paper Trays or Foam Trays?

    Paper Trays are eco - friendly substitute for plastic tray. They are 100% recycled paper stock with a cork hub. They look like this:Paper Trays for Digipaks or CD Bookscd paper tray packaging eco friendly alternatives
    See also Paper Tray Packaging

    Foam trays are made to your spec and size. They are great for holding extra items lime USB thumbdrives.
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    See also Foam Tray Packaging

  • Hardbound CD Book and DVD Book Packaging - Basic Features

    Keep in mind that everything we do is custom built. There are no pre-existing units sitting on a shelf, waiting to printeries doesn't work that way. These are manufactured to your spec so you can change most features. But, the "classic" hardbound book has a few basic features:

    • Thick Chipboard Core
      The cover is a lot heavier than the cover on a paperback or a jacket. We use a thick chipboard core. Construction can be one pice or three piece depending on the other features and wrap material. Thickness can be 390gsm, 24oz or 32 oz.. It all has to work together!
    • Inner Pages / Booklet
      The inner pages can be flush with the book or smaller. They can be stapled and attached to the spine, or glued to a panel. They can also be part of the sleeve mechanism, If you have enough inner pages, you can do a perfect bound book so the booklet has a spine. You need at least 28pp to have a perfect bound book.

    • Outer Wrap
      The outside material that covers the chipboard can be a paper wrap (120gsm) printed 4C with a matte or gloss lamination, kraft paper, uncoated paper, or fabric. Fabrics come in many different types and textures. Linen, leatherette, hemp, etc etc etc. Printing on fabric can be silkscreening, metallic inks or foils depending on how well the fabric can take the print.

      Holding the Disc
      Lots of options here:
      Trays, plastic or paper
      Hub, foam or cork.
      Sleeves, glued or swinging.
      LP style Pockets

      Don't they vary! As a very general rule, cd books are about 5inch and dvd books are about 7.5 inch.

  • Simulated Book Binding -- a Budget Friendly Alternative

    Simulated Bookbinding is a good alternative approach if the budget will not allow for actual bookbinding. Actual bookbinding uses a chipboard core which is very rigid and a 4C wrap is glued to it. An alternative is to use a heavy stock (18pt or 21pt) and make double wall panels. The main art for all inside and outside panels is printed onto one side of the stock, then, after die cutting, the cover is made by folding panels over and gluing, resulting in double thickness panels (aka: DOUBLE-WALL CONSTRUCTION). Of course, with this method, you can use the double thickness to create disc pockets, or (as in the case of the plum colored example below) a clever way to hold the book in place you still allow it to be removed. If you want to, you can put the inside border that looks like the 4C wrap into your art, like our "Natural Sound of Japan" project!

    Simulated Book Binding
    (the burgundy Edge is in the artwork)

  • Cloth, Fabric, Leatherette Covered CD / DVD Books — Limited Editions!
    Silkscreen Printing or Foil Stamping

    We can do your CD or DVD book with binding cloth and make you a stellar "Limited Edition" release. Printing on binding cloth or binding paper is a lot different from printing on standard paper. Ink is generally silkscreened, rather than offset printed, so solid-color designs are generally recommended over art containing halftones.

    The inks available include the Pantone™ metallics, or you can even choose hot foil stamping!

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    binding paper and cloth samples:
    fabric, leatherette, and patterned styles
    Leatherette Chipboard cd dvd Box Set Collection

    Interested in a special box set? Chipboard Box Sets that are Fabric Wrapped!Fabric Wrapped box sets - cd set and record vinyl set
  • CD & DVD Fabric Wrapped Books

    Fabric wrapped hard bound book packaging can give your release just what it needs to get the attention it deserves! (Fabric can also be printed on)
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    Check out our Fabric Wrapped CD / DVD Book Page! Fabric wrapped cd book linen material
    Check out our Fabric Wrapped CD / DVD Book Page!

  • Perfect Bound Books vs. Saddle Stitch / Stapled Booklets

    Saddle stitch is the traditional way to create booklets for disc packaging. Basically, saddle stitch means "stapled". Typical page count for saddle stitch is 8 to 24 panels*, but twice that is not uncommon. The page count for saddle stitch almost always includes the covers. If the cover needs to be a different stock, the inner pages can be run separately. Most of our booklets are full color throughout, including Pantones, although black-only is an option, too.

    Perfect binding is the process of creating books by gluing a block of pages at the spine, which gives a square back. As any reader of Dune on paperback can confirm, a perfect bound book can have a nearly unlimited number of pages, but for CD and DVD projects, the higher-end page count is 100 to 200 panels. As an entry point, we'll say 40 panels and up make a good thickness for this type of construction. It gives a square spine and has at least a bit of bulk to it. Page count for perfect-bound books excludes the covers, as the covers are made from heavier stock and provide the spine.
    *Note: "Panel" or "Page" both refer to one side of a printed sheet. A single print spread will typically contain 4 panels.

    Perfect Bound Book
    See more examples at our Perfect Bound Book and Spiral Notebook Page

  • Options for your Book's Inner Pages - Stapled Booklets

    For smaller booklets, one cover of a saddle-stitch (stapled) booklet can be permanently glued to the inside front or back cover of the main package. This is a very cost effective solution. The booklet is sized up from the standard, pocketed size, to better fit the panel. cd book binding glued booklet

    Another we can attach a stapled booklet, is to the spine:
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  • Options for your Book's Inner Pages - Perfect Bound Book

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    Perfect Bound Books in Digipaks:

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    4pp 2-disc digipak - 40pp booklet,
    Perfect bound, glued into the spine

    For longer books—up to 100 pages and beyond—perfect binding and spine glue is the way to go. Perfect bound books are square-backed, with the edge of each page glued to a backing to form the spine. The book cover is glued on and anchored under the front and back inside covers, with relief to allow easy opening.perfect bound book

    To simplify construction and to provide a more authentic experience, the booklet panels are usually cut larger than conventional disc inserts.

  • Alternative to Trays - Sleeves, Pockets or Hubs

    If you would rather not use a tray, we can make you a book with a sleeve or a hub.

    Sleeves can be glued on or free swinging:CD book with glued on sleeve
    dvd book with free swinging disc sleeve
    See more examples here: CD DVD Books with Sleeves

    Hubs are available in black or white foam, or in cork material. Check out CD DVD Books with Hubs
    for more examples!
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  • Making Chipboard Box Set Collections

    We can also make a box set for you. This is a great solution if you have multiple discs, a large book, or need strong shelf presence.
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    Check out our Box Set Collection page for more examples.