Custom Die Cut CD DVD Packaging…
Unique shapes, Knock outs, Lettering, Holes, Windows

 

 

Die cuts are some of the neatest things one can do on a project. The possibilities are almost endless. You can make the shape of the packaging a custom shape ( a flower, a cloud, a music note a cross), you can make squigglies and holes, you can knock out letters, you can make a curvy pocket. We'll show you some of the great ideas our clients have had!

  • Custom Die Cut CD DVD Packaging Photos

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  • Are custom die cuts expensive?

    At Megalodon, no.
    But in general, yes - very - and you are cautioned against it frequently. Heaven forbid you would want to change the die! When you look at our product photos, you'll notice that there are a huge number of variations in the dies. This is because we encourage dies here - we want you to think outside of the box. To help with that, we subsidize the cost. On a selfish level, we want clients to look at our site and say oh wow, these projects are incredible. Not, oh look, they used catalog/part # 123z. We like to be challenged and to see new and interesting things so please, do be creative!
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    Here's the best part, and your insider tip: once you have decided to create a custom die, you can change any and all features and it won't affect the cost. If you are going to slightly change the pocket shape, you might as well do the fun squiggle cut out in the front. It won't cost any more. If you add a lot of paper and weight, or if the change will requires additional gluing or hand assembly, then sure the price will go up. But if it is in the die only, take advantage of the unique die and go for it!

     
  • What is a die cut fixture or mold, and how is it used in manufacturing?

    A die is a little like a cookie cutter. It is a shape that is used to cut out the packaging. Once printed and cut out, the packaging is then a glued/assembled and ready for disc insertion. If you change a feature of the packaging shape, you need to change the die. Here is what a die looks like:

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  • Lettering Knock Outs on Packaging

    Do custom dies include lettering knock outs? Oh sure! Have fun with it—your company logo, your band, or the big guy Himself:

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    Or you cut out the area around an area to highlight a logo or lettering, like this:
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  • Die Cut Windows and Holes

    Looking to showcase a cartoon character or a logo or part of your booklet art? Windows can come in all sizes and shapes, take a look:

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    Cellophane in a window is an option too:


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  • Die Cut Windows to allow for Personalization

    You can even use a die cut to allow something else to personalize the product - like a photo or a booklet or a business card. maybe even the cd itself. This allows for a very cost effective run of generic company packaging that can be customized per client. You can put in your client's booklet or photo in the front pocket. Perhaps put a business card slot on the inside along with the disc. This is a great option for photography studios, video production/video post companies, Realtors—anyone who produces small quantities of discs and printing, but who wants to do so while presenting a professional image.

    And speaking of small runs with a professional look, you might want to explore our pre-printed CD-R and pre-printed DVD-R options!

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  • Custom Die Shape CD & DVD Packaging - Fun with Folding

    Do you want these to fold up in a certain way? Not a problem. Crosses and pluses are popular.

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  • Custom Die Cut PopUp Pak, 3D Packaging for Discs

    Oh yes, we can do this too! In fact for us it has become almost like a (gasp) part number. Even our custom pop up pak has variations, dies upon dies. Feel free to vary the heights or pockets or add or subtract features. We may need to play with the pop up bit to make sure it doesn't stick.

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    Roll over clockwise, from the top left, to see the popup jacket in action.

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  • Custom Die Shaped Pockets on CD or DVD Packaging

    It is very easy to vary the shape of the pocket. If you don't see what you want - ask. If we don't have it, we can make it. You do NOT want to ask how many thumbhole variations we have.

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    Our packages are two-ply thick at the panels, but are only one-ply thick at the spines. This allows the spines to move (and so that the front cover of the package won’t always be open when set flat on a table). RIP or PIPS will print on the reverse side of the stock at the spine and/or inside the pockets, so when constructed the spines will be beautiful! Say goodbye to white inside spines! RIP or PIPS will be setup by your graphics specialist if it is included in your project specification.

     
  • Playing with Cut Outs - Fun Squiggles

    Can the shapes be odd? Oh yes. Have fun.

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  • Use die cut packaging to hold items, like USBs

    USBs are very easy for us. Let us know the details of what you need in the USB and we can manufacture it. Foam helps too. It is also die cut to hold and cushion the retail item.

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    Need to hold your yo-yo?...bet you didn't see that one coming. We can do that too.

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    Pencils or pens? Not a problem. Oftentimes we can also provide the retail item. Let us know the details.

     
  • Die Cut Discs - How about CLear Substrate Discs?

    Can we do die cut dies? Well, yes and no is the answer. Custom shaped discs have almost gone by the wayside. We can make a disc from the sized mold that is closest to finished dimension, and cut it to a special shape. However, as technology has progressed, disc drive speeds have increased and that means that your disc has to be incredibly balanced to play at fast speeds. If you really, really want one, we can probably do it. Be warned, it will be time intensive and expensive. What we recommend instead is a clear substrate cds. Let your art be the die cut. The clear substrate is a lot of fun to play with and best of all - no playability problems. Second best of all, they are not expensive to make. They do require a run of 1000 units and a little extra time.

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  • What Type of Packaging do you want a die cut on?

  • Packaging Only? Minimum Quantity?

    We generally do complete projects including the disc manufacturing. If you absolutely want packaging only, we might be able to do it for you. However it will not be as cost effective as if you did it all under one roof, and we can't complete the project for you and shrinkwrap the final product. We do not accept other plant's discs.

    A minimum qty run is about 500 - 1000 units, and you'll find the cost is pretty close between those two numbers. We can do 300 as well, but it's not particularly cost effective. If you are looking to sell these items and need a low cost per unit, you want to manufacture a many as possible. If it is a limited or test market, a small amount might make sense. With offset printing and pressed discs, there are certain set up costs involved (these are large presses) so manufacturing is better suited to large commercial runs.

     

 

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