CD DVD Book Printing, Album Covers with Book Binding
Hardbound Packaging Made with Heavy Chipboard Core

 

CD and DVD books come in many shapes and forms. From thick stock LP jackets with perfect bound or stapled books inside to wrapped chipboard book binding construction with inner pages, we have a perfect package to fit your needs. Any of these unique books can combine with our special add-ons like fabric wrapping, matte uncoated papers, die cuts, embossing, debossing, and stunning foil stamping!

  • Hardbound Book Binding Album Covers for CD and DVDs

    This unique package is our "Haberdashery"project. This project has a charming foil stamping which is contrasted with a velvety matte lamination. On the inside left panel is a clear CD tray and on the right is a 40pp perfect bound book.


     
  • Hardbound CD Book and DVD Book Cover Packaging

    The classic hardbound book has a few basic features:

    • The cover on a hardbound book is a lot thicker than the cover on a paperback.
    • The pages are almost the same size as the cover, but not quite.

    • With a CD or DVD book, you can make a hard cover in a number of ways.

    Chipboard with wrap is the traditional way to make a hard set of covers. Binding paper, binding

    cloth, fabric or other material is wrapped around a thick board core. two covers and the spine. The Inner panel covering is created separately from the outer wrap and is glued down to cover the ends of the outer wrap. Look below for some more info on this construction method.Coffee table CD book album cover
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    CD & DVD book binding album cover, Vintage LP Style!

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  • 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!

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    (the burgundy Edge is in the artwork)
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    CD LP Cover with two LP style pockets facing Outward
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    Pseudo CD DVD book binding packaging





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    When you design your CD or DVD Book style package, you'll need to determine the following features:

    • What should the overall size be?
      (5inch and 7.5 inch heights are common)
    • How many pages in the book? How are the pages bound together or stapled and how will they attach to the package?
    • How heavy should the booklet covers be?
    • How will the disc (or discs) attach?
      (tray, hub, pockets or glued on sleeves are common)



     
  • CD & DVD Fabric Wrapped Hardbound Book Binding Packaging

    Fabric wrapped hardbound book packaging can give your release just what it needs to get the attention it deserves! Linen is probably the most common choice for fabric and can be custom dyed to whatever color you need. Printing on these is typically 1C black (or a dark pantone) or foil stamping. Full color printing does not work well on fabric.CD book linen fabric wrap with slipcasecd book with linen wrap fabric printed 1C slipcase printed full color 4CCD Book glued sleeve swinging sleeve linen wrapcd book with cream colored inner pages uncoatedcd book with uncoated inner pages black kraft papercd book with black kraft paper insidecd book linen wrapped oversized 1C black silkscreening
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    Keep in mind that everything we do is custom built. There are no pre-existing units sitting on a shelf, waiting to printed.....it doesn't work that way. These are manufactured to your spec so you can change most features.

    Big variations: disc type, size of tray, type of tray (clear plastic, paper) or using a glued sleeve, book binding construction versus simulated book binding construction, number of pages in booklet, booklet construction, paper stocks and finishes, and of course special printing effects like embossing or foil on the cover. Remember, these are made to your spec and needs and very few projects are identical.

    See more ideas: Fabric Wrapped CD DVD Books

     
  • Fabric Wrapped CD & Vinyl RE cord Albums - Linen Chipboard Box Sets

    For this project, we made a matching cd box set and vinyl record box set. These are chipboard boxes with a linen fabric wrap. Printing on linen can be 1C black or foil stamping.Fabric wrapped album coverFabric wrapped album box set

     
  • Heavy Chipboard Wrapped DVD & CD Packaging with Classic LP Pocket

    CD and DVD book covers can be made using the vintage LP packaging style, which is very similar to standard book binding / hardbound book construction. For a CD or DVD book project, we build in an LP pocket (one or two). The difference between a standard hardbound book cover and a vintage LP pocket is that the core material is two pieces of thinner stock. Forgot about that style of record cover? Take a look at one of your old 1950s or '60s Verve or Blue Note LPs.

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      Check out our special page on the LP packaging style:
    LP Style CD and DVD Packaging

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

    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 pa


    nel.
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    Another way to fasten the booklet is to attach it to the spine using the end wraps, like these projects did:
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  • Options for your Book's Inner Pages - Perfect Bound Booklet Glued to Spine

    There are many considerations for how to attach your inner pages; saddle stitch versus perfect binding, whether you have any inside sleeves or pockets, if you want the book to lay flat, type of paper stock on the covers, type of chipboard construction (1 piece versus 3 piece) etc etc etc. Tell us what you envision and we'll try to make it work! Mockups are strongly recommended to help achieve these types of goals!

    This is an example of a cd book with a perfect bound book / inner pages glued to the back inside panel:

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    This is an example of a perfect bound book worked in with the tray, in a custom traypak:

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    This is an example of a perfect bound book in a digipak with 2 trays:
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    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.

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

     
  • Perfect Bound Books vs. Saddle Stitch 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.

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    See more ideas: Perfect Bound Books and Spiral Notebooks

     
  • 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:
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    Check out our Fabric Wrapped CD / DVD Book Page!
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    CD & DVD Book Printing on fabric wrap, with a 2-disc swinging sleeve, and a perfect bound book inside!
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  • Ways to Hold the Disc - Clear Trays, Paper Trays, Sleeves, Hubs

    There are basically four ways to hold your disc: trays, pockets, sleeves, and hubs:

    Trays are the most popular way to hold one or two discs into a DVD or CD book. They allow a view of the entire disc surface, and since the trays are normally clear, you can see the art underneath. You have the option of aligning your disc art with the panel beneath. Trays can be used with any method of construction.
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    See more examples of cd books with trays.

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    See more examples of cd dvd books with swinging or glued on sleeves.

    Natural Paper Tray - 100% recycled Paper, cork hub

    A variation on the plastic tray is the Natural Paper Tray. Paper trays are made from 100% recycled paper and have a cork hub. It's a very earthy look.

    Pockets are a popular way to hold the discs in many types of CD and DVD packaging, since the standard jacket construction style inherently gives you both sides of a pocket. Pockets in a book package are generally up-facing or out-facing. The out-facing pocket style is also very popular in LP disc packaging / cd albums.
    Fiberboard Stock double cd LP pockets opening outward

    Sleeves are a variation on the pocket, being made from thinner stock, and either attached to an inside cover or made to swing freely like a book page. Multi-disc sets can be made this way, with two discs per page. You can make the sleeves from coated or uncoated stock. You can print them as you would your other book pages or you can have them a single color, like a vintage '78 box setCD book cover packaging printing.














    Foam hubs are a great way to mount your disc, showing it off in its full glory. Hubs can stick on any surface and are available in black or white. We can also do clear gel hubs. Hubs are great alternative to plastic trays.

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  • Packaging Coatings & Finishes(Matte or Glossy) and Effects (Embossing, Foil, etc)

    Your DVD or CD book can have any finishes we offer. For more detail on matte lamination, embossing, foil stamp and ore, check out disc packaging finishes and special printing effects.
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    Also check our the paper stocks section (matte uncoated stock, fiberboard stock, etc) , as this will have a big impact on the look.

    Don't forget the disc can have fun effects to match! Here is an example of spot gloss on the disc (see disc varnish page) matching the spot gloss/matte lamination done on the packaging: disc spot gloss using spot varnish on discCD digibook printing album cover

     

 

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