Custom Digipaks - Unique Digi Tray CD DVD Packaging
Custom Digipaks - Unique diecuts
Special trays (paper + foam), slipcases, boxes, books
You weren't really thinking of doing a boring plastic case, were you? Take a look at some of the digipak titles we've made and give it a go for your title. You'll never go back!
Custom Digipak Photos
Custom Digipaks - Popular Heights: 5", 7", 10"
Digipaks are usually made revolving around the tray size. Trays come in 5" and 7" sizes.
What are some of the variations we can do on these? Say we start with a 5inch clear, plastic tray. Let's put it on folder that we make out of fiberboard stock, and add a special die cut window, or do some hot foil stamping. Or how about we make one with a paper tray to hold the disc? Or what if we go with a 7inch tray and turn it sideways, and add a special pocket and slipcase? Oh yes, we're having fun now. See any part numbers here? Us either. But we need to start with some kind of nomenclature so we can make a spec for your title, so let's start with height......
Popular Digipak Heights: 5" 7", 10"
5Inch / Midheight Digipaks are generally made using a 5inch tray, clear plastic. A
7Inch / Tall digipaks are frequently used for software, promos, and films. These are roughly the same height as the plastic amaray cases but much, much nicer! Again, 4-panel to 12pp configurations are possible with the same types of options for booklet, pockets, slots, etc. Slipcases are a very popular add-on with these!
See more Tall Digi's at : Tall (7 inch) Digipaks
MegaTall 10Inch Digipaks are another variation that's perfect for 2 to 12 disc sets. We make them with 5 inch trays, only we place them 2-up per panel (one on top of another vertically) so you have a very tall package (about 10 inch)...fantastic for retail presence! If you have an odd number of discs, don't worry, we can make a special foam core panel for the odd disc out.
More: MegaTall digipaks(10 inch)
MegaMegaTall? We have yet to make a Mega Mega Tall digipak with two 7-inch trays stacked on one panel, but if you're interested, let us know....custom-r-us!
Digipaks with Paper Trays, 100 % Recycled Paper + Cork Hub
Looking for a plastic free alternative? We can make a Digipak with a paper tray for you. These are very eco friendly, made with 100% recycled paper and the have a cork hub in the middle.
Special Eco Friendly Paper Stocks- Eco Digipaks
And if you didn't want to do the clear plastic tray, we can do black or white plastic. We also have a very nifty paper tray made out of 100% recycled paper, compressed, with a cork hub. Paper tray:
See more examples at: Eco Digipaks with all natural paper trays,
100% recycled content, cork hub
Digipaks with Foam Trays - Perfect for Retail Items
Widescreen Digipaks - aka Elongated, Landscape, Sideways, Horizontal Tray
Trays can be turned sideways for a WIDESCREEN digipak
Here are 7inch trays turned sideways....
More: WideScreen, Elongated digipaks
Especially popular with our Demo Film Reels and Independent Films clients!
Booklets can go in the same elongated configuration or we can alter the size of the booklet. Slipcases can also be made to fit the sideways configuration.
And in case you wondered, we can do this on the midheight digipaks (no, the trays actually are not square, did you know that?). Here's a 5inch tray turned sideways...
Cross Digipaks, Plus Shape Digipaks
Generally trays are placed in a horizontal row, but if you want to make an alternate folding configuration, we can make "plus" or "cross" shapes quite easily, or "X" or "T" or "L" shapes as well...think we could make a circle? That would be fun... "O" beckons. Give our graphics guys a work out. Come see what a beautiful cross package we did.
See More Examples at: Cross Shape and Other Folding Configurations
Multi-Disc Digipaks & Slipcase Sets
We do LOTS and LOTS of multi-disc titles... and keep in mind most of these started out as custom packaging sets so feel free to let your creativity run wild with alteration ideas!
Here's a direct link to our general page dedicated entirely to multi disc sets: Multi disc set packaging.
Below are some options especially for 2 disc sets. The clear tray allows your art to show through, also allowing you to align your disc with the art on the panel. Direct Link to our 2 disc digipak page: 2-Disc digipak CD DVD packaging options...
3 disc CD & DVD Digipaks set packaging options...
4 or 5 Disc sets for CD & DVD Digipaks packaging options...
6 to 8 Disc sets for DVD and CD Digipaks packaging options...
9 to 12 and up Disc set packaging options...
Custom CD and DVD slipcase and box sets...
Cost effective multi Disc jacket packaging for CD and DVD sets...
Direct Link: MegaTall digipaks - MultiDisc Sets & Packaging
Very popular with our Christian Ministries and Educational / Curriculum clients!
Slipcases for Digipaks
As you've seen with many of these titles, Slipcases are very popular add-ons with Digipaks and are available in midheight, tall or megatall sizes, with our without thumbhole notches (and yes, even custom shape thumbholes in case you have custom thumbs?), side loading, top or bottom loading, pass through tubes style or double walled box sets. It's very common to put effects on the slipcase itself such as embossing, foil stamp , or a peek-a-boo die cut window.
More: Slipcase Box Sets
Slideshow of Multi Disc Set Options
Full Color Printing,
Including Printed Inner Pockets & Spines (PIPS)
One of our signature features on a digipak is the use of PIPS, or Printed Inside Pockets and Spines. digipaks are made by printing one side of the paper stock and folding over the panels, therefore they are printed inside and out. But when you print the reverse side of the paper, as we do, you have full color inside and out, plus the behind the scene bits that would show like the inner spines and pocket backs.
PIPS gives you a full impact art coverage; art that reaches from one side to another and is not interrupted by glaring white spines or pockets. It's the most powerful feature we can include on a project to give it a quality /WOW look, and so we do. Free of charge on digipaks All you need do is put it in the art - or ask us to help.
Booklets in Tube, Slit, or Diagonal Pockets
Glued on Booklets
Booklets can be added to digipaks in many ways; pockets, gluing or companion style.
Standard pockets for us include a large variety of style, but the most popular are the tube style, and the slot / slit types, like this:
If we don't have the die, we can make it. Curved pockets and special cut outs are not a problem:
Another type of pocket, called a diagonal literature pocket is created a bit differently (by folding over a whole 'nother panel) and does cost a bit more to make, but it's very popular.
One further option we can do is to glue a paper pocket on. If you want to avoid the whole pocket thing, consider gluing the booklet directly to the digipak, or just slipping the booklet alongside, inside a slipcase (a companion booklet). If you have a very thick booklet (or book) we can do a perfect binding for it (perfect bound books).
Customizable Paper Stocks & Finishes
Truly Eco Recycled, Uncoated, Fiberboard, etc.
digipaks can be made with all kinds of Paper Stocks...yet another way you can stand out.
Our Standard Stock (contains 20% recycled content) is a nice sturdy stock, well suited for effects like embossing. We have this available coated or uncoated. If you haven't seen the result of an uncoated stock printed, you should request a sample. It's a beautiful soft, matte look and can be strikingly modern and fresh. The stock is slightly more absorbent and so does have some effect on color (but it's a good one!).
Our Truly Eco Stock (contains a whopping 70-80% recycled content, post consumer waste) is a bit softer, but oh so nice on the environment. Also available coated or uncoated. We can also order 100% recycled, but this does get very soft and we caution against it unless you are very sure!
More: Eco-Friendly digipaks
Extra thick stocks are available as well!
Fiberboard stock, using end of chain material / unbleached pulp, is another very eco -friendly option. It's a nice fuzzy texture, and very organic in color scheme. We print this full color for you, and if you need white on this (best if we can see your art to help guide you) let us know and we can do 1 or 2 hits of spot white.
More: Fiberboard Stock digipaks
Booklet stocks are available in different thickness, stocks, and coatings. We'll help guide you on availability & suitability for your project.
Special finishes should be used in conjunction with the paper stocks. We can do aqueous varnishes (matte or glossy) or more pronounced laminations (matte or glossy).
More eco options? Well, yes actually. Besides our FSC paper stocks, we have soy inks, recycled clear, plastic trays, and we are also making foam trays, paper trays, eco friendly finishes, and non toxic polywrap or tab seals.
Special Effects Available - Diecuts,
Foils, Embossing, Spot Gloss, etc.
Check out our range of special effects! If custom configurations and paper stocks and finishes and booklet options aren't enough, you can also play with various effects.
Art Department: How to Set up Special Printing Effects & Examples
Slideshow of Special Effects Printing - Bling!
Diecuts (knock outs) are available for special shapes or designs. You might want a guitar thumbhole like one of our clients did, or a window or window pane, or perhaps a peek-a-boo hole or lettering cut outs...the possibilities are endless.
Foil stamp is one of this season's hottest trends, available in silver, gold, or any range of colors. Silver on fiberboard is very happening, and red dots are way-chic and eye-popping. Blue foil is very sophisticated and has no limits of impressibility-factor.
Embossing (raised relief) is very popular for the title or artist name. If you need a subtle indentation, we can do debossing. Oh, the textures you can make!
See more examples and instruction on how to set up embossing or debossing on cd or dvd printed packaging
Spot UV Gloss combined with Matte Lamination is a fantastic contrast technique, also textured.
Matte Lamination by itself is a soft, beautiful touch-me look. Or we can make it so shiny with Gloss Lamination you'll never get the fingerprints off. GlassPlus not included :)