Limited Edition Digipaks, Custom Disc CD DVD Packaging
Custom, Collector Sets, Coffee Table Books, Special Releases


You weren't really thinking of doing a plastic case, were you? The future of cd & dvd releases are with limited edition, collector type packaging. A bookcase full of jewelcases or black plastic cases isn't very expressive for the consumer, or the artist / director. A coffee table with unique discs and packaging, that's much more inter sting. The industry is definitely moving towards tactile and textured. Check our some fun examples of what we've made for our clients....

  • Examples of Custom Digipak Disc Packaging - CD & DVD, Limited Edition Releases
    ....With Trays

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    Unique cd packaging with paper tray cork hub

    Limited Edition 2 disc set packaging with slipcase
    Limited Edition cd packaging with die cut window and paper traycustom disc packaging die cut close up
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    custom disc packaging with die cut lettering

    special limited edition cd album with fiberboard stock and silver foil

  • Examples of Limited Edition CD DVD Release Packaging
    ....without trays

    Limited edition cd packaging collector setLimited edition collector cd set packagingLImited Edition clear cd album with cork hub
    Limited Edition CD Book for 2 discs and inner pages Limited Edition CD Book with foam hubsLimited edition dvd packagingLimited edition cd release with obi strip albumdvd limited edition release packaging with die cut spinner wheellimited edition cd packaging with tuck fold flap
    cd collector set with spiral bound notebook and disc in pocketcd collector set packaging three disclimited edition cd album with inner sleeve
    limited edition cd album packaginglimited edition cd album with die cut shape

    limited edition cd album with curved pockets

  • Custom Digipaks - Forget Plastic JewelCases and Amarays!
    Variable Sizes, Configurations and Trays, Full Color Printing

    digipaks have a tremendous impact being a full color spread (see PIPS below!), and have the ability to be completely customized.
    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......

    Populardigipak Heights

    Midheight digipaks are generally made using a 5inch tray, clear plastic. As with all our digipaks, full color printing, even the inside spines, is included.

    4pp CD digipak midheight silver foil custom diecut booklet 4pp 2 tray CD digipak 4pp CD digipak matte lamination red foil 3 4 pp CD tray pak pack uncoated 4pp CD digipak pak matte rip diagonal pocket poster

    Roll over a photo to see it in the large window.

    Direct Link : Mid Height CD/ DVD digipaks (5 inch clear plastic tray)

    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:
    All natural paper tray, 100% recycled paper, compressed, cork hub

    Direct Link: All natural paper trays, 100% recycled content, cork hub

    Tall digipaks (the 7 inch trays) 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!

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    Direct Link: Tall (7 inch) digipaks

    We can also do Foam Trays, customized any size or shape

    Photo of cd in 4pp tall digipak with custom made foam tray to hold 2 USB dongles and one cdr

    MegaTall digipaks are another variation that's perfect for 2 to 8 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.
    Photo of 3 disc set, 4pp mega tall digipak, 3 clear traysPhoto of 6 disc set, diagonal literature pocket and tall booklet, slipcasePhoto of  4 dvdr set, 4 clear trays in 6pp mega tall configuration with slipcase
    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!

  • And yet more configurations...
    Widescreen digipaks, Cross or Plus digipaks

    Trays can be turned sideways for a WIDESCREEN digipak. We can do this on the midheight (no, they actually are not square, did you know that?) or on the taller trays making them very long trays. Booklets can go in the same elongated configuration or we can alter the size.
    Here's a 5inch tray turned sideways...
    Photo of 4pp sideways digipak, 5 inch tray turned horizontal
    And a 7inch tray turned sideways....
    Photo of widescreen digipak, 7 inch tray turned sideways, elongated - dvd filmPhoto of elongated dvd packaging, 7 inch dvd tray turned sideways, foil stamping on cover
    More: WideScreen, Elongated digipaks
    Especially popular with our Demo Film Reels and Independent Films clients!

    Generally the 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.
    Photo of 4 disc cross shaped digipak, custom cd packagingPhoto of 4 cd set, Christ Tree collection, 4 disc plus booklet in custom cd packagingDeluxe cd packaging, 4 disc set in cross shaped digipak
    More: Cross Shape and Other Folding Configurations

  • Multi-Disc Digipak & Slipcase Sets

    We do LOTS and LOTS of multi-disc titles.
    Here's a direct link to a page entirely on multi disc sets

    Here are 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.

    Photo of 2 disc cd digipak, midheight, 2 clear trays Photo of 2 disc set, 4pp digipak midheight, reverse inside printing Photo of 6pp tall digipak, 2 clear trays, cd / dvd set, diagonal literature pocket, slipcase diagonal pocket slipcase Photo of 8pp digipak, 2 clear trays, booklet, midheight Photo of multidisc set, volumes of 4pp digipaks, 2 clear trays each, 3 digipaks in slipcase set Photo of multidisc set, individual volumes in 4pp tall digipaks, slipcase set Photo of 8pp digipak, fiberboard, spot uv, 2 clear trays for cds Photo of 6pp digipak, 2 discs, slot pocket in center with booklet Photo of 6pp digipak tall, 2 disc, custom spot uv, matte lamination, diagonal pocket, booklet, anna sui

    Direct Link: 2-Disc digipak Sets
    3 Disc to 4 Disc Sets...
    Photo of 3 dvd set, diagonal literature pocket, booklet, slipcasePhoto of 3 disc set, 4pp mega tall, 3 clear trays for discs, foam filler panelPhoto of 4 disc set, 4 dvds in 7inch high trays, 8pp tall digipak, slipcase
    Photo of 4 disc set packaged in 10pp tall digipak set, slipcase, pharmaPhoto of 4 disc set, 6pp megatall digipak, 4 clear trays 5inch, custom die cut windows in slipcase, spot uv, matte lamPhot of 4 disc set, 8pp tall digipak, copper metallic ink

    And up....
    Multidisc set- 8 discs, 8pp mega tall digipak, 8 clear trays 5 inch, slipcase set- Christian TitlePhoto of multidisc set, ministries, 8 disc set, slipcase, 8pp megatall digipak6 disc set, packaging is 8pp mega tall digipak, 6 clear 5inch trays, diagonal literature pocket with booklet, slipcase
    Direct Link: MegaTall digipaks - MultiDisc Sets & Packaging
    Very popular with our Christian Ministries and Educational / Curriculum clients!

    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.
    Photo of fiberboard slipcasePhoto of midheight slipcase with die cut circle windowPhoto of slipcase set collection, 3 midheight digipaks in slipcases, children's music packaging
    More: Slipcase Box Sets
    Slideshow of Multi Disc Set Options

  • Full Color Printing, 4C/4C
    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.

    Photo of tray pak with printed inside spinesPhot of 4pp tray pak, uncoated stock, soy inks, matte, glued in booklet, reverse inside printingPhoto of cd in 6pp digipak, full inside color printing, embossingPhoto of 4pp tall digipak, full color inside spines, reverse side printing, independent film, despair incPhoto of 6pp tall tray pak, 2 disc set, back classical music packagingImage of 6pp tall digipak, one disc, diagonal literature pocket, insert, glued booklet, matte lamination, PIPS

    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.

  • Booklets, Pockets, Glued Booklets,
    DigiBooks and Book Binding Features

    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:
    Image of cd in 4pp tray pak, PIPS, slot b=pocket for bookletPhoto of Mike Nesmith CD, 4pp digipak, slot pocket, booklet, full color reverse inside printingImage of CD in 4pp digipak packaging, fiberboard paper stock, tube pocket for bookletImage of cd in 4pp tray pak packaging, tube pocketphoto of sts9 cd, fiberboard paper stock, tube pocketImage of 2 dvd disc in 4pp tall digipak packaging, white stock, spot UV gloss, dvd magazineImage of dvd in 4pp tall digipak, slot pocket and insert, silver metallic inkPhoto of Shilo dvd in 4pp tall tray pak packaging, red foilImage of cd packging, 6pp tray pack, midheight size, tube pocket, printed inside spines
    If we don't have the die, we can make it. Curved pockets and special cut outs are not a problem !

    Image of custom die cut pocket, cd jacketimage of custom die cut thumbhole on disc packagingPhoto of cd digipak with custom die cut window in shape of window
    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.
    Image of dvds in 6pp tall tray pak packaging, 2 clear trays, diagonal literature pocket, matte laminationImage of cd invitation, 6pp digipak with glued booklet, literature pocket with rsvp and envelope Photo of cd in uncoated stock digipak, matte paper booklet poster, diagonal pocket
    Photo of disc with 4pp tall tray pak, custom cut literature pocketPhoto of dvd in 4pp tall digipak packaging, diagonal pocket for bookletPhoto of dvd film reel in tall dvd pacakging with diagonal literature pocket, stationary, business cards

    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).
    Photo - uncoated stock booklet, mattePhoto of cd with uncoated, matte stock in 4pp digipak, glued on bookletPhoto of slipcase set, tall digipak and perfect bound bookletPhoto of slipcase set, companion booklet perfect boundPhoto showing booklet in center, glued sleeve, swingingPhoto of 4pp digipak with glued on booklet, book tray pakPhoto of dvd in tall digipak with glued bookletPhoto of elongated perfect bound bookElongated digipak, slipcase set, perfect bound companion booklet


  • DigiBooks - Hardbound Books with Trays Or Pockets

    We also make DigiBooks. We can use a special thick board (also called chipboard) and laminate a printed sheet of paper to it, creating a book binding (just like old LPs). These can be made with clear trays. They are like Digipaks but much more rigid - these are hard bound books.
    CD DigiBook PackagingCustom DVD Book Cloth Rope StringTall DVD Book Digibook


  • 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!
    Close up photo of uncoated, truly eco stock, 70-80% recycled content, dvd packaging
    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.
    Close up- dvd packaging made with fiberboard paper stock, black ink printing
    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.
    photo of silver foil on fiberboard cd packagingPhoto of cd packaging with red foil stamping, deluxe cd packagingPhoto of dvd pacakging with blue hot foil stampingCustom cd packaging, 4pp widescreen, elongated digipak with foil stampingPhoto of gold foil on dvd packagingPhoto of custom disc packaging, 4pp tall digipak with copper foil stamping and embossing

    If you're not looking for shiny, metallic inks are what you want. These are matte, like Apple's silver / tin, or a flat copper or gold.
    Photo of metallic ink printing on dvd pacakging, dvd film reelPhoto of disc packaging with silver metallic ink printing, apple lookPhoto of 4 disc set, copper metallic ink printing on disc packaging and discs

    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!
    Close up of embossing, spot UV gloss, matte lamination - deluxe dvd packagingPhoto of spot UV gloss and matte lamination - special printing effects on cd packagingPhoto of embossing on cd packagingPhoto of debossing on cd packaging - creative use of special effects printingPhoto of 4pp tall digipak, spot uv and matte laminationPhoto of embossed picture holderes on cd packaging, soy inks, recycled paper stock, vintage scrapbook style
    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.
    Photo of spot UV gloss and matte lamination - deluxe dvd packagingPhoto of spot UV gloss, matte lamination, creative cd packagingClose up photo of spot gloss, matte lamination on dvd packaging - dvd film reel effects
    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 :)
    Photo of matte lamination on custom disc packagingMatte lamination on dvd packagingImage of matte lamination and spot gloss, on dvd film packaging
    Glossy lamination cd packaging, 6pp tall digipak, 2 disc set, slipcase set - shiny finish

    If you'd like to send over your artwork or sketches, we'd be happy to make suggestions for you. Here's our art upload page!

  • Links to our Custom Digipaks