Japanese Style CD LP Packaging
OBI Strips, Resealable Bags, Custom Sizes, Thick Paper Stock

  • Examples of Japanese Style CD LP Packaging

    Japanese CD Lp Packaging with OBI strip

    japanese style cd jacketoversized japanese LP release cd pacakging jacket
    CD LP Book Binding with inner sleeveCD Book Packaging LP styleCD Jacket with vinyl cdcd jacket with cork hub inner pages stapled booklet attached to spineLP cd jacket with inner sleeveCD LP Jacket with cork hub
    Custom CD LP Jacket tuck envelope
    CD jacket with swinging sleeve LPCD LP fiberboard stock jacket with spine

  • Japanese Style Packaging Features - Custom Size

    There are of course many ways to make a release in Japanese style packaging but a unique factor seems to be the size. Typically Japanese style jackets are a little oversized compared to the more common 5inch height in the US. Keep in mind that custom dies at note expensive at Megalodon and we can make these any size you'd like.

    Oversized LP Jacket Japanese style packaging

    2pp versus 4pp

    You can have the jacket be a single envelope (2pp) or you can have it open like wallet (4pp)
    vintage, distressed paper

    Inner Sleeves are a great LP touch. They can be unprinted white (with or white a window), a solid colors, or we can print them 1C or 4C. Uncoated /matte paper stock is popular for these inner sleeves. We can also do vellum sleeves.
    LP style jacket, inner sleeve 1C

    Mini LP CD jacket, 2pp, sleeve with lyrics printed 1C LP Style jacket with inner sleeve printed 1C Mini LP jacket, 2panel, for cd with inner sleeve 2pp fiberboard cd minijacket LP style spot white 2pp jacket spine terrykit3 Vinyl CD, 45 style, cd record album sleeveVinyl cd, Parchment color inner sleeve for CD LP jacket, vinyl discLP style jacket, uncoated stock, inner sleeve, white 0CFiberboard box set, vellum sleeves

    Outward opening pockets are the number one most popular feature of an LP style jacket, but consider also inward sleeve openings or even top opening!

    nick tremulis 4pp jacket outside opening pocket booklet molly zenobia10 4pp jacket recycled uncoated bookletPhoto of 4pp LP Style Jacket, pocket facing outward, matte aqueous finishPhoto of 4pp jacket glued booklet recycled mattetop loading sleeve, LP jacket

    Swinging sleeves or a vertical pocket glued to the back are also a nice vintage touch.
    Swinging sleeve, 2 cd, custom album cover
    Swinging style sleeve, 78 style
    Check out
    Featured Title OriaBlue to see some more of this swinging sleeve style and look at the full spec.

    Vinyl discs are another great feature to add to a LP look.
    disc face simulated LP 45 single hopejoy cd face lp style sinclair
    Our Art Department has some special info on disc printing

  • OBI Strip, Japanese Style CD LP Packaging & Resealable Bag

    If you're making your mini LP for sale in Japan, or for collectors, you might want to add an obi strip. These are great for adding marketing in another language, or is meant to be discarded. These are usually placed over the spine, and extend an inch or so onto the front and back panel. AN obi is also a good place to put your bar code.
    An alternative to a traditional OBI is a belly band or sash, which completely encircles the mini LP. We use belly bands for other formats, too.

    CD LP Obi StripObi for CD LP Jacket
    OBI strip Belly band on cd dvd packaging

  • Inner Sleeves - Uncoated White, Colored Paper Stock or Printed

    We can make CD sized inner sleeves to go with your LP packages. These can be uncoated white paper, or a colored paper stock, or printed 1C or 4C. We have several sizes and make them to fit the LPs.
    CD LP Inner Sleeve 1C

    Inner Sleeve CD LP

    Full Color CD LP Inner Sleeve

  • Double CD or 2 Pocket Vinyl LP Jackets

    Putting out a double album? Choose a double vinyl LP style package that fits in with regular tray or jewelcase packaging.

    atticusV2 4pp double album miniLP 2cd set booklet
    Double CD Vinyl LP - Atticus V
    RileyBunn8 4pp jacket fiberboard 2disc miniLP
    Double Vinyl LP Style in Fiberboard

    Just one disc? Add a standard sized booklet!

  • Vintage Albums- Making Retro Disc Packaging

    Taking a look at some vintage albums can help you build up your spec. Two very good features to include are the pocket opening outward along with an inner sleeve. Thick paper stock, often combined with book binding (using chipboard type material/board stock wrapped with a 4C printed paper of about 150 gsm) is another good addition, although somewhat expensive. Oversized is attention catching, but not ideal for retail areas where the LP has to be the typical 5inch packaging.
    Photo of vintage Liberace album 45 recordClose up photo of Liberace Album constructionPhoto of vintage album, 45 record, Liberace

    For some ideas of making projects look vintage or retro, check out these pages- each has a slightly different "flavor" :
    Retro Disc Packaging Slideshow
    Vintage CD Covers Slideshow

  • Paper Stocks, ESPECIALLY Uncoated Matte

    Our most requested special paper stock is matte uncoated, for that touch me feel me look.
    Uncoated paper stock, matte

    Recycled content is 20-30% recycled, post consumer waste content.

    Our Truly Eco paper stock – contains 70-80% recycled content and post consumer waste, FSC. It is a bit softer to the touch as the recycled content is higher. This stock meets & exceeds EPA's definition of recycled paper.

    2pp fiberboard cd minijacket LP style spot white ECOseeds3

    Our fiberboard – lovely unbleached , brownish material, slightly fuzzy texture, , uses end of chain pulp material that otherwise would have been discarded. It is very eco friendly.

    Coated Papers – we do that too, of course. Some artwork is not suited to uncoated stocks, or to fiberboard, so starting with a coated paper stock is a good approach. We can help guide you on that when we see your artwork.

    Be sure to visit our Art Department- special paper stocks for cd / dvd packaging page.

    And we can do all kinds of thickness too. If you need additional choices, ask, but these cover just about everything you might want to create. What don’t we use? We don’t use individual sheets of paper that you might pick up in a stationary store, for example. We use big rolls of paper. If you need help with thicknesses for your spec, this page will help you with pt stock and gsm conversions: Paper thickness / weight.

  • Vinyl CDs and LP Style Jackets—They're made for each other!

    So, you've gone with a retro look in your CD packaging. How about the CD itself? Well, with the right art tweak, you can make your CD (or DVD) look like an old fashioned (albeit, little) vinyl LP or 45'!
    See: Vinyl Disc Record-LP-Style Disc Printing

    Vinyl CD LP 45, record album disc
  • With Every Project