Slipcases are a fantastic way to dress up a title. They allow you the ability to play with creative die cuts, or to add eye-catching foil bling to a title or image.  

Die Cuts on slipcases, circle next to We Miss You spot Gloss showcasing empty chair underneath.

You might use the slipcase for a splash of color on a wrapped leather or linen item.

Linen CD Book Chipboard Core, full color 4C slipcase

Or perhaps you want to include the bar code or price tag on the slipcase but not the main package. 

OBI Belly Band for retail information on custom packaging


They are also very useful for bundling items together such as books, multidisc or multi record set collections, or a disc title plus a book. Your only requirement really is that you want the items being bundled together to be the same height. If not, there could be work-arounds like a foam block, but it is best if they can match height.

Two multidisc set collections Slipcases holding printed disc jackets TED SPEC DVD archive







Slipcases are made with a paper stock material, usually 15/16pt or 310gsm, or even thicker. They are collapsible, which distinguishes them from a rigid box made with chipboard.

Slipcase cd size, shown open and flat

OBI & Belly Bands

As a side note, Belly Bands & OBI Strips used in Japanese Style LPs are usually made with a slightly thinner paper and skinnier dimensions, but serve a similar purpose.

Leather Wrap Box Set, side load with bellyband 4COBI strip on Japanese LP style cd jacket








Slipcase printing is standard full color cmyk or your selection of Pantone inks. You can do any of our fun special effects on them (foil, spot gloss, embossing, lamination, etc.) and you have options for paper stocks, such as fiberboard.

Slipcase & Jacket set, spot gloss gold foiling


Use a Slipcase to dress up a title or bundle titles together. Perfect with effects. Very cost effective if ordered with the main product. Tons of dies available or make a custom one. 


Sizes & Styles

Slipcases are made in any size you need. We have dies for many common types of packaging but it may not match exactly what you need, and that’s ok. Custom dies are relatively inexpensive with us.

If you are looking for a slipcase for a vinyl set, we do that too. 

Vinyl LP Book spot gloss front and spine

Tube style slipcases basically slip over the title and have the top & bottom open, or the sides open…yeah, kind of a tube. Alternately, you can do the slipcase fully enclosed, with a tuck and flap, or leave just one wall open. Side loading, vertical loading are other designations you can use. 

Thumbnotches are options too. Wide, narrow, special designs…all kinds of options. You can see why we have so many dies. 

Can I order slipcases only? 

Mnnn, yes, said in a sqeamish, hesitant voice. We would prefer to do a complete package for you with media and all the packaging, sealed up and shipped to you complete. But if you absolutely must do a stand-alone slipcase order, we will try to make it work. You’ll need to be sure of your measurements but to help, we will also make an unprinted mockup for you to test it out prior to manufacturing.

Templates & Proofing

Art templates are created for you as part of your order. 

Proofing is fairly standard for the artwork (unless you have special effects or paper stocks) but you may want to consider an unprinted mock-up to check the fit of items. Usually a good idea for custom dies.