You might use the slipcase for a splash of color on a wrapped leather or linen item.
Or perhaps you want to include the bar code or price tag on the slipcase but not the main package.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.