CD Books are approximately 5×5″, traditional cd height packaging. A hardcover cd book is made with a rigid chipboard core, and wrapped with a full color print, or a special material like linen or leather.
Choices to make:
- How to hold the media
- Inner Pages (number/binding)
- Outside wrap
- Inside wrap
- Special printing effects
- Minimum order is 300 units.
- 500 Quantity is almost the same cost as 300, and a much better per unit price.
DIMENSIONSCD Books DVD Books Vinyl Books Custom Size Books
HOW TO HOLD THE MEDIA
Hubs: cork, foam
Glued on Sleeve-Pocket: Vinyl Sized, CD Sized
Swinging Sleeve: (also called Hanging Sleeve) 4C, 1C, solid color, die cuts
Clear trays (5×5″ and 5×7″) and Paper Trays may be challenging to use in a non-standard size book.
Most books have pages. The inside pages in a book are made in 4pp increments. These are referred to as the inner pages or inside booklet. The booklet is attached to the book, and the method of attaching it often depends on how many pages there are.
- 8pp-28pp Stapled / Saddle Stitch Option
- 4pp – 12pp can be attached to the wrap at the center spine.
- 16pp+ should have one page glued down to the panel.
- 32pp+ Perfect Bound / Saddle Stitch Option
- Spec’d with a 4pp cover (25o gsm) + inner pages (150 – 100 gsm).
- Covers are thicker material and can have special effects like foil or spot gloss.
- One cover is glued to the end panel.
- Fly Sheets – usually either side of the booklet, black matte material is popular.
- Vellum Sheets
- Swinging / Hanging Sleeve to hold discs, cards, or posters can be added to the inner pages
INNER PAGE PAPER STOCKSRecycled Paper Uncoated Vellum
Hardcover books are made with a chipboard core that is wrapped with paper, fabric, or material.
- 4C Wrap – Full color 120gsm wrap + matte or gloss lamination
- Linen Wrap & Fabrics
- Printing is 1C black silkscreening on loose weave, or up to 4C on tighter weave fabric.
- Foil stamping
- Leather (vegan)
- Foil stamping or debossing
- Cannot be printed with ink
- 4C Wrap – Full color 120gsm wrap
- Black Matte Material Wrap (Unprinted)
- Kraft Material (Parchment, Tan)
SPECIAL EFFECTS PRINTING & CUSTOM DIES
We offer many types of printing effects (Foil, Emboss/Deboss, Spot UV Gloss, Metallic Ink) and Custom Dies.
Foil Emboss/Deboss Spot Gloss Metallic Ink Custom Dies
SLIPCASES & OTHER ADD-ONs
If you’d like to add a slipcase, we can do that for you.
- 4C Print / Full Color
- 15/16pt 350gsm Art card or thicker
- Open one side or tube style
We have a site dedicated to books if you’d like to see additional options.