Retro LP Packaging, CD & Vinyl Covers

RETRO LP Packaging

CD & Vinyl 12inch Album Covers, Chipboard Core with full color printed wrap or fabric wrap.
Inner Sleeves & Booklets

LP Packaging made with Chipboard Core & Book Binding Construction

Chipboard core material create the rigid form that is commonly used in LPs, Hardbound Books, and Boxes. We apply a printed wrap with lamination (either gloss or matte) to the outside. Across the inside, another wrap is glued.

For more examples of chipboard packaging see: Chipboard

Retro LP Packaging CD Cover Thick Stock

SongCamp

Retro LP Packaging CD Book Binding Construction
Chipboard Core, 1C Wrap Laminated (Matte) on Front, 1C wrap across inside
Inner Sleeve, Booklet

1C Wrap with Matte Lamination on outside of LP Packaging

A 1C wrap is printed with black ink and applied with a heal seal via lamination to the outside of the LP. Lamination can be either matte or gloss. For a retro look, choose the matte lamination.

If you want to highlight text or an image, considering contrasting the matte lamination with a spot gloss:
Spot Gloss & Matte Lamination

Inner Sleeves for LP Packaging

Inner Sleeves options:

  • 5inch or 12inch LPs
  • Uncoated matte stock, or coated
  • Printed 1C, 4C, , Unprinted, or Solid Color Paper
  • Cut out center hole or solid
Retro LP Packaging CD Book Binding Construction tihck chipboard

Terroir

Retro LP Packaging Book Binding Construction
Chipboard Core, 4C Wrap Laminated (Matte) on Front, 4C wrap across inside
Inner Sleeve, Booklet

4C Wrap across LP inside, or Unprinted Kraft Paper

The inside of the LP can have a printed wrap for a vibrant look or can be a solid kraft paper (unprinted) for a vintage look.

For  examples of kraft paper see: Kraft Paper Wraps

Chipboard LP Packaging versus Regular Jackets

LPs made with a chipboard core material are  quite rigid. The core material is also wrapped and lamianted which makes it ever thicker. If you view an LP made of chipboard from the side, you get a great sense of this.

Jackets are generally made with a paper stock of 15/16pt up to 21pt (considered very thick) and created by folding over panels.

CD LP Spine rigid stock

LP Side View

CD LP Jacket
Spine View and Thickness
Chipboard Core, Wrapped & Laminated

Spine Width on LP Packaging & Jackets

The width of the spine is important for many titles as it allows text to be printed on the spine and visibility from the side.  LPs have an inherently thick spine due to the material and construction. Jackets can be made with a thick spine but will often flatten in shipping as there isn’t much to support it.

12inch LP Packaging & Box Sets

Vinyl Sized LPs can be made 2pp or 4pp, can hold inner sleeve and booklets, as well as the record. If you would like a 12inch vinyl sized set for cds, we can also make a version that holds about 4 discs in special pockets.

Linen wrapped box set for vinyl collection

Atlas

Vinyl LP Box Set, 12inch
Fabric Wrap, Linen with Foil Stamping
Matching CD Collection Case

Fabric Wrapped Box Sets

Box sets can be made for multiple records, and can either be printed or wrapped in fabric or leatherette material. For more examples of fabric wrapped & leatherette/vinyl wrapped boxes, please see our Fabric & Leatherette Box Set Page.

Vinyl Look CDs / Perfect for Retro LP Packaging

If you’d like to make your cd look like a vinyl record, we can give you a hand with that. We have a special vinyl mask to do the trick.
CD Jacket with Vinyl CD

Path

Vinyl Look CD
4pp LP Style Jacket

Adding Booklets & Posters

LPs can be made with one or two pockets. Traditionally the pockets are outward facing.
Cds / Records are often put in an inner sleeve in one pocket, and the other can be used for an insert.
We can make booklets in just about any configuration, popular options are folded posters,  4pp – 10pp gatefold, or 8pp – 28pp stapled booklets. If you want to go over 28pp in a booklet, we may suggest a perfect binding on it rather than stapling.

Kraft Inner Wrap & Cork Hubs

We can wrap the inside of a LP jacket with kraft paper if desired. Black kraft is generally unprinted, but kraft paper can be printed. See also Kraft Paper.

Cork hubs are a fun twist on the traditional LP album style. The interesting feature on these is the printing behind the disc.  Also available white and black foam.

Matte uncoated paper stock, cd jacket packaging

RRR

4pp Jacket with Inner Wrap
Cork Hub
Booklet attached to spine wrap

Attaching a booklet to the inner wrap at the spine

Another fun option for booklets is to attach them to the wrap at the inner spine. This creates a book like feel. We recommend this only for lightweight booklets.

Vintage Vinyl

Vinyl Size Packaging:

Vinyl Covers – LPs 2pp, 4pp
Inner Sleeves Uncoated, with center cut our or solid, unprinted or printed

Box Sets – Available with foam cut outs to hold discs or vinyl, or swinging sleeve inserts

Slipcases – Made with cardboard stock or fabric wrapped chipboard

12inch Vintage Record Album
Can be made for vinyl or discs
Swinging Sleeves
Chipboard Core

Swinging Sleeves & Inner Pages

Swinging Sleeves can be attached at the spine, and can be combined with inner pages if desired.

ESI Custom Packaging, Media Manufacturing

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Kraft Paper Disc Sleeves, Box Packaging and Inner Book Wraps

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Deluxe Packaging with Strings, Ribbons, Magnets and Velcro Closures Features

Adding Strings, Ribbons, Magnets and Velcro Closures to Packaging Strings, Ribbons and  Ties can be added to almost any type of packaging. Check with us on a special colors or materials to see if we can order it. Magnets create a...
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  • Spot gloss printing on custom dvd packaging

Spot Gloss Ink and Matte Lamination Contrast on Printed Packaging

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Uncoated Matte Paper CD DVD Packaging Soft, Vintage Look

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Perfect Bound Book, Hard Cover, Soft Cover, Spiral Notebook Sets

Adding a Perfect Bound Book to your Set, Hard Cover or Soft Cover Spiral Bound, Metal Ring Notebook A Perfect Bound Book is made with a spine. The pages are bound together. To create a perfect binding / spine, one needs...
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Foil Stamping on Printed Packaging, CD DVD USB Video

Hot Foil Stamping on Printed Packaging Hot foil stamping is a process that imparts a shiny, reflective imprint onto printed packaging. Common colors are silver, gold, red, blue, and copper, but we have a whole palette to choose from…in fact...
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Embossing / Debossing on Printed Packaging CD DVD USB Video

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  • National Geographic organic cd jacket packaging

Organic Packaging – Fiberboard, Unbleached, Recycled, Uncoated

Organic Packaging – Fiberboard, Uncoated, Recycled, Fabric Hemp Organic Packaging options for any type of media, including box sets, jackets, folders, digipaks, and more Non plastic alternatives including 100% recycled paper trays with cork hubs,  foam hubs, glued on sleeves...
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