Photos of Custom Packaging Categorized by Type

Browse photos of custom packaging based on the packaging categories including examples of hardcover books, digipaks, multidisc, vinyl, box sets, video screens, usb, and more!

If you aren’t sure what type of packaging you want to make yet, browse the categories and get up to speed on all the fun terminology in the world of printing and packaging.

Or if you basically know what you want to manufacture but you are looking for some fun twists, check out these custom packaging photos from our titles for some good ideas.

Because nothing we do is off-the-shelf, we can customize everything. For instance, if we don’t have a die for the packaging you want to create already, we can make you one. Please feel free to pick and choose features you like for multiple titles. Once you know what you want to make, reach out to us for a manufacturing quote!

Please note minimum order size and media requirements. Because commercial presses have set up costs involved, they are only suitable for larger quantity runs.


Types of Custom Packaging:

Hardbound Books

Hardbound CD Books
CD Book

Photos of Hardbound CD DVD Books

Hardbound Books are just like coffee table books or text books because they are made in the same way – with a wrapped, rigid chipboard core.
Think: Coffee Table Book

  • Rigid Chipboard Core Material.
  • Available with a 4C Wrap, Linen, or Leather Vinyl Material.
  • CD Size = 5×5 inch
  • DVD Size = 5×7 inch
    • Vertical
    • Landscape
  • Vinyl Size = 12inch
  • Custom Size…whatever you want to make
  • Tray, Hub, Glued on Pocket, Fold out Pocket, Swinging Pocket to hold the disc(s).
  • Inner Pages 8pp on up. Stapled, Saddle Stick or Perfect Bound.

Custom Digipaks

DVD Digipak die cut window showing booklet
DVD Digipak

Photos of Custom Digipaks

Digipaks have trays to hold discs but there are many variations such as foam and paper trays, not to mention fun die cuts and booklets we can do.
Think: Disc tray

  • Clear Trays
    5 inch, 7 inch, 10 inch Dbl Disc
  • Paper Trays
    100% Recycled, Cork Hub
  • Foam Trays
    Custom Die Cut, Holds chunky items like a USB
  • Digipak Height
    Determined by Tray Height, plus sometimes a Filler Item
  • Number of Panels
    4pp Bi Fold, 6pp Trifold, 8pp & 10pp
  • Pockets, Booklets, Business Card Slots
  • Die Cut Windows
  • Unique Paper Stocks

Deluxe Box Sets

Deluxe Packaging Box Set
Box Sets

Photos of Deluxe Box Sets

Deluxe Box Sets are rigid boxes that we make to showcase your collection such as multiple discs, books, mixed media, or whatever you would like the boxes to hold.
Think: Cigar Box

  • Dimensions:
    • CD size 5 inch variations
    • Larger 8 or 12 inch variations to include books
  • Hinged or 2 Piece, Top & Bottom, or Vertical Loading
  • 4C Wrap, Linen, or Leather Vinyl
  • Inside foam wells, hubs, pull out sleeves, etc.
  • Can be designed to hold CDS, DVDS, USB, Vinyl Records, Retail Items, Photos, Posters, Books and more.

Versatile Jackets

custom die cut packaging special shape jacket cd dvd
Die Cut Jacket

Photos of Custom CD DVD Jackets

Jackets are truly remarkable because they can be die cut in any shape or size, and they can have many combinations of features.
Think: Versatile, Custom

  • Any Size, Dimension, or Shape such as Cross Shapes, Letters, 3D Pop Up Paks.
  • In addition, you can play with Paper Stocks (recycled, matte, fiberboard, uncoated, etc), finishes, and thicknesses.
  • Also customize the Pockets, add Business Card Slots, or Photo Holders.
  • Add Die Cuts such as Windows and Shapes
  • In addition you can play with custom closures.
  • Hold discs in multiple ways, for example Pocket slots LP style, Hubs, Glued on Sleeves, or Swinging Sleeves.

Retro CD & Vinyl

Swinging Sleeve in LP Packaging 12inch
Vintage Record Album

Photos of Retro LP Packaging

CD or Vinyl LPs If you like retro, then these are for you! We studied our vintage and as a result, we make these just like they used to.
Think: BlueNote, vintage, retro

  • CD LPs can be single or double disc but pockets generally face outward.
  • Booklets can be placed in pockets or you can make it more book like with built-in inner pages.
  • Inner Sleeves can be solid black or printed and consider also a center die cut hole.
  • Vinyl Album Size to hold a Record.
  • 12 Inch Size to hold a collection such as records, discs, books, booklets, posters, cards, etc.
  • Choose from a 4C wrapped and laminated LP, or similarly wrapped with linen or leather vinyl.

Multidisc Sets

CD DVD Box sets discs packaged in slipcases and individual jackets
Multidisc Sets

Photos of Multidisc Sets

Multidisc Sets are made to hold any number of discs and other items too, such as books, notebooks, posters, business cards, and other media. Features that you might want to consider, such as:
Think: Sets

  • Most importantly, do you want individual volumes or , in contrast one big set?
  • Secondly, do you know the Height?
  • Next, determine all items the set needs to hold, such as Media (type and qty), and paper items such as Books, Booklet or Poster, Inner Pages, Photos, Art Cards, etc. Also, things like USBs, Download Cards or other Retail Items.
  • Also, factors like retail presence, lightweight, eco friendly, or special printing features.

USB Drive Packaging

USB Box with 1C silver metallic ink printing inside

Photos of USB Packaging

USBs usually like to be cushioned in foam or held in place with cardboard because they are somewhat bulky and require some depth in the packaging. Because we have creative clients, we also have creative USBs and ways to hold them.
Think: chunky USBs.

  • USB Boxes can be any size but 5×5 is very popular with our clients. Although we encourage clients to think outside the box, USB boxes remain the top choice.
  • Because USBs are a little chunky, we like to use Foam Wells that are custom cut for the USB we are manufacturing for you.
  • Cardboard Wells can also be made to hold USBs securely.
  • And of course you can add lots of items to a USB package including discs, cards, and books.
  • We can also help with uploading your data.

Video Panels

Video Box with LCD Panel 7Inch Screen, die cut wells for retail items, 7inch screen
Video Panel Retail Box

Photos of Video LCD Packaging

LCD Video Panels Not only do they play the video and menu that we program into it, but the best part is that the video can be changed! These are somewhat expensive, but the minimum order is significantly less than other media.
Think: cutting edge promotional, high-end, deluxe, educational

  • Video Panels range from 4.3 to 10 inches, because this is an important cost factor, we usually start with screen size first.
  • The panels are embedded in packaging such as a 4pp brochure or a custom made box, so the type of packaging is what we want to determine next.
  • Buttons are custom programmed to a menu so the user can select video options.
  • Video can also be re-uploaded and changed via the USB port.

See also….

Foil Stamping
Embossing / Debossing
Spot Gloss / Matte Lamination
Die Cut Packaging

Fiberboard Packaging
Uncoated/ Matte Paper
Recycled Paper Trays

If you see particular features that you’d like to incorporate into your project, then let us know! Send us the name of the title along with a quote request so we’ll know what you like.

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