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CD digipak obi strips

CD digipak obi stripsWe can produce obi strips in-house to wrap around your standard four page digipaks or eco four page digipaks with a single disc tray, adding a collectors element to the digipaks and also helping to keep them closed until removed. These obi strip ‘bands’ are also easily replaced after use for easier storage.

The obi strips originate from Japan (their name comes from the sash worn around a Kimono) on CDs, cassettes, books, games or vinyl releases where presentation of the item is important and they can contain useful additional information such as barcodes (to avoid spoiling the artwork on the item itself with a barcode), tour dates and pricing. CD digipak obi strips have often become collectors items and can greatly enhance the value of a release if retained. Our obi strips are not fixed to the cases at all, so will not be damaged when removed, they just slip off the cases and can be replaced again afterwards.

Our obi strips are full colour printed onto a high quality 200gsm matt card. By request we can also print onto brown Manila, recycled and heavyweight gloss or matt card stocks, although they will add a little to the unit cost.

To add an obi strip to a release, the unit prices are as follows:

20 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.69+VAT each
  • £16.56
    Inc. VAT
  • Full colour printed 30mm width obi strips on 200gsm matt card stock, includes gluing and fitting.
  • 5-8 day turnaround
50 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.59+VAT each
  • £35.40
    Inc. VAT
  • Full colour printed 30mm width obi strips on 200gsm matt card stock, includes gluing and fitting.
  • 5-8 day turnaround
100 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.49+VAT each
  • £58.80
    Inc. VAT
  • Full colour printed 30mm width obi strips on 200gsm matt card stock, includes gluing and fitting.
  • 5-8 day turnaround
200 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.44+VAT each
  • £105.60
    Inc. VAT
  • Full colour printed 30mm width obi strips on 200gsm matt card stock, includes gluing and fitting.
  • 5-8 day turnaround
300 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.41+VAT each
  • £147.60
    Inc. VAT
  • Full colour printed 30mm width obi strips on 200gsm matt card stock, includes gluing and fitting.
  • 5-8 day turnaround
500 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.39+VAT each
  • £234.00
    Inc. VAT
  • Full colour printed 30mm width obi strips on 200gsm matt card stock, includes gluing and fitting.
  • 5-8 day turnaround

Some examples of our work:

CD digipak obi strip artwork template download (also suitable for editing in Photoshop)

The pink line in the artwork is the cut edge of the obi strip and the blue dashed line is where the perforated folds are. Please extend any backgrounds 2-3mm outside of the cut edge to create a bleed margin. The PDF template should open up in Illustrator or Photoshop for example as a 300dpi CMYK graphic. Please ideally send over the completed PDF to us once ready, or flattened bitmap images (e.g. JPEG, PNG, TIFF) can be sent if you prefer, but please hide the guideline layer before exporting so that it does not overlay your artwork.

How to order

When placing your order, please let your account manager know that you wish to add the obi strips to the release and send over the completed artwork for it (along with any specific instructions on positioning the strips if you have a preference) and we will then add them to your order and invoice.

Payment for orders

CD duplication payment credit card symbols

Payment is required before despatch of the order. Once we have received your artwork files (and audio contents if also being recorded) and verified that they are ready for production then we will email an invoice across to you that can be paid by cheque, BACS, PayPal or credit/debit card. The card receipts and VAT receipt will then be included with your order.

Cassette name place holders and letter racks

Available now on our sister site, RetroStyleMedia.co.uk are some unique items that we have developed ourselves, including a cassette tape letter rack and cassette tape name place holders that are each available with 32 different mix and match cassette tape colours to help fit your décor or colour scheme. Just click on a picture below to visit the relevant page to view pricing and options:

Any questions?

There are often many questions that customers may have that are not answered above, in which case please do not hesitate to pick up the phone or email us and we will try to help. Our contact details can be found here.

We also have an extensive CD and cassette production FAQs section which may help to answer your questions.

What our customers say

4.8/5.0 on Facebook

All I can do is highly recommend this amazing company, Band CDs!! Helpful every step of the way with all my last minute changes, quick to put my mind at ease by answering all my questions, very fast delivery time and superb products that I am over the moon with!! Seriously guys, you ROCK!!! Thanks again and again...read more
Dave Dunbar
Dave Dunbar
2019-07-01T10:13:32+0000
Amazing service and lovely staff. Always go above and beyond. Band CD's produce all of our cassette's for This City Is Ours Records and they always come out looking better than we could have thought. Can't recommend enough.read more
Terry Dactyl
Terry Dactyl
2019-06-27T11:27:56+0000
TT fortnight on the Isle of Man means the biggest gigs of the year for local bands and a chance to be heard by many visitors from all over the world. Our EP was late being mastered and as such we couldn't order our CD's until the last minute. BandCDS worked wonders and turned around our order in double quick time. The product is fantastic and the service excellent!!!😁😁read more
Ian Astill
Ian Astill
2019-06-03T11:41:11+0000
Very helpful and very quick turn around time, Tom Guildford was particularly patient with my constant pestering and I’m very happy with the end product, which was well packaged and delivered safely.Thank you very much, and I hope to do business with you again in the future!read more
Shaun Stonard
Shaun Stonard
2019-05-03T16:53:42+0000
You can never go wrong with Band CDs. The tapes always look and sound amazing and the customer service is on point. I personally deal with Tom, who is an absolute star. He’s always quick to process my orders and does everything he can to meet my sometimes slim deadlines. On the rare occassion that there is an issue with my order, he gets that sorted at the speed of light too. Overall I just can’t recommend them enough, Band CDs is just the best at what they do, period.read more
Christian Lykke Hansen
Christian Lykke Hansen
2019-04-27T08:30:29+0000
I cannot recommend this service enough, the website layout is really consice and user friendly, and the guys at band cds are some of the most helpful I have encountered. The final product we were delivered was exactly what we were looking for and we could not be happier! 10/10 would use againread more
Thomas Shaun Brady
Thomas Shaun Brady
2019-04-26T09:26:59+0000
Great service - quick to respond and were very informative about my technical questions at the start. Products look fantastic and care is taken to deliver great products. If any issues arise (as can sometimes happen with old mediums like cassettes!) they are fixed very quickly, and professionally. I had used other very slightly cheaper companies for tapes and received awful products in the past, wouldn't go anywhere else now. Thanks to Paul for his help and support with each release.read more
Chris Le Monde
Chris Le Monde
2019-01-24T16:24:09+0000
On behalf of The Lack of Commitments we'd really like to thank Charlotte and the team for producing our live double album CD. We went for the vinyl CD look for our double album with a four page booklet. The quality, print and help was great. Thank you.read more
Dave Patrick
Dave Patrick
2018-12-03T20:03:31+0000
We absolutely LOVE Band CDs in our house. The service was quick, almost instant, friendly, and everything happened as it should. I would deffo recommend them. Just one teensy little thing...please get some mastering software that allows you to join tracks together. xread more
Stephen Butler
Stephen Butler
2018-11-23T16:11:49+0000
Excellent experience using these guys. I’m in a band called, Pulverise and we used Band CDs to print digi-packs of our debut album - Chaos Games. It’s the first time we’ve ever done anything like this and they supported us from the first contact to completion and delivered a beautiful product that we’re all proud of. Tom G is a legend! Thank you!read more
Vicky Reader
Vicky Reader
2018-10-03T14:57:15+0000
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