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Cassette Tape On-Body Printing

Our new UV LED printing allows some exciting new cassette print options

Cassette tape full colour on-body printingWe can now offer a new type of printing on cassettes that allows very sharp graphics in superb quality and also expands print opportunities by allowing full colour on-body printing either with or without white base layers and with optional spot gloss coatings to highlight certain elements. We can also now print over 3D surfaces, so where a pad or silk screen print can only go onto a flat surface, the UV LED prints can go all over the cassette shell, as show to the right.

Benefits of our cassette on-body printing include:

  • Superb high resolution print quality
  • Full colour printing options, either with or without white base layers
  • The option of spot gloss highlights
  • Ultra durable print that is almost impossible to remove
  • Printing over the full surface of the cassette shell is available
  • Competitive pricing for on-body printing over standard full colour stickers
  • Quick turnaround times (the same as for sticker printing)

Some examples of our work:

Pricing for on-body cassette printing in place of printed labels:

Just add the additional on-body print pricing to the cost of the cassettes in the relevant packaging (from the cassettes menu tab above). When printing full colour artwork, the ideal shell colour is white to provide a natural colour base for the ink, however we will add a white base layer under your artwork if you are printing on a tape shell colour other than white. If no white base layer is added then the colour artwork will be coloured by the tape shell underneath and with dark tape shell colours may be almost completely lost without a white base layer first. The white base layer doesn’t have to be covering the standard or full coverage print areas shown below, it can be a custom shape, so could just be a white base layer underneath a colour title for example if you just wish the title to be in colour and for the tape shell to be visible in the rest of the print area. If you do not want us to apply a white base layer under colours then please let us know.

Black or white on-body cassette tape printing

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0 - 99 tapes
With white or black printing in the standard print area
£0.39+VAT per tape
  • White or black direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.35+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, print costs are halved
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100-299 tapes
With white or black printing in the standard print area
£0.34+VAT per tape
  • White or black direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.34+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, print costs are halved
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300+ tapes
With white or black printing in the standard print area
£0.29+VAT per tape
  • White or black direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.33+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, print costs are halved
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0 - 99 tapes
With white or black printing in the full coverage print area
£0.54+VAT per tape
  • White or black direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.42+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, costs are halved
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100-299 tapes
With white or black printing in the full coverage print area
£0.44+VAT per tape
  • White or black direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.40+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, print costs are halved
cassette-tape-layout-full-on-body-printing
300+ tapes
With white or black printing in the full coverage print area
£0.39+VAT per tape
  • White or black direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.38+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, print costs are halved

Full colour on-body cassette tape printing

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0 - 99 tapes
With colour printing in the standard print area
£0.59+VAT per tape
  • Full colour direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape, with a white base applied, if required. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.35+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, print costs are halved
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100-299 tapes
With colour printing in the standard print area
£0.53+VAT per tape
  • Full colour direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape, with a white base applied, if required. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.34+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, print costs are halved
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300+ tapes
With colour printing in the standard print area
£0.47+VAT per tape
  • Full colour direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape, with a white base applied, if required. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.33+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, print costs are halved
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0 - 99 tapes
With colour printing in the full coverage print area
£0.84+VAT per tape
  • Full colour direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape, with a white base applied, if required. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.42+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, costs are halved
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100-299 tapes
With colour printing in the full coverage print area
£0.72+VAT per tape
  • Full colour direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape, with a white base applied, if required. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.40+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, print costs are halved
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300+ tapes
With colour printing in the full coverage print area
£0.65+VAT per tape
  • Full colour direct to tape print using a high resolution UV LED process directly onto the tape, with a white base applied, if required. Printing is on both sides of the tape.
  • Add a spot UV gloss varnish for £0.38+VAT printed both sides per tape
  • For single sided printing, print costs are halved

Download artwork templates (also suitable for editing in Photoshop)

The yellow areas show the artwork area to be printed. Please select between standard printing or full coverage printing when downloading a template (the prices vary depending on coverage, please pricing table above). Generally if printing on anything other than white tapes then you should add a white base layer beneath colours so that the colours come out accurately and are not affected by the shade of the tape shell behind. If you would only like a partial white layer or would only like your artwork to be printed in white then please supply a separate copy of the artwork for the white layer only (with white print in the file name so that we can easily identify it as being a white print), with the white area to be printed using a solid black colour (essentially white colours are never printed in artwork and for us to print a white base layer we load up a specific file with the black in the file representing the white layer to print). The same is true if you would like a spot gloss layer applied, please supply another copy of the file with gloss print in the file name with the black area showing where the gloss should be printed. This may mean that if some areas are just printed white, some areas are full colour and some bits have a spot gloss then you would need to supply three different artwork files per side, one for the white, one for the colour and black areas and one for the gloss areas.

 

Video

View a (very!) brief clip of the UV LED printer in action, printing white onto clear tapes:

What our customers say

4.8/5.0 on Facebook

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
We printed our first release (Nordkväde) on tape here, the maltese cross folding cover looks amazing and we are really impressed by the all over print of the cassette. Most importantly the sound quality is great! We couldn't be happier with the result and great support they gave us when printing this product. Highly recommended!read more
Olle Olsson
Olle Olsson
2018-10-01T10:28:30+0000
Can't thank Charlotte and BandCDs for their help in turning my order for LIINES around so quickly and producing quality CDs. They answered my (many) questions by phone and email and nothing was too much bother. Can't wait to get these out to people who have ordered and to sell them at gigs. Thanks again.read more
Leila O'Sullivan
Leila O'Sullivan
2018-07-20T09:44:48+0000
Brilliant service and product . Couldn’t fault Charlotte who looked after our order, great advice and support with regards design etc . Would recommend any indie bands out there to use this company , you won’t be disappointed .read more
Kenny Martin
Kenny Martin
2018-06-12T11:50:32+0000
Band CDs has provided Brilleaux (New Zealand) with UK based CD production for all their tours of UK and Europe since 2013.Great service, innovative and impactful products, fast delivery and keen pricing make them our go-to partner for this part of our Merchandising strategy.Paul's customer-facing approach is like a breath of fresh-air - It's an *absolute pleasure* to do business with these guys!Highly recommended :-)read more
Rob Vernon
Rob Vernon
2018-04-15T11:27:23+0000
Thank you so much Band CDs team (Charlotte was the person who took care about my release😉) The artist KEYVANOTH and I are very pleased of the result and I deeply support Band CDs and will renew as soon as I can afford😊 thank you for your very nice photo and I'm pleased to have added some other one about this great product (the vinyl style CD with microgroove relief and deepl black reverse is awesome !) The CDs were safely delivered this afternoon. Many thanks.phoenixread more
Emmanuel Duchez
Emmanuel Duchez
2018-01-31T21:44:31+0000
I've had a 50 CD order for a classical music project. The audio quality was very high, and I loved the black vinyl CDs. The digipak printing was perfect, the staff was friendly and helpful, and overall it was a lovely experience. As a minor issue, I personally find the booklet pocket needlessly large, but that is a matter of taste. I would definitely recommend them. Many thanks for the professional services!read more
Maria Suciu
Maria Suciu
2017-09-27T14:17:18+0000
I've now had 4 different CDs produced by the Wizbit/BandCD team and can thoroughly recommend them for attention to detail, courteous and careful correspondence, good design advice, speedy service and high quality production. Absolutely no complaints!!read more
Andy Beaumont
Andy Beaumont
2017-09-13T20:44:41+0000
Can't rate BandCDs highly enough, 5 stars doesn't even come close, from day 1 they help me with every issue I had with my CDs right through to the final product, the range of products is also mind blowing , from normal everyday CDs to mini vinyl CDs which is what I opted for for my own release, there is something for everyone here, can I personally thank everyone at BandCDs for their excellent service and friendly approach, The Plastic Fantastic Ep was The Skalps first release and we will 100% return to BandCDs for future releases. Thank you from all at Skalps Hq.read more
Tommy Byrne
Tommy Byrne
2017-09-12T22:40:33+0000
Band CDs did a run of cassettes for me in August and they are beautiful. The full on-body printing is a great option and the quality of the J-cards is excellent. Delivery was very fast and the price quoted was extremely competitive. I have since ordered from them again.read more
James Griffin
James Griffin
2017-09-09T17:11:13+0000
Band CDs are doing an awesome work with tape manufacturing, their professionalism and efficiency is amazing and the tapes I received are high quality products and they know how to handle problems such as delivery issues. I ordered a batch of 50 tapes for my label, which was lost by the delivery service and after a few months of being in contact with the delivery service trying to locate the parcel, they sent me another batch of 50 tapes that they re-produced. Couldn't recommend Band CDs enough.read more
Maël Gilabert
Maël Gilabert
2017-03-13T20:44:07+0000
Excellent product, great customer service and did exactly what was asked for!! Thanks Charlotte for a great product and super duper service! Would highly recommend - Ian (Gone Savage) Check it out on our bandpage - facebook com gonesavageukread more
Ian Salpekar
Ian Salpekar
2016-10-27T13:00:28+0000
Can't recommend these guys enough. I worked closely with a chap called Michael at BandCDs on a small batch of cassette tapes. He was an absolute legend! His meticulous attention to detail was unlike anything else I've experienced from any of the printers/manufacturers I've dealt with in the past at other companies. He ensured that certain elements of the design lined up and also bent over backwards to make sure the colour of the printed J Cards matched nicely with the colour of the plastic cassette. Top this off with an extremely quick turnaround, high quality products, great sounding audio and all at the lowest price I could find anywhere online and you can see why it's smiles all round in my house! Great job, thanks again all! :)read more
Alex Foster
Alex Foster
2016-08-02T09:36:59+0000
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