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Hot foil printed metallic cassette tape J-cardsCassette Tape J-card Hot Foil Metallic Printing

For small orders of 20 or more

If you are after the ultimate in stand-out J-card printing then our hot foil printed ones are hard to beat. They generally just use a single colour foil print that is available in ten different colours including gold, silver, black, magenta, turquoise, blue, red, green, copper and a holographic silver. The J-cards need to be standard size without any additional panels to fit in our press and the metallic print isn’t usually combined with full colour printing due to registration (alignment) issues, however we can discuss if you really do wish to combine both, but it will cost extra.

The hot foil printed J-cards can be printed on matt white, white recycled, eco natural grey, recycled black, brown Manila and clear tracing paper (clear vellum) stocks (see below for further information).

We need to make up metal printing plates for each hot foil print, which is why they are not particularly economic for short runs and make more sense for runs of 100 or more, but due to demand, we have pricing for 20 J-cards upwards.

The cassette case inserts can either just be supplied on their own, or we can also provide the clear cassette cases too and insert the J-cards within the cases, ready for you to pop your cassettes in.

The cassette case inserts are either hot foil printed just on the outside with the inside left plain, or can be hot foil printed on the outside with a full colour printed on the inside or hot foil printed on both sides.

Our cassette tape hot foil J-card insert printing has the following benefits:

  • Stunning reflective metallic print, single or double-sided and in ten different foil colours (gold, silver, black, magenta, turquoise, blue, red, green, copper and a holographic silver)
  • Minimum orders start at just 20 J-cards
  • J-cards come pre-cut and flat with folds at the correct places for quick folding and insertion into cases
  • We can also supply the cassette cases if required with J-cards pre-folded and inserted into cases, ready for cassette insertion
  • A choice of card stocks and thicknesses are available (matt white, matt black, recycled white, clear vellum/tracing paper, recycled eco natural grey and recycled brown Manila)
  • Competitive pricing and quick turnaround times of 4-5 working days.
  • International delivery available

Metallic foil print colours available:

Shown on both matt white and recycled black card stocks

Cassette tape J-card diagram

Pricing for standard cassette J-cards with a single sided foil print:

20 copies
printed j-cards only
£2.49+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside of the insert, blank on the inside
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £59.76 in total inclusive of VAT
50 copies
printed j-cards only
£1.79+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside of the insert, blank on the inside
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £107.40 in total inclusive of VAT
100 copies
printed j-cards only
£1.39+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside of the insert, blank on the inside
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £166.80 in total inclusive of VAT
200 copies
printed j-cards only
£1.19+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside of the insert, blank on the inside
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £285.60 in total inclusive of VAT
300 copies
printed j-cards only
£0.99+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside of the insert, blank on the inside
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 5-6 day turnaround
  • £356.40 in total inclusive of VAT

Note: If going for these hot foil printed cards instead of standard full colour J-cards with a cassette tape order then please deduct £0.30+VAT from the cost of the tapes in cases with standard J-cards on this page to remove the cost of the standard J-cards, then add these hot foil printed J-card costs to the order.

Cassette tape J-card diagram

Pricing for standard cassette J-cards with a single sided foil print and full colour inner print:

20 copies
printed j-cards only
£2.89+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside of the insert and a full colour print on the inside
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £69.36 in total inclusive of VAT
50 copies
printed j-cards only
£2.09+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside of the insert and a full colour print on the inside
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £125.40 in total inclusive of VAT
100 copies
printed j-cards only
£1.59+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside of the insert and a full colour print on the inside
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £190.08 in total inclusive of VAT
200 copies
printed j-cards only
£1.29+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside of the insert and a full colour print on the inside
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £309.60 in total inclusive of VAT
300 copies
printed j-cards only
£1.09+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside of the insert and a full colour print on the inside
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 5-6 day turnaround
  • £392.40 in total inclusive of VAT

Note: If going for these hot foil printed cards instead of standard full colour J-cards with a cassette tape order then please deduct £0.30+VAT from the cost of the tapes in cases with standard J-cards on this page to remove the cost of the standard J-cards, then add these hot foil printed J-card costs to the order.

Cassette tape J-card diagram

Pricing for standard cassette J-cards with a double sided foil print:

20 copies
printed j-cards only
£4.49+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside and inside of the insert
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £107.76 in total inclusive of VAT
50 copies
printed j-cards only
£2.89+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside and inside of the insert
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £173.40 in total inclusive of VAT
100 copies
printed j-cards only
£2.29+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside and inside of the insert
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £274.80 in total inclusive of VAT
200 copies
printed j-cards only
£1.99+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside and inside of the insert
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 4-5 day turnaround
  • £477.60 in total inclusive of VAT
300 copies
printed j-cards only
£1.79+VAT each
  • Standard cassette J-cards with a metallic foil print on the outside and inside of the insert
  • Includes UK delivery, Worldwide option
  • 5-6 day turnaround
  • £644.40 in total inclusive of VAT

Note: If going for these hot foil printed cards instead of standard full colour J-cards with a cassette tape order then please deduct £0.30+VAT from the cost of the tapes in cases with standard J-cards on this page to remove the cost of the standard J-cards, then add these hot foil printed J-card costs to the order.

Some examples of our work:

Audio cassette J-card material options

Hot foil printed metallic cassette J-card material options
From left: matt white, black, tracing paper/clear vellum, brown Manila and eco-natural card stocks

The hot foil printing works best on our smooth matt white 350gsm thick card stock, but also works pretty well on our 300gsm black card material which is black throughout and provides an interesting option as most J-card prints cannot go onto black card as they need a white base for the colours to show properly. There are four other card stocks that we can print on, which include 300gsm white 100%  recycled card, 140gsm clear velum or tracing paper, 300gsm brown Manila 100% recycled card stock or a 300gsm eco-natural 100% recycled light brown/grey card. Please note though that these rougher texture recycled or vellum stocks do not provide as sharp a print due to the material texture and uneven heat pressure, so they will be a slightly rougher print, as shown in the picture, however this is sometimes the effect that customers are after.

The prices for all the different cassette tape J-cards are the same. Please notify us when ordering if you would like a card colour other than matt white.

Audio cassette case colour optionsAdditions to above pricing

If you would like your J-cards in clear or coloured cassette cases then please add the following to the above pricing:

J-cards inserted into clear cassette cases with spindles/lugs: £0.30+VAT extra per case.
J-cards inserted into coloured cases (black, grey, cream, white, transparent green, transparent purple, transparent orange or transparent green or clear without spindles/lugs): £0.49+VAT extra per case. Please note that the red and orange cases are the same colour throughout the front cover and rear of the case, but the others have coloured rears and clear front panels).

Standard cassette case insert ‘J-card’ artwork templates

The standard cassette case ‘J-card’ front insert artwork is as follows:
Cassette J-card diagram front

The standard cassette case ‘J-card’ inner insert artwork is as follows:
Cassette J-card diagram inside

Cassette case J-card artwork template downloads for hot foil printing (also suitable for editing in Photoshop)

These differ to the standard J-card artwork templates by being higher resolution (600dpi vs 300dpi) and by just being greyscale and not full colour. Your artwork should just be a solid black colour (you manually specify the foil colour, don’t try and colour your artwork to it) and ideally using vector graphics created in something like Illustrator, however if you wish to create bitmap images in Photoshop for example then that is fine and is why we use the higher resolution 600dpi template. The lower the coverage of the artwork, the better quality the print as more pressure is then applied in the press, we recommend no more than about 30-40% total coverage of the foil printed area.

Delivery

The above prices include courier delivery fees to a single UK address. International delivery can be arranged, please click here to view our overseas delivery rates.

How to place an order

The best way to place your order or request a custom printed sample is to complete our ONLINE ORDER FORM

However there are also three other main ways in which you can get your contents and artwork across to us:

1. By email
If the artwork (and contents if we are burning the discs for you) are less than 10MB then you can email them to us here.

2. By uploading online
Any size of files can be uploaded to us free of charge online via our Hightail upload – please remember to provide your order details (band name, type of cassettes required, packaging type, total order quantity and delivery address) in the information field when uploading. – please remember to provide your order details (band name, type of cassettes required, packaging type, total order quantity and delivery address) in the information field when uploading.

3. By post
Please send your artwork (and contents if we are recording the tapes for you) to:
Disc Production Manager, Wizbit Internet Services Ltd, Corhampton Lane Farm, Corhampton, Hampshire SO32 3NB

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

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 Elemental
Maël Elemental
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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