We can provide a range of cassette tape obi strips with full colour printing for standard cassette cases and they can have either a horizontal or vertical orientation around the cases.
The obi strips are very popular in 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), pricing and forthcoming tour dates. Cassette tape 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 costs are the same whether they are horizontal or vertical strips and the unit prices are as follows:
full colour printed obi strips
£21.36 Inc. VAT
Full colour printed 25mm width obi strips in either vertical or horizontal orientation on 200gsm matt card stock, includes gluing and fitting over the cassette cases.
When placing your cassette tape 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
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:
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.
The process of ordering custom printed and dubbed physical media can be intimidating at first, but the guys over at BandCDs are top notch. They are the real deal and they are reliable and trustworthy for projects this big. Their printing quality of J-cards, cassette tapes, and dubbing, is second to none. Highly recommend them!read more
I recently used Band CDs for my bands EP and was blown away by the product! It turned what could have been a necessary job into a product to be proud of and that we’d actually want to sell in its physical form, just because of how attractive it is! 5 stars.read more
Band CDs is the go-to for our cassettes - fast, professional and friendly service, with attention to detail and perfect results each time! The team respond to any questions so you can be sure your order is in safe hands! When you have taken time and care to craft your music, you want the physical form it takes to reflect that in the best way possible. We have not been let down yet! We will be back again....and again! Thanks to the whole team! Dead Space Chamber Music xxxread more
My band "Victorius" released our debut album and these guys did an amazing job producing the finished CDs! They were helpful, professional, fast to respond, great value for money and when we got the finished CDs delivered we were blown away with the quality! Special thanks to Hollie for helping with the set up of the artwork and format of the CD info for the tracks. Will defo be coming back for more!read more
One of the most dedicated companies around - Top Service, fair prices and superb Support (in this case Special Greetings to Charlotte !) We will recommend You to all our companioned bands and close contacts. Killer!🤘🤘read more
I had a small order of CDs for my label ( independent music from Japan , https://www.facebook.com/getyourgenkigermany/ ). Double CD, printed, with poster in an eco friendly wallet and it came out spectecular! And it sounds awesome!But not only the result is stunning also working with these people is pure fun! Very quick response and very nice communication!Absolutely recommendedread more
I can highly recommend Band CDs for professional production of small batch professional cassettes. They have on more than one occasion been very helpful in the process and are incredibly friendly. I'm very pleased with the high standard of production and each time pleasantly surprised by the speedy production and delivery, even though I’m ordering from abroad.read more
This is the second time that Chasin' the Train have used Band CDs - the first was for our initial EP, 'Off The Rails' - and they were again more than helpful and great to deal with. We decided to produce our debut album, 'Dead Man's Handle' as a digipak CD because there are still people who like to have the physical product in their hand. Band CDs did an excellent job of transforming our ideas in to reality - there have already been a number of positive comments from pre-order purchasers - and we can only see that continuing.Thanks again for all your guidance - now to write the next album ... 🚂🏃♀️🏃♂️read more
Had a small order of CD’s and Cassette’s and they are brilliant! The order was processed and delivered very quickly, even despite the current pandemic situation. Communication was 10/10 and they even threw in a small bag of Haribos with my order! I am very pleased with the work I have been given back, and I would definitely recommend Band CD’s to anyone looking for duplication!read more
Wanted to get a small number of CDs made up of an album I'd made with my band. Was recommended Band CDs through a friend who had previously used them for his album. I needed them doing in a hurry (within a week) and Charlotte and Kayleigh were super efficient at getting everything sorted mega quick including assistance with the artwork. CDs look great and come at a good price too. Well done all at Band CDs... excellent service ... definitely recommend!read more
Absolutely recommended. Not only the prices are competitive, but they are also fast, friendly and professional. I worked with them for my first releases in my label (aqvaria.bandcamp.com). I am repeating now for my next releases. As long as BandCDs exists, I will continue to work with them.read more
We, RockSalt Acoustic, received our CDs today (Sleeping Dragon CD03 - Live In Haworth 2019), which look & sound great - they are just perfect for our requirements & we are absolutely delighted with BandCDs servicesThanks once again to Tom for all of your help & we should soon have 1 or 2 more CDs for you from Sleeping DragonB|read more
Amazing team of personalities. They helped a lot during the process and if the result is that awesome to us, it's because they took great care from start to finish. Fabulous discovery and won't search anywere else, no doubt about it !read more
Brilliany service, can’t recommend enough! Friendly and swift replies, and full co-operation with specific details, artwork, etc. We ordered a batch of cassettes, which they packed with download codes free of charge. I also think it’s great that all cassette designs are the same price! Delivery was very quick too.read more
they customised picks for me for buttonholes at a friends wedding even went out of their way to find a specific design that on another website customised would have cost £65 these cost £20 all in great value good service and communicationread more
Amazing customer service and gave help where possible at each stage of production. turn around time on the finished product was insanely quick and the finished items looked absolutely amazing. 5 out of 5 stars! will be working with them againread more
Really attentive and efficient service. Had some really interesting suggestions in terms of the look of the product that I went with. So glad I did. First class, and I definitely will use Band CDs for any future projects.read more
Everything about the service, from start to finish, was excellent. Great communication, helpful advice, useful samples to help make my decision on format, and far quicker lead times than I was expecting. Very accommodating, and the end result looks great.As a brand new label, it was important to have such great responses to questions, and to at the end of it all walk away with a beautiful product. I'll be coming back to them for releases to come!read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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