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Cassette Tape Obi Strips

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:

20 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.69+VAT each
  • £16.56
    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.
  • 5-8 day turnaround
50 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.59+VAT each
  • £35.40
    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.
  • 5-8 day turnaround
100 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.49+VAT each
  • £58.80
    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.
  • 5-8 day turnaround
200 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.44+VAT each
  • £105.60
    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.
  • 5-8 day turnaround
300 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.41+VAT each
  • £147.60
    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.
  • 5-8 day turnaround
500 copies
full colour printed obi strips
£0.39+VAT each
  • £234.00
    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.
  • 5-8 day turnaround

Some examples of our work:

Cassette obi strip artwork template downloads:

How to order

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

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

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
Fantastic!! Just had some gorgeous black vinyl record style CD's done for my EP and the quality is spot on!! They look absolutely gorgeous, proper full colour centre, and record style wallet. They also do great presentation cases and a bargain on mailing envelopes for CD's too. So glad I found this gem of a company and will definitely be using them again!! :) @ortenseblueread more
Donna Maria Bee
Donna Maria Bee
2017-09-15T10:21:32+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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