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CD wallet obi strips

CD wallet obi strips

We can produce obi strips in-house to wrap around standard CD wallets or record-style vinyl CD wallets measuring about 124mm-125mm in size, adding a collectors element to the wallets and also helping to keep the disc in place if used across the side of the wallet with the opening. The obi strip ‘bands’ are also easily replaced after use for easier storage.

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 wallet obi strips have often become collectors items and can greatly enhance the value of a release if retained. Our CD wallet obi strips are not fixed to the wallets at all, so will not be damaged when removed, they just slip off the wallets and can be replaced again afterwards.

Our CD wallet 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 wallet 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

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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