Obi Strips for Cassettes


Submit your enquiry using the form below. We will be in touch to discuss your requirements before confirming your order.

Quantity Discounts

20 - 49£0.69
50 - 99£0.59
100 - 199£0.49
200 - 299£0.44
300 - 399£0.41
400 - 499£0.41
500 +£0.39

Turnaround times

For orders up to 300 units: 5-7 business days.
For orders up to 3000 units: 10-15 business days.

Obi Strips for Cassettes for small run orders of 20 items or more

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

Additional info

Do you need a barcode?

Barcode generation service for CDs

If you will be selling your discs through a retail store then you will probably need to register a unique barcode for your release and apply it to the rear outer artwork of your product to make it possible for them to sell via their product barcode scanner.

In Europe we use the EAN 13 barcode system and in North America the UPC system is used. We can register an EAN 13 barcode for you and embed the barcode graphic within your disc packaging artwork. The only information that we will require from you will be the name of the band/artist and the title of the release, then just leave a suitable space in your artwork and we will register the barcode and add it to your artwork for you.

Click here to order a barcode.

Have you considered NFT tag stickers?

If you would like customers to be able to tap your cassette tape, CD, USB, VHS or just about anything else on their Android or Apple phone to open up a web page, music video, specific Spotify artist page, album or track then just include NFC (Near Field Communication) tag stickers with your order and we can then apply them to your product.

These tags measure 19mm x 12mm in size, use an NTAG213 chip with clear PET and a strong adhesive back. They have a strong field for their size and are very durable.

Click here to order NFT tag stickers.

How to place an order

An order can be created by selecting the required product options above and adding them to your order. If you have your audio and artwork files ready, you can upload them at this stage. This process will generate a quote, which will be emailed to you and our admin team. No payment is required at this point.

A member of our team will then be in touch, generally within 1-2 working days, to check your quote and artwork and discuss your order. Should you then wish to proceed, they will email you an invoice for payment before we start production.

If you wish to upload your files at a later date or have any issues uploading via our website, you can also send your files to us via WeTransfer.

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 production FAQs section which may help to answer your questions.


  • Download horizontal cassette tape obi strip artwork template (PDF download)
  • Download vertical cassette tape obi strip artwork template (PDF download)