CD & DVD Sleeve Printing

Here is some information about our two designs of CD and DVD Sleeves, printed in full colour (four colour process) on 450gsm matt art card or digitally printed on 400gsm. To calculate your prices, please click on the button below to take you to the price calculator on the CD & DVD Sleeve Printing Prices page.

Digital Embossing available on this product

We offer two different types of printed card sleeves to hold DVDs or CDs. Both are litho printed on 450gsm matt art board or digitally printed on 400gsm in Full Colour and can be unlaminated, gloss laminated or matt laminated. The minimum recommended quantity for litho printing is 250, but you can have as few as you like printed digitally.

Type A Open Ended CD or DVD Sleeve

The Type A sleeve is a (very nearly) 123mm square "envelope", which is sealed on three edges and open on one edge. If you are old enough to know what an LP is, it's the same principle used for sleeves which protected LPs. The disc slides in and out of the open edge. The card is printed one side only, because you can't see the other side which forms in the inner faces on the sleeve.

Type B Encased CD or DVD Sleeve

This design of sleeve, known as Type B, is a 124mm square similar to Type A, but with an additional 124mm square hinged flap which can be printed on both sides – which closes over the opening into which the disc slides, giving added protection and more surface area for printing additional wording or jazzy graphics.


It is a good idea to protect the card CD/DVD Sleeves by adding lamination, particularly if a printed image extends over the creases which might crack if left unlaminated. Matt and gloss lamination are available.

Production times for printing CD & DVD Sleeves

If your CD & DVD Sleeves only require printing and finishing and not Digital Embossing, the following choices of turnaround times are available. Digital Embossing adds two working days to the times shown here.

Express turnaround – your CD & DVD Sleeve printing order will be despatched in five working days.

Express Plus turnaround – your CD & DVD Sleeve printing order will be despatched in three working days.

Economy turnaround – your CD & DVD Sleeve printing order will be despatched in ten working days.

For a day to be treated as the first working day, we require your printing order and payment along with print quality artwork before 10am. Alternatively, for an additional charge, you can delay the printing order, payment and print quality artwork cut-off time to 3.30pm.

Artwork and PDF requirements

  • We operate a PDF workflow, so please supply your artwork as a Press Quality PDF. If you prefer, we can create a PDF for you, in which case we will email a proof to you for approval. There is an additional charge for this PDF creation service of £20 plus VAT.
  • If any print reaches the edge of your finished job, please add 3mm bleed to all sides of your artwork
  • We need a "quiet area" to ensure nothing important is too near to the edge of the finished item; so please leave a 5mm inner margin for anything other than backgrounds
  • Supply files to us in CMYK (or Pantone colour for spot colour orders) not RGB please
  • Image resolution should be 300dpi or more
  • Please embed fonts or convert all of your text to shapes

If you would like to download a PDF template you can do so from the Templates page which is accessible via the top menu bar.

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