The CD DigiPak (or CD Digi-pak) is a modern, stylish alternative to the standard CD Jewel Case. CD Digipaks are a custom printed card packaging that can hold one or more CDs which are held in place with plastic trays (CD flexitrays) which are glued into the digipak.
CD DigiPacks are especially popular in the music industry for CD albums as well as multiple CD disc sets. CD Digipaks give a product an expensive professional look and feel – especially when well designed CD artwork is combined with clever use of specialist print finishing options such as Matt Lamination, Spot UV or Embossing. (All of these options are listed in the ‘Additional Options’ Section of our Advanced Quote Page -along with an explanation and sample image for each finish).
CD Digipaks were originally only seen as limited edition or specialist CD products however improvements in CD production and CD packaging printing techniques has meant that this sleek CD packaging solution is now available at much lower quantities and at much lower prices.
CD Digipacks are made out of card stock (with recycled card options available). The most common CD Digipaks is the 4 panel Digipak which opens like a book. However 6 panel CD Dipipaks are also very popular, providing a larger canvas for CD artwork and text information about the CD. 8 panel and even 10 panel CD Digipaks are also available. In fact, being made from cardboard stock, the number of panels, CD trays and CD booklets mean that CD Digipak combinations almost infinite – such versatility makes it is easy to see how the CD DigiPak has become such a popular CD packaging solution.
Unlike CD Jewel Cases Digipak-style packaging is made from cardboard and as such can be considered less resistant to wear than CD jewel cases. Disc Factory minimise this issue by applying a protective gloss or matt varnish to all our CD Digipak packaging as standard, however we strongly recommend our matt lamination finish (a process in which we add a thin transparent plastic film to the surface of card packaging) as this extra plastic coating gives the CD Digipak even more rigidity, providing not only increased longevity, but also making the treated surfaces water resistant too. Matt Lamination also has the added benefit of giving the finished surface of the digipak a soft “satin” finish that is really smooth to the touch.
Disc Factory also offers DVD DigiPaks. These are constructed in exactly the same was as a CD DigiPak but whereas the CD DigiPak has the dimensions of a standard CD case the DVD DigiPack is a similar size to a normal amaray style DVD case. Should you prefer we can of course package your CD project in DVD DigiPaks or vice-versa if required.
Environmental concerns have become a priority for consumers, businesses and governments alike. As a ecologically responsible manufacture of CD Digipaks, Disc Factory uses only sustainable material for the cardboard stock, as well as offering a recycled card stock solution too.
We also offer a Paperfoam Tray for our Digipak packaging which replaces the plastic flexitrays with a 100% biodegradable tray made completed out of natural resources. Potato starch is used as a raw material and because these are natural resources, the CO2 emission is much lower compared to other plastic tray options – in fact PaperFoam CD packaging has an 85% lower carbon footprint compared to traditional plastic CD packaging.
The CD DigiPak is made from 300gsm card which can be printed to in CMYK Litho or Spot colour screen print. There are finishing options for matt or gloss varnish, matt lamination, spot UV, embossing and cello-wrapping and the CD DigiPak can also be combined with a cardboard outer Slip Case or O-Card.
Another advantage with the Digipak is that it can be made from recycled card and producing the pack uses much less plastic, therefore reducing your carbon footprint allowing you to have an exclusive yet eco friendly product.
Here are a list of our most commonly requested CD DigiPak Templates. If you don’t see what you need just give us a call on 01425 477 445 and one of our Customer Representatives will be able to assist you.
CD DigiPak Artwork Templates
If you are looking to add a booklet to one of our many CD DigiPak Solutions that house additional paper booklets in CD DigiPak pockets and sleeves then you will likely need one of the following CD Booklet Templates:
Please note all templates and artwork specifications can be found in our Artwork Templates section.