Common CD Packaging Options
2 Panel Cardboard Sleeves
2 panel cardboard sleeves or mini-jackets are printed on white cardboard and then die cut and glued - they're like a mini record jacket. The CD slides in from the side.
Pictured: Mikey & The Reelers 2 panel cardboard sleeve with 3-color disc print
Pictured: Mike Stevens 2 panel sleeve and full-colour offset-printed CD
4 Panel Cardboard Sleeves
Pictured: Emeline Michel (2013) 4 panel sleeve, offset-printed CD, and additional 32 page full-colour booklet.
4 Panel Digipaks
Pictured: Emeline Michel CD Digipak with black tray (2001)
Pictured: Dani Nash & Melleefresh vs. Deadmau5 CD Digipaks
6 Panel Digipaks
The classic jewel box is still a cost-effective and popular option. Includes a front CD cover or booklet as well as a traycard which goes behind the CD. The paper printing is full colour everywhere (ie 4/4 or recto-verso printing).