Audio Cassette Templates

Artwork for print must be a resolution of at least 300 pixels per inch.
All paper print items require a bleed of 1/8" (approx 3mm) unless noted.
Always leave a safety margin of 1/8" from the edge of the paper to important text or visuals - otherwise there is a risk of it getting cut off.
It doesn't really matter if you supply RGB or CMYK files for short-run jobs of under 500... HOWEVER it is not possible to print all RGB colours on a CMYK printer. Use the Photoshop Gamut warning and proofing features to anticipate colour changes.

Note for Photoshop users: When you import a PDF

select Crop to: Bleed Box

photoshop import pdf crop to bleed box

Make sure your resolution is set to 300 pixels per inch

Place your artwork in a separate layer

Our J-Cards are printed full-bleed, then cut, scored and folded.

Jump to a template:

J-CardsU-CardsO-CardsPad Print & EtchingEngraved Cassette CasesLabel StickersVinyl AlbumsPoly double Cases Double Cassette BoxesTriple Cassette BoxesObi-Strips4-Up J-card BlanksSlipcasesMaltese Cross Boxes

 

CASSETTE J-CARD PRINTING

A J-card is shaped like a J with a front, spine, and back flap. Some people have been calling this a "3 panel J-Card".

We use the terms J plus X panels. A JP0 is a J-card. JP1 is a J-card plus one additional panel. A JP5 is a J-card with five additional panels.

PRINTING, CREASING AND FOLDING CASSETTE J-CARDS

Our J-Cards are printed full bleed, then creased and folded so the spine sits flat in the case.

What is full bleed printing?

This means your want your artwork to extend to the edge of the trimmed page, so you must include a bleed in your artwork extending past the trim lines. If you don't include a bleed, two of the four edges will have an amateur-looking white margin after cutting. Also, if you put important words or art too close to the trim line, it may get cut off, so you should use a safety margin of 1/8" or 3mm.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR AMERICAN CUSTOMERS

Cassette orders should include text that reads 'Made in Canada' or 'Manufactured in Canada' on the J-card artwork in order to safely cross the border. The country of origin should be declared on the artwork otherwise you run the risk of the package being held at the border or returned to the manufacturer.

To avoid delays or art modification fees, include bleed.

If using PDF templates, send two files: one with template lines showing, and one without.

Code
Cassette cover style
Downloads
Preview
JP0
Audio Cassette "3 panel" J-Card

Don't forget to extend your art all the way to the edge of the bleed area, and use a safety margin of 1/8" or 3mm

PDF / PSD

cassette j-card

JP1
Audio Cassette J-Card with 1 extra panel aka "4 panel"

.pdf

Photoshop

JP2
Audio Cassette J-Card with 2 extra panels aka "5 panel"
Roll fold

PDF / PSD

JP3

Audio Cassette J-Card with 3 extra panels aka "6 panel"
Roll fold

PDF / PSD

JP4

Audio Cassette J-Card with 4 extra panels aka "7 panel"
Roll fold

PDF / PSD

JP5

Audio Cassette J-Card with 5 extra panels aka "8 panel"
Roll fold

PDF / PSD

j-card plus 4 panels
JP6

Audio Cassette J-Card with 6 extra panels
Roll fold

PDF / PSD

j-card plus 4 panels
JP7

Audio Cassette J-Card with 7 extra panels
Roll fold

PDF / PSD

j-card plus 4 panels
JP8

Audio Cassette J-Card with 8 extra panels
Roll fold

PDF / PSD

j-card plus 4 panels
JP9

Audio Cassette J-Card with 9 extra panels
Roll fold

.pdf

j-card plus 4 panels
       
       
       
       
J-CARD for POLY CASE Audio cassette "3-panel" JP0 J-card for Poly Case

.pdf

 
JP6 to JP9 Contact us for a quote and templates of larger J-Card formats    
J-Card Posters Available by special request. To make your own simply double the height of the template.    

CASSETTE U-CARDS

A U-card is shaped like a U. The back panel covers the entire back of the cassette case. You must use cassette boxes which have no hub lock posts, otherwise the U-Cards need die-cutting or drilling to make a hole that fits over the posts.

 

U-Cards

Audio Cassette U-Card NO holes

By default we will use the NO-POST cases and will not drill the holes. We suggest you use hub locks to avoid having the tape coming loose on the hubs.

PDF / PSD

U-card for cassette

 

VINYL ALBUM FOR ONE CASSETTE

ALBUM1CASS-C Trapsheet for one-cassette vinyl album
Use the same template for both sides of the trapsheet

Dims: 9.25" wide by 6.625" high (final size to be confirmed)

PDF/PSD

VINYLALBUM-INSERT Inserts for Vinyl Album
1-Panel
2-Panel
3-Panel
4-Panel
Vinyl Album for Cassette insert

 

POLYPROPYLENE CASE FOR TWO CASSETTES

CB-2W-PPFS
CB-2B-PPFS
Trapsheet for double polypropylene cassette case
PDF

PSD

  O-Card for the double polypropylene cases
we can do this!
   

 

 

DOUBLE SIDE BY SIDE CASE*

*If you're printing your own J-Cards make a test sample before cutting all your cards

Don't forget to extend your art all the way to the edge of the bleed area, and use a safety margin of 1/8" or 3mm

JP0-2SBS J-Card for double box
Outside

PSD
PDF
TIF

j card for double side by side cassette box
JP0-2SBS J-Card for double box
(Inside)

PSD
PDF
TIF

j card inside template for double side by side norelco cassette case
JP1-2SBS J-Card plus one extra panel for double box
Outside

PSD
PDF
TIF

 

j card with one extra panel for double sidebyside box
JP1-2SBS J-Card plus one extra panel for double box
Inside

PSD
PDF
TIF

j card plus one extra panel for double side by side box, inside
  O-Card for double norelco case
We can do this!
   

TRIPLE CASSETTE CASE

JP0-3SBS

J-Card for triple cassette box

We can also make O-Cards for this triple case

Outside PDF

Inside PDF

j card plus one extra panel for double side by side box, inside

 

O-CARDS

 

O-CARD 

 

Cassette O-Card (Cassingle)

 

O-card layout PDF/PSD

cassette o card
O-CARD-CASSBOX 

Cassette O-Card to wrap around the Norelco cassette case

 

PDF/PSD

OBI STRIPS

Obi strips are cardstock wrappers to wrap around the cassette case.

CASS-OBI-STRIP

Horizontal Obi Strip to wrap around the cassette case.

 

PDF/PSD

CASS-OBI-STRIP

Vertical Obi Strip to wrap around the cassette case.

 

PDF/PSD

       

 

 

 

Pad Print and Etching templates for audio cassettes

Our pad printing offers high resolution printing with opaque inks, allowing you a lot of creative flexibility. We can do reverse fills or fine details (but not really both at the same time). We can also do halftones. Look around on our gallery and blogs for examples. Some of the jobs we do become collector's items partly due to the artistic on-cassette printing. Our new pad printer allows us to do 2 colour printing - send us your art for a quote on 2 colour printing. These templates are also used for our etching services.

THESE TEMPLATES ARE 1000 PIXELS PER INCH. THEY WILL BE CONVERTED TO MONOCHROME BITMAP FORMAT.
YOU CAN ALSO SUPPLY VECTOR PDF OR ILLUSTRATOR FILES.

ALL ARTWORK AND TEXT MUST BE AT LEAST 6 PIXELS BY 6 PIXELS THICK TO ENSURE PRINT WILL APPEAR.
EMPTY SPACE BETWEEN TEXT/ARTWORK MUST BE AT LEAST 5 PIXELS BY 5 PIXELS THICK TO ENSURE INK WILL NOT RUN AND FILL UP EMPTY SPACE.

low res cassette pad print template

Note that the slipsheet usually sits a bit low leaving a clear gap at the top.

Cassette face pad-print
Clear and Opaque cassettes with flat print area
The artwork must be black regardless of chosen ink colour.

For high quality and fine lines we strongly recommend submitting vector artwork.

The submitted art should be within the standard print area. We can print beyond the standard area for an extra fee.

Pad print template for white matte cassettes
Cassette face pad-print for flat white matte cassettes
These cassettes do not have a raised centre or edges, allowing for edge-to-edge artwork without disruption.
The artwork must be black regardless of chosen ink colour.

Edge-to-edge printing can be done for an additional fee. Vector artwork is strongly recommended for fine lines and higher quality.

 

PAPER LABELS FOR AUDIO CASSETTES

Do not use these templates for pad print artwork

 STANDARD WHITE / HIGH GLOSS
CASSLABELA

Cassette paper label with high quality smooth white surface for laser and inkjet printing

Our cassette labels allow full-bleed printing - that means you can print a photo background that bleeds off the edges of the label

Submit your 1-up artwork sized exactly 1088 x 525 pixels which is including the bleed area and please do not embed the template into your artwork.

Compatible with most cassettes

1-up
PDF/PSD

12-up Sheet
Photoshop
.pdf
PNG

cassette paper label template
 CASS-LABEL
CASS-LABKRAFT
CASS-LABCLEAR
CASS-LABCLEARINKJET
CASS-LABBLOCKOUT
CASS-LABWGLASER
CASS-LABWGINKJET
CASS-LABGOLDFOIL
CASS-LABSILVFOIL
CASS-LABPINKFLUO

Cassette paper label with square bottom corners, but no bleed area on top and bottom. Since the labels are touching, art from the label below will probably creep onto the label above, or vice versa. You should not use photo or art backgrounds with these labels, or only use solid color backgrounds.

Submit your 1-up artwork sized exactly 1088 x 497 pixels which is including the bleed area on left and right sides, and please do not embed the template into your artwork (unless you want it to print).

1-up
PSD/PDF

12-up Sheet
Photoshop
.pdf

cass-label 1-up template
 CL4RC

Cassette paper label with four rounded corners. Includes a standard matte paper stock for laser and inkjet printing

These labels allow full-bleed printing - that means you can print a photo background that bleeds off the edges of the label

Submit your 1-up artwork sized exactly 1089 x 522 pixels which is including the bleed area and please do not embed the template into your artwork.

Standard

PDF / PSD


Glossy

PDF / PSD

4-Up J-Cards Blanks

J-CARD4UP-BLEED These are perforated sheets of 4 J-Cards. This style allows bleed on 2 sides. Your J-Cards will have perforated edges and folds.
available in various colors.
pdf audio cassette 4-up perforated J-Cards

SLIPCASES

SLIPCASE1CASS Slipcase for 1 Norelco case PDF / PSD
SLIPCASE2CASS Slipcase for 2 Norelco cases PDF / PSD
SLIPCASE3CASS Slipcase for 3 Norelco cases PDF / PSD
SLIPCASE4CASS Slipcase for 4 Norelco cases PDF / PSD
SLIPCASE5CASS Slipcase for 5 Norelco cases with double wall PDF
5 cassette slipcase

Maltese Cross

  Template for Maltese Cross cassette boxes

PDF

Laser Engraving on Norelco Case

  Template for engraving the front of the Norelco cassette box

PDF

PSD

We do all print and die-cutting inhouse. Contact us for any special projects!