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.

 

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.

To avoid delays or art modification fees, include bleed.

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

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Photoshop

cassette j-card

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

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Photoshop

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

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JP3

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

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JP4

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

.pdf

JP5

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

.pdf

Contact us

j-card plus 4 panels
J-CARD for POLY CASE These need to be a little shorter with a front cover of 4" x 2.5" instead of 4" x 2.56"    
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 Come back soon for templates    

 

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)

Photoshop PSD

 

 

DOUBLE SIDE BY SIDE BOX*

*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

Outside
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PSD

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

Inside
Photoshop
PSD

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

Outside
Photoshop PSD

 

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

Inside Photoshop
PSD

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

TRIPLE CASSETTE BOX

JP0-3SBS J-Card for triple cassette box

Outside PDF

Inside PDF

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

 

O-CARDS

 

O-CARD 

NEW VERSION
This template is tighter than the old version

Cassette O-Card (Cassingle)

 

 

PDF

For inkjet you must leave a 1/8" white margin

cassette o card
O-CARD 

OLD VERSION

This is the preferred version, however it can be loose with some casettes.
Use with old stock flats and current chipboard flats.

Cassette O-Card (Cassingle)

 

Inkjet version pdf

.pdf

Tall layout PDF

cassette o card
O-CARD-CASSBOX 

Cassette O-Card to wrap around the Norelco cassette case,

 

PDF

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

CASS-OBI-STRIP

Vertical Obi Strip to wrap around the cassette case.

 

PDF

       

 

 

 

Pad print 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 1200 PIXELS PER INCH. THEY WILL BE CONVERTED TO MONOCHROME BITMAP FORMAT (YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND DO THAT YOURSELF IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCESS - IN PHOTOSHOP: Image->Mode->Bitmap).
YOU CAN ALSO SUPPLY VECTOR PDF OR ILLUSTRATOR FILES.

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 cassettes with flat print area
Use black to represent the ink colour
Pad print template for opaque coloured cassettes
Cassette face pad-print for opaque color cassettes
These cassettes have a raised area around the center
Use black to represent the ink colour

 

PAPER LABELS FOR AUDIO CASSETTES

 CASS-LABELA

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
Photoshop
PDF
PNG

12-up Sheet
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.pdf
PNG
Word

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
Photoshop
JPG

12-up Sheet
Photoshop
.pdf
Word

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.

1-up

PDF
PNG

12-up Sheet
PDF
PNG
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. pdf audio cassette 4-up perforated J-Cards

Slipcases

SLIPCASE2CASS Slipcase for 2 Norelco cases PDF
SLIPCASE2CASSTH Slipcase for 2 Norelco cases, with thumbholes PDF Thumboles on top and bottom makes it easy to slide the cases out
SLIPCASE3CASS Slipcase for 3 Norelco cases    
SLIPCASE3CASSTH Slipcase for 3 Norelco cases with thumbholes    
SLIPCASE4CASS Slipcase for 4 Norelco cases    
SLIPCASE4CASSTH Slipcase for 4 Norelco cases with thumbholes