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CD Packaging: Ways to Add Oomph to CD Jewel Cases

CD Jewel cases are considered as passé —a thing of the past. Everyone today wants to release in digipaks and fancy packaging and if they do release in a CD jewel case, they often overcompensate in the CD artwork. But the jewel case is actually one kickass CD packaging if paired with a brilliant concept.

Here are some of the most creative ways you can turn a “boring” CD jewel case into a work of art.

1. Print directly on it.

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2. Put a freebie on the side.

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3. Slap on some stickers “no one gives a damn about this CD” route.

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4. Make the packaging catchy.

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We here at Unified are obsessed with beautiful CD packaging. We’ve been making creative releases since 2008 and lovely packaging has become an obsession of ours. We even have a Pinterest page dedicated to all things media packaging. If you want to make a really badass album with cool CD packaging, get a quote or shoot us an email.


James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.



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