July 02, 2016

"Don't judge a book by it's cover...Don't judge a book by it's cover...Don't, ah forget it "

We all do it and that's why picking the right product is so important. We always tell people you have 2 considerations:

1. The first and most important thing, make sure whatever you choose "speaks to you."
This product will ultimately represent you, all your hard work and embody everything you are trying to accomplish. Do your best to listen to your gut and select the package that helps tell your story the best.

2. Now all that being said, try to be practical.
You might want to do a 6 panel CD digipak with a poster fold but it might not be in the budget or you might be stepping on a plane and can only fit 10 DVD Cases, whereas you could bring 50 sleeves!

Here are a few questions you should ask yourself to try and figure out what you're trying to accomplish.

What's the purpose of what I'm doing? Will I be giving them away or selling them?

If you're giving them away, you may want to look at our budget packaging versus if you are selling them, this may increase your budget. You're more likely to make a sale if you step up your packaging, this shows your potential customer that you are taking things seriously and in turn they should take you seriously.

Will I be mailing them out?

If you are thinking of mailing the discs out then you might want to consider staying away from some of the rigid plastic packaging. The reason being is that jewel cases if they aren't properly packaged can break in the mail and padded envelopes add to your shipping costs. Why not consider board packaging like the 2 or 4 Panel Sleeves. They're look great, they give your discs the support they need, they weigh less and they won't break in the mail!

What's my budget?

Needless to say, you are the only one who can answer this question. We'd love to go all out and give you the biggest fanciest package we have but if you're working with a 100$ budget we'll have to get creative to make the simple packaging stand out. Oh, but don't worry we've done this before, maybe you've heard of Drake? 

Who is going to receive them?

Making CDs is great but if you're audience doesn't have a CD player then it might not be the best choice. That's why we offer USB keys and download cards!

In conclusion, take some time, surf our website and think about how good you're going to feel when it's all done and you're opening and touching your product for the first time. That's our favorite part, seeing how happy you are!

Artwork Templates

Artwork Design Templates:

Before submitting your files, your artwork must conform to our templates. The templates below will help you prepare your artwork and ensure the sizes are correct. When your files are complete, upload them by Clicking Here. Should you have any questions, please refer to our Artwork FAQ section or contact our art department by emailing: art@trainrec.com. After all, we are here to help!

CD & DVD Disc Templates

CD Duplication

CD / DVD 22mm

Full Colour Disc Face

CD Duplication

CD / DVD 39mm

Black Text on Silver Discs

CD Digipaks

4 Panel CD Digipak

6 Panel CD Digipak Tray on Right

6 Panel CD Digipak

Tray on right side

6 Panel CD Digipak

Tray Centered

 CD / DVD Sleeves

2 Panel CD Sleeves

2 Panel Sleeve

4 Panel Sleeve


6 Panel Sleeve

 CD Inserts

1 Panel Insert

1 Panel Insert

2 Panel Insert

2 Panel Insert

3 Panel Insert

3 Panel Insert

CD Stapled Booklets

8 Page CD Booklet

8 Page Booklet

12 Page CD Booklet

12 Page Booklet

16 Page CD Booklet

16 Page Booklet

CD Tray Card

CD Tray Card

CD Tray Card

DVD Covers (Trap sheets)

DVD Cover Standard 14mm

DVD Cover

Standard 14mm

DVD Cover Slim 7mm

DVD Cover

Slim 7mm

DVD Trap Sheet Fat

DVD Cover
Multi Disc
"Fat Pack" 22mm

DVD Digipaks

4 Panel DVD Digipak

4 Panel DVD Digipak

6 Panel DVD Digipak

6 Panel DVD Digipak


Vinyl Record Center Labels

12" Vinyl Record Center Label

12" Vinyl Record
Center Label


12" Vinyl Record Center Label

7" Vinyl Record
Center Label



Vinyl Record Jackets Vinyl record jacket

12" Vinyl Record Jacket
without Spine

Vinyl record jacket

12" Vinyl Record Jacket
with Spine

7 inch Vinyl Jacket Template

7" Vinyl Record Jacket

Vinyl Record
Gatefold Jackets
12" Vinyl Record Gatefold Jacket

12" Vinyl Record Jacket
4 Panel Gatefold