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CD Jewel Cases
Jewel Cases for CDs are sometimes referred to as CD Jewel boxes. The outer box is always clear and manufactured out of a hard plastic. The inner tray is available in a variety of colors, with the most popular being black trays, white trays and clear trays.
Standard music jewel cases are 5 9/16" wide, 4 7/8" tall and have a spine width of 3/8". The jewel case is designed to hold a front printed piece (which can have multiple configurations) and a traycard (the insert that sits underneath the tray in the case and wraps around to both spines). The standard jewel case can be easily adapted to hold 2 discs by replacing the standard single tray with a swing-tray that holds one disc on the front and a second disc on the back.
The front insert of the jewel box can be designed to a number of standard styles / templates, such as a 1 –panel / 2page insert, a variety of different folder styles and even booklets.

The traycard (sometimes called a Tray Liner, or Tray insert) is inserted underneath the tray that holds the CD. It can be printed one side (if using a black or white tray) or it can be clear (if printing on both sides of the traycard). Because the traycard sits below the CD, the Consumer typically never handles it. It is essentially trapped under the tray.

Multi-disc Jewel Cases
To Accommodate multi-disc box sets, Microforum offers jewel cases in Multi-disc formats (also known as Quad Cases, or Fat Packs). Multi-disc Jewel Cases can accommodate anywhere from 2 discs to 6 discs per case (i.e. up to 7.5 hours of music in one fat pack jewel case!). These multi-disc jewel cases are just under 1" thick, so they are approx 2.5 times the width of a standard regular jewel case.
Multi-disc Jewel Cases

Slipcases and O-Cards for Jewel Boxes
To add additional marketing appeal to your CD project, we offer Cardboard cases which can slip over your jewel case. These slip cases can also be made to fit multiple jewel cases to produce a "box set" or can be designed to fit over a multi-disc jewel case. Cardboard Slipcases and O-cards can be used to make your CD stand out from the crowd.
An O-Card (sometimes called an O-case, or O-slip case) gets its name from its top profile. It is open like a tube and the jewel case would slide right into the opening, covering the front, the back and the spines of the cases. The O-Case would be open on the top and on the bottom, so the jewel case can slide in and out. A Slip Case is similar to an O-Case, except at least one of the two ends of the case is closed with a flap.
Slipcases and O-Cards are typically made of Cardboard that is coated on one side (i.e. the side being printed on). The Cardboard allows more creative leverage to add elements to the design that would otherwise not be possible, such as Embossing, Foil Stamping, and High UV Glosses to achieve a unique product look. Primarily though, these cases are used for Box-sets and Special Musical Compilations that contain multiple discs.
Multi-disc Jewel Cases

For more information about CD Jewel Case Packaging, please request a quote, contact us at services@microforum.ca or call us at 1.800.465.CDCD (2323).
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