Do these things even exist?
July 23, 2006 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find CD Sleeves like these in the real world? They're super-easy to find online, but I'm on a bit of a time crunch, and I'm not dying to pay overnight shipping.

Okay, so I'm having a short-run of CDs made, and the sleeves need to go to the printer as soon as possible. I've looked at Office Depot, Staples, Best Buy, a few different record stores, Target, and god knows where else. Are there even stores in the real world that would stock these? I thought about trying to contact a cd duplicator and seeing if they'd sell me some, but it's the weekend and only retail places are open right now.

I'm in the DC area, if that's of any use.
posted by god hates math to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
 
Have you spoken with your printer? They might be able to diecut them in house (it's not a very complex die) or have a source.
posted by nathan_teske at 3:22 PM on July 23, 2006


Is there a problem using a sleeve which has a cellophane window? If not, Office Depot sells packages of 50 as item #560-941.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 3:23 PM on July 23, 2006


Here's the thing about the printing - it's letterpress being done by an individual. So, less a "printing operation" and more "some kid in art school."

As for the cellophane window, no dice. I designed the front and back with these paperboard sleeves in mind, and there's design on both sides. The plan is for these to have a semi-crafty handmade look, and that just doesn't work with any windowed sleeves.
posted by god hates math at 3:30 PM on July 23, 2006


Try large art supply (or even craft) houses. As you suggested, creative types need a source for mailing CDs to clients and potential employers. Also try checking the yellow pages for "paper products" or "paper supply."

I'm afraid Sunday is not your friend for such a search....
posted by rob511 at 3:38 PM on July 23, 2006


I've never seen them sold, but they're often used as mailers for magazines w/ poly bags. You could try calling a post office or UPS Store.
posted by evil holiday magic at 3:40 PM on July 23, 2006


Perhaps FedEx-Kinkos? As mentioned above, I only see the windowed sleeves online at Office Depot but I assume you checked there as well?
posted by freudianslipper at 5:06 PM on July 23, 2006


I personally have purchased those sleeves in boxes of 200 sleeves each from my local Sams Club.
posted by atlman at 7:05 PM on July 23, 2006


I've gotten these at Sam's Club, Staples, Office Depot, and my local grocery store.
posted by xyzzy at 11:31 AM on July 24, 2006


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