A quick and simple way of packaging a CD in an A4 piece of paper. The design keeps the CD clean and secure and uses no glue or fasteners, just folding. By Zero-waste Design.
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Step 1: What You Need

Take one CD and one sheet of A4 paper. This can be scrap paper or one printed with specific artwork (a template .pdf is provided to aid artwork production, but is not needed to construct the CD cover.)
<p>Good cover!<br>Instead marker can be used label printer - </p><p><a href="http://www.smartprintlab.com/products/cd-dvd-label-maker/" rel="nofollow">http://www.smartprintlab.com/products/cd-dvd-label-maker/</a></p>
I've been using this to reorganize my CDs that I've burned, since I'm too cheap to buy cases.<br> <br> I made a template in Publisher just a few days ago, and saved it into a few different formats. (jpeg, pdf, three publisher formats)<br> <br> http://dft.ba/-cdcasetemplatezip<br> <br> I love this method for keeping CDs, thanks for sharing,<br> and DFTBA.
I don't think I'd noticed it if you haven't said it :)<br />
Nice and simple. Perhaps a better way to close the CD case is in step 7 to introduce the front flap (the latest folded) into the pocket.
I really like it! Nice and simple and helpful!
Neat! But nothing special, I've been doing the same thing for a few years..
Good idea.. if someone has a band, you could print out 8 1/2*11 glossy posters and use them as CD cases. When you get a CD, you get a free poster!<br/><br/>BTW, does anyone know if you can add a sig to these things? I always just type mine out.<br/><br/>Alan the Great -- <a rel="nofollow" href="http://inflammablehamster.blogspot.com">http://inflammablehamster.blogspot.com</a><br/>
this works with 8 cm (half Size) disks, but you have to either cut away the slack or fold it over agin
Also check this.<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://kahuna.merrimack.edu/~thull/CDcase/cd.gif">An American CD Case</a><br/>
help a lot thanx
Lockable version, Titles readable, holds CD firmly, yet "re-usable". Note pop-up top flap. Also "unequal" fold on side allows for firm tuck in back 'one inside the other'...
cool origami.I've build several of these cd cover for my cds.nice job
excellent recycle of used printer paper! Thanks Roy, for a good instructable.
I prefer <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.papercdcase.com">http://www.papercdcase.com</a> - looks more professional<br/>
Great link! Thanks man!
Hey, that is cool. I guess the major difference is in the final stages - papercdcase.com design tucks into the pocket, whereas I think its a bit cleaner to leave it coming over the top. If I want something presentable, I normally leave out the final tabbed stages and put the case inside a plastic wallet. This way your artwork will be protected too. Also, there is something more satisfying experientially when opening the tabbed CD case, its like opening a present, imho. Its also less fiddly for the person opening. Closing is still a bit of a hassle though... I don't really see the point of folding back the wings in the papercdcase.com design. What does that do for the design?
I'm not sure which wings you are refering to. If you are referring to the wings on the bottom of the envelope, the purpose is to keep the envelope from coming undone in some instances. For example, if the top flap is open and you pick up the envelope from that top flap, without the wings the bottom part will unfold and dump the CD on the floor. With the wings, the flap is locked in place making it less likely (not impossible) to unfold and dump the CD. Over all it makes for a slightly stronger envelope. If you are referring to the flaps on the top flap, those are folded down to make it easier to insert the top flap into the bottom one.
I have since found a similar instructable by Instant Arcade at:<br/><a href="https://www.instructables.com/ex/i/5EF496EC0406102985CB001143E7E506/">https://www.instructables.com/ex/i/5EF496EC0406102985CB001143E7E506/</a><br/>

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