Originally, obi-strips were part of wrapping for CDs imported into Japan and contained Japanese translations. Later they became a standard part of CD artwork, and label infos and barcodes were placed there. They were meant to be disposable, and lots of them were gone, but now its presence can essentially increase a release's price on the collectors' market. Width of the strip can slightly differ from the template presented here.
- Color scheme: CMYK.
- Preferred resolution 300 dpi or more.
- Fonts should be embedded - rasterized or outlined.
- Trim and folding marks must be vector lines placed in separate layer. In case you don't know how to do this, just delete those lines.
- Bleed area should be 3 mm each side.
- Text and significant elements should be placed at least 2 mm inside the cut line.
- Preferable file format is PDF.