Free and Simple DIY CD or DVD
Mailer Envelope

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As much as it seems we've reached the post-media era, there are still instances where a burned CD or DVD can come in handy, especially when sending files to older relatives who still prefer having something in their hands to keep rather than downloadable links and all that mumbo-jumbo. Here's a helpful template for mailing optical media thru the mail...

Aussie architect and designer, Jos, was so kind to share his CD/DVD PDF template for the post.

This is a simple envelope for holding a single CD or DVD. PDFs for the envelope and two variations (mailer and sleeve) are available for download below.
  • The PDFs are sized for ISO A3 paper (420 × 297 mm), and should be printed at 100% i.e. scaling should be turned off when printing.
  • The closest American paper size is Ledger (432 × 279 mm / 17 × 11 "). Once again, make sure that scaling is disabled.
  • Check the included dimension after printing if unsure whether the template has been printed at the correct scale.

The simplest way to make it is to print the template directly onto card stock, and then cut and score the card as indicated. Scoring can be done by running a corner of a metal ruler or similar implement along the edge of another ruler. Once that has been done, fold the flaps inwards, and stick the back face down with glue or, better still, with double-sided tape.

Three templates available, one with a tuck-in flap, one without, and another with a with a tapered flap for sealing the package. Free downloadable templates here.

(Image: Jos)