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Belly Bands in all shapes and sizes. From SLB Printing in Los Angeles

Packaging Sleeves

  • Same Day Printing Options
  • Short run sheet sizes up to 13″ x 35″
  • Card stocks and paper stocks available
  • Glossy, matte (silk) and uncoated finishes
  • Specialty Dark Card Stocks
  • White Ink Printing on Dark Card Stocks
How to Order

What you can do with Packaging Sleeves?

Packaging Sleeves are a convenient and visually pleasing way to instantly convey the identity of your brand in print.  These high visibility sleeves help create a higher sense of luxury and style than just simply shrink-wrapping with plastic. When you are searching for a short run printing service to produce your custom packaging sleeves in Los Angeles, you’ll appreciate the variety of paper and size options that SLB Printing offers. Call SLB Printing today to meet your on demand, short run packaging sleeve printing needs!

Advantages of Packaging Sleeves / Product Sleeve

When you are truly looking to have your product stand out, packaging sleeves (also known as belly bands, paper sleeve packaging or product sleeves) are what is being used.  Major marketing firms, Corporate Gift Designers and Advertising Agencies just love this product! It’s such an uncomplicated idea that can require very little sleeve packaging design work to be successful. Brand awareness is the main point when using packaging sleeves. A simple logo with a catch phrase will suffice.  When thinking of ways to “Keep it Simple”, product sleeves are simply GREAT!  So ditch the plastic wrap and start exploring sustainable and recyclable ideas like packaging sleeves.

Check out our YouTube video of an actual product sleeve as it’s running through the press at our facility in Los Angeles.

Size & Paper Options:

Sizes:  Start with a width as small as 2” or 3” and we can wrap around your box with paper up to 40” long.  You’ll need to measure all 4 sides of your box in order to determine the best size for your belly band, packaging sleeve.

Stocks: Everything from 100# text stocks up to 17.5 pt extra heavy cardstock.  We even have Epic Black 100# Classic Crest Cover that can be printed with white ink. Have you ever seen full color images on solid black stock?  We also have reds, blues, gray and brown cover stocks available if you have a little extra time.

White ink printing on 100# Classic Crest Epic Black cover stock. From SLB Printing in Los Angeles

Definition: Packaging Sleeves Explained

A package sleeve is a printed piece of text weight or card stock paper that wraps around a box or package creating the sleeve.  This sleeve acts like a seal around the product.  It also has the added benefit of adding brand identity along with other useful information about the product inside. When it comes to extra long belly band packaging sleeves, the equipment at SLB Printing is capable of printing a sleeve up to 40” long. This capability provides you with an incredibly wide range of size options for your packaging sleeves.  Other terms used to for packaging sleeves include paper sleeve packaging and box belly bands.

The design options are limitless.  Also, another important design factor to consider is how the packaging sleeve adds a second dimension to the product.  If designed properly the package can take on a two tone effect with the sleeve providing a contrasting color to the package it’s wrapping around.  Design features like these are why luxury designers, event planners and promotional gift companies use this as their go to “belly band” product to seal the deal for special packaging jobs.

Belly Bands demonstrates the versatility in print offered at SLB Printing in Los Angeles

The Process of Printing a Package Sleeve:

The digital printing process for product sleeve printing is really very straightforward. The page size is set, the paper is loaded and the job completes rather quickly. After printing the sleeves go into the bindery for scoring, final trimming and if requested, double side tape is added to finish off the process.  Digital printing allows for ultra low run quantities, even as few as 1 or 2.

If there is a need for higher quantities of custom packaging sleeves, digital printing is still a good choice for runs up to 1,000 pieces. Projects with larger quantities can be run on our offset equipment again with sizes accommodating 40” lengths.

Belly Band / Packaging Sleeves – Quotes and Orders:

For a custom printing quote for Product Sleeve printing call our Los Angeles print shop: 310.558.4752 or email  You can upload your artwork files, up to 20 mb, to our email.  For larger files, please use a file transfer service or a dropbox.  We recommend WeTransfer for large file transfer needs.

Check out our YouTube Channel for more information on setting up files when printing marketing materials like brochures. We know how tricky it can be to design a print ready file. When submitting your file to our pre-press staff, full color pages should be in CMYK format, images should be at least 300 dpi, and should have a minimum 1/8″ bleed (see videos).

Packaging Sleeve / Belly Band Packaging Sizes:

Common sizes for belly bands are 3.5″ wide up to 13″ wide x up to 40″ long

Smaller sizes and custom sizes available with both digital or offset production.

Double sided tape closure options available


Paper Type

  • Cover stocks up to 17.5 pt
  • 100# gloss text or 100# gloss cover
  • Specialty Dark Covers (special order only)
  • Matte (Silk) options available in 100# and 130# cover.
  • Uncoated cover stocks available in 80#, 100# or 120#
  • Text weights available too


  • Available for pick up before 5:00 p.m. daily.
  • Shipping by Fed-Ex (ground, 2 day or next day.  Saturday delivery where available.)
  • Shipping by common courier
  • Shipping by messenger
  • Shipping by SLB delivery truck.


Standard Production: Digitally printed product sleeves in various sizes are completed in 2 – 3 work days permitting the availability of the stock.  Bindery options may add an additional 1-2 work days to your production time. Offset printed product sleeves are produced in 5 to 7 work days

Same Day Production: When available on digitally produced projects, press ready artwork received and approved by 10 a.m. will be ready for pick up by 5 p.m. the same day.  All Same Day jobs ready to print after 10 a.m. will be ready for pick up the next work day by 4 p.m.  Specialty dark covers are not available for same day production.

RUSH Production: When available on digitally produced projects, press ready artwork received and approved in the store can be ready in 3 to 5 hours. (rush charges applicable)

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