It doesn’t matter what type of DVD or CD case you use, right?
In most cases, the DVD or CD case is more important than the actual CD label itself, particularly in the consumer markets. So which CD or DVD case is best for your company? There are several different options and we will cover all of them to make sure you are using the right type.
CD cases tend to be smaller than DVD cases. They are almost the same size as the CD inside.
What types of CD cases are there?
These cases are said to pick up light like jewels, as they are transparent plastic, fitted with two arms that support the lid. They are the most common types of CD cases and allow for a small leaflet to be inserted in the front and back.
Pros: Strong protection, aesthetically pleasing, allows inserts and offers different variations that hold more CDs
Cons: Teeth and arms are prone to breaking, which render the holder useless. They are not environmentally friendly and they are bulkier than other case options.
A simple sleeve saves the most space out of any CD storage option. They are made from a thin plastic called ‘tyvek’ or paper.
Pros: The tyvek sleeves protect from water and spills, while the paper sleeves are environmentally friendly.
Cons: The paper sleeves don’t protect from condensation or spills. Both the paper and tyvek sleeves do not protect the CDs from getting snapped or crushed.
- Soft or Green case – most eco-friendly option, made from recycled discs and known for opaque quality
- Digipack – only one component of plastic
- Jake case – origami-like
- WowWallet – FCC approved paper and cardboard
DVD cases are typically the size of a thin, A5 book in order to fit small booklets and extra information inside the case.
Most DVDs are encased in book-sized plastic boxes called Keep Cases. The front allows for a small cover to be inserted and the plastic is usually made from black plastic.
Pros: Strong, durable, allows for booklets and information to be slid into teeth and plastic covering.
Cons: They are not environmentally friendly and are expensive.
When it comes to bulk packaging, CDs and DVDs are both packed in Cake Boxes. A Cake Box piles discs on a spindle, with one large cylindrical plastic cover to protect them all.
However some of the cheaper CDs can also come in Blister Packs. Only blank discs are sold in this manner and it is advisable to at least buy sleeves to protect discs with information on them.
Hopefully this article proved useful for choosing your CD and DVD case needs. If you have any questions feel free to ask us!