The CD Digipaks

If you’re looking to make a fantastic first impression when you deliver or hand someone a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc with your content on, you’ll be able to make a much bigger splash using Digipacks than you’d ever be able to with traditional (and, if we are being honest, boring and brittle) jewel cases.

First really hitting the scene and then exploding into popularity during the early 2000s, Digipack style cases were all the rage amongst professional record labels and street-level recording artists alike throughout this decade.

Produced utilizing paperboard or card stock material, with plastic trays capable of holding optical discs inside, these cases were immediately a lot more attractive – as well as a lot more interactive – than traditional plastic jewel cases that have a tendency to split apart with even the slightest bit of contact.

Later on, Digipacks usually were used for more premium releases of CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs. This kind of optical disc protection and casework lent itself to larger format production, giving companies and organizations the opportunity to produce more premium looking and feeling packaging with plenty of extra “real estate” available for content to be printed directly on the Digipacks themselves.

Today, printing and producing Digipacks as become a lot less expensive than it ever used to be in the past – and now most everyone has an opportunity to have these Digipacks produced for their optical discs, regardless of how they plan to share that physical content and media with others.

A lot of the print on demand operations (including the folks at Amazon via their CreateSpace imprint) offer Digipacks as an alternative to traditional jewel cases. The popularity of this kind of case is really storming back, right alongside the popularity of having physical media on hand rather than just storing everything in your smart phone or your mobile devices.

Digipacks are also being produced with a much heavier focus on environmental friendliness, too. Unlike in the past where the optical disc “docking” station was made out of plastic, today the same component that holds the disk in place is made almost entirely out of environmentally friendly materials with the same strength and durability of those plastics yesterday.

At the end of the day, if you’ve been looking for a way to make intermediate first impression that helps set your physical media apart from the rest of the pack, you need look no further than full-color, beautiful HD, and environmentally friendly Digipacks for all of your optical disc needs!


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