Custom CD DVD Packaging
By Donald Prill
Designing and creating custom CD DVD
packaging solutions is a combination of Engineering, Design art, and
The first visual impression of a CD or DVD is the
element of graphic cover design and its unique packaging all created
specifically to attract customers. Great custom packaging not only protects the
media it will also attract more attention.
Quality packaging and design increases positive
potential customer expectations about the media and its data.
There are four important elements in most
custom CD DVD packaging solutions starting with the packaging concept, overall
design, packaging content and print application.
Concept and design are very important packaging
considerations; a graphic artist must interpret your ideas and create visual
graphics that will successfully deliver your message to the targeted
packaging content for a CD or DVD must be contained in a manner that safely
protects the media and provides a trouble free shipping package.
Some of the general design types used
today for CD DVD packaging.
- CD Jewel Cases: A common type
of CD DVD packaging. These are affordable 3-piece cases made of plastic.
They will protect your discs from accidental damage or loss.
- Dvd Clam Shell Cases: (Amaray cases) These are like
the slim line cases made entirely of plastic. They are space-saving,
durable, and are available in multiple colors.
- Paper Sleeves: Are printed with an open end. They are the most
affordable packaging of all and recyclable, they will protect your CDs and
DVDs from being scratched.
- CD DVD Wallet Mailers: Come in many designs
generally they have one end open with a fold over flap and are often known
as a self close-mailer.
- Folders used for presentation: The standard size presentation
folder is 9" x 12". produced from many different material from paper to plastic, can be 2 or 3 panel and
they are great when used to Wow customers and influence clients.
- Multi-CDs DVD Disc Cases: These cases are available in
many different materials and are designed for multiple CDs or DVDs. Best
used as a set or collection.
- Hybrid Packaging: –True custom packaging
solutions, unique and one of a kind packaging
incorporating both–off the
shelf and complete custom design, materials, quality finishes and
can reduce costs by utilizing one of the many pre-existing packaging Die-Templates.
The print application incorporates the use of
selected materials and processes that complete the final packaging element.
You have a full range of quality pre-press and post-press
production capabilities available to match your project requirements. Selecting
from state-of-the-art six color printing to protective film lamination in
gloss, matte and satin finishes to special effects like foil stamping, embossing/debossing
and die-cutting templates, the choice is yours.
The print application is the stage where you can create an
eye popping finished product.
Today, with the ever present considerations for
environmental issues the use of recycled paper packaging for covers is quickly replacing
most of the normal CD DVD packaging that is made of plastic.
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Donald Prill has 30 years providing and creating better ways to design custom packaging solutions that fit
comfortably within your budget.