Plastic DVD sleeves ? What do you think of these?

vbimport

#1

I stumbled upon these at Fry’s. They were cheap and I liked that I can see the whole disk when using these (so I can see all of the writing I’ve done on them). Any thoughts about long-term storage with these ?

http://teknmotion.com/Products/TMCLS100.php

Thanks.


#2

I never liked these plastic sleeves because a grain of dirt inside them can cause bad scratches. Special sleeves with soft inlay and plastic window would be IMHO a bit better.

Also, make sure they’re polypropylene or polyethylene and [U]not[/U] vinyl. Vinyl exhumes some chemicals that are not good for materials archival life. Ask any photographer about storing negatives.

Moomin


#3

So how can you tell if it is made of vinyl or polyproplyene? All dvd/cd case does not have any material ingridients listed


#4

I personally only use sleeves like this for temp stuff or if im giving something out. I dont think there ideal for any sort of long term storage. I do how ever have some stuff in these which are sitting uprit in a draw mainly do to the fact i have a newer version of whats on the disc.

Most here will say for long term storage use dvd or cd jewel case’s. I personally have wat too meny discs to do that i do how ever want to keep everything aslong as possible, so im in the process of putting discs in the DJ Style case. I do keep some stuff in cd jewel case’s. If how ever i burn something thats important then in will go in a case no question.


#5

I also would like to know :slight_smile:
I’ve used paper sleeves and they screwed DVDs (PIF/PIE wise) very badly
I “only” use full sized jewel cases to store DVD discs , it is the best way so far except for the fact that next year or so , I will not be able to live in my room because these cases are big :bigsmile:


#6

Too meny burnt disc’s, i know the feeling. Thats why i have changed to those DJ style case’s for most stuff.


#7

If it doesn’t say PP or PE or has recycle symbols with “4” or “5” you’re probably dealing with vinyl (recycle #3).

Vinyl also often has an oily feel to it and the softeners in it make it smell sickly sweet, although that’s not an absolute way to make sure.

Moomin


#8

What are the sleeves in the DJ Cases typically made from. I just switched to this style of case but I am a little concerned about the plastic.