I’ve been burning DVDs for almost a year now, and I know that I’m anything but an expert. Heck, I burn them, they work, what more do I need?
Well, I think I actually have an answer for that. I use MCC Verbatim disks for my burning and I’d love them to last as long as possible. My question boils down to this, are there specific types of cases that I should be using for burned DVD media?
I currently use 3 different forms of storage:
Clear, "slim: CD/DVD cases (I use these maybe 60% of the time with a printed insert slid into the front to identify the contents)
Paper CD/DVD envelopes with a clear, circular window on them. (I use these maybe 25% of the time. Nothing written on the envelope with the business side of the DVD facing away from the window)
Large (64-128 count) zippered CD wallets (Maybe 15% of the time and the case remains zippered)
My primary concern is UV light maybe effecting the disk surface. Is this something that I should even be concered with? If I’m going to use jewel cases, slim or not, should I use colored/tinted cases or even just old school black back cases? Should I avoid the paper envelopes for long term storage?
Any help is greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance.