At DVD Copycat we used to sell lots and lots of standard CDs in jewel cases. You remember, we all had our library cases of hundreds of CDs in those little plastic boxes with a front booklet and a tray card.
I am sure you know what I am going to say next. With the advent of digital content and sharing for music, like napster, itunes and the like, physical CD sales have dropped quite dramatically over the good old days of CDs manufacturing. However, there is another change that is transforming the music CD manufacturing world. Most clients now a days prefer printed cardboard pockets or fold out cardboard wallets. There are several advantages to this packaging over the old jewel cases.
Advantage #1: They are more eco friendly – this packaging uses all biodegradable paper and inks, unlike the plastic jewel cases that will be around for the next 1000 years in some landfill.
Advantage #2: No breaking – since the pacakging is all cardboard, there is no potential for getting a cracked case.
Advantage #3: Shipping is about 1/2 the weight of jewel cases, so if you are spending $110 to ship your5 boxes at 180 lbs of 1000 CDs across the country in jewel cases, now you can ship two boxes at 35 lbs apiece and only pay $65. They also travel much better in suitcases(a great advantage to the traveling band).
Given all of these benefits, and really no detriments, I am surprised that the industry has not moved this way may years ago. It is a very good thing that more and more people are thinking “green” and getting some additional benefits for their intentions.
If you have any more questions about our CD Duplication and Replication products, give us a holler at: 1-866-210-8768 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to discuss more.