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Old 20-10-09, 11:31 PM
shevans shevans is offline
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Archival CD storage?

I'm looking for a way to store (put away) all my CD's, they are currently living in several cardboard boxes but I want to "throw away" the jewel cases and save on space and weight.

Need to keep all the parts (booklet artwork, CD) except the plastic case. There are about 600 CD's to store and they can be split among several boxes/cases.

Any recommendations please?
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Old 21-10-09, 12:01 AM
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This is something I have thought long and hard about. Covers 33 and I am sure lots of other suppliers will sell you simple cardboard sleeves that by my reckoning will reduce the stored size of your collection by a 2 thirds as each card sleeve probably takes up less than one third of the space occupied by the plastic jewel case.

I have not actually tried it yet, so would be interested if you proceed with the idea.
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Old 21-10-09, 02:34 AM
AGUYCALLEDSIMON AGUYCALLEDSIMON is offline
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I replaced approx 1500 CD covers with plastic wallets from Jazzloft http://www.jazzloft.com/p-49162-200-...-included.aspx

Massive space saving, and made a house move significantly easier (and lighter)
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Old 21-10-09, 02:58 AM
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I used plastic wallets and then a rubber band to keep the booklet etc together with the disc
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Old 21-10-09, 04:46 AM
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I wouldn’t personally recommend the use of any cardboard sleeves as I do not always think they do the best job of protecting the CD’s. It really depends on the qualify. I like some of the other suggestions made, however.
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Old 21-10-09, 05:10 AM
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Thank you, some very good idea's please do keep them coming....
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Old 21-10-09, 05:29 AM
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Local library uses plastic sleeves to display cd inners on the shelf, with cardboard sleeves used to store the cds behind the desk. Plastic would seem a decent option.
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Old 21-10-09, 07:52 AM
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Using the suggestions in Google, I have come across these in the UK, but taller than a regular CD and rather expensive. The Jazzloft ones look best so far...

http://covers33.co.uk/product_info.p...roducts_id=843
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Old 21-10-09, 08:35 AM
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The sleeves sold by Jazzloft (USD44 for 200) are also sold by Cadence http://www.cadencebuilding.com/cadence/cdsleeve.html (USD15 for 100) who I believe are the ultimate source. I've been using them for a few years. As is the way with Cadence, slightly rough-hewn but effective. Probably worth rechecking the price with Cadence - they may not have updated their web page for a while.

When I last searched I couldn't find anything more effective or economical.
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Old 21-10-09, 09:36 AM
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I am using ring binder type cases which zip shut to keep the elements at bay. This kind of thing:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/240-CD-DVD-Dis...item45eecdd7bd
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Old 26-12-09, 10:40 AM
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Just to bring this thread to a conclusion.... I ordered 200 sleeves from http://www.jazzloft.com/p-49162-200-...-included.aspx and very happy with them, they only took five days to arrive to the UK and plan to purchase more in the very near future.
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Old 26-12-09, 11:59 AM
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iPod?
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Old 27-12-09, 11:14 AM
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I've just ordered a couple of hundred to give them a try, will get more if successful.
Most cd's streamed now therefore not required in living space once ripped.
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Old 27-12-09, 01:23 PM
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Just deciding on the best method of cannibalising a DigiPak CD case as I have quite a few of these, the good news is that i'm saving a lot of space and the ability to hold 20 CD's with booklet and liner notes in one hand is quite an achievement, although a little slippery...
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Old 28-12-09, 12:43 AM
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Surely the DigiPak cases should just be left alone....they're rather nice and usually take less room than those rotten jewell cases??
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