The DVD Case was created to accommodate the packaging of DVDs, and has been the prime packaging format for DVDs and is also used to store video games for the XBox, Playstation, Nintendo GameCube and Wii. The DVD Case is made from injection-moulded polypropylene with a transparent outer jacket to hold an insert printed paper sleeve (also called the “wrap”) behind it. The DVD Case physical dimension is fixed at 190mm × 135mm although the standard thickness (14mm) of the case may vary to accommodate more discs (multi DVD case) or to take up less shelf space the slim case.
The cases are made of soft, usually dark gray, black or white (although a variety of other colours are available). On the inside of the DCD case there are sets of clips that can hold a booklet or additional sheets of paper with extra information. The actual DVD disc is secured in place by a small projection usually called the hub (also known as the spider) which fits into the hole in the DVD.
The popularity of this format has been primarily due to the way they can be stored by the consumer, and the also that they can be machine packed by the manufacturer.
DVD Cases are also used to store CDs, as they offer the additional facility of larger paper parts inside the DVD case
Disc Makers have a wide and varied range of ‘off the shelf’ DVD Case packaging solutions, and can also supply a range of paper parts to be inserted into the case.
Other DVD case formats include:
- Clear and super clear Standard DVD Case – this allows the rear inlay to be printed both sides. (4/4)
- Slim DVD case that can be either made in various colours or clear. Spine thickness 7mm
- Double DVD case – holding two DVDs with paper parts. Spine thickness 14mm
- 5/6-way DVD case to hold 4-5 DVDs and paper parts. Spine thickness 22mm
- 8-way : 10-way 12–way cases- Spine thickness vary from 22mm to 38mm
DVD Case - Paper Booklets available:
4-page to 16 page booklets printed either full colour on pages 1 & 4 and one colour on other pages 2 & 3 or full colour throughout. The paper quality used is normally. 120gsm – 150gsm
There is a wide selection of finishes that can be applied to the booklet that can really add a quality touch to your printed parts, such as Spot UV, Matt / Gloss Lamination, and Foil Blocking. Disc Makers offer all these options and more.
Finishing: The DVD Case can be overwrapped (cello-wrapped) for the retail market.
DVD case product has always been an attractive and cost effective way of promoting your DVDs, and they also offer a great way of protecting the disc.