Archive for October, 2009

Media Packaging Technology – What’s Hot

Posted in Media Packaging Solutions with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by retailsecurityproducts

Are you having a hard time picking out the best and the hottest packaging for your CDs and DVDs? Thanks to the latest media packaging technology today, you have many options to consider with regard not only to the design but the materials used as well.

Types of Materials Used for Media Packaging
When you’re choosing  materials for your CD or DVD packaging, consider durability and usability.

Jewel Cases
These are the most commonly used type of media packaging since the early 1980’s. They are fairly affordable although there are certainly other types that cost less. These 3-piece casings are made of hard plastic capable of protecting your discs from accidental scratches or even from falling out, thanks to their easy-to-use locking mechanism.

Slimline Cases
These are just like jewel cases, only thinner and naturally more affordable. They are ideal if you are looking for media packaging that will save as much space as possible.

Multi-Disc Cases
These are made from a combination of plastic and glass and able to contain two to six CDs or DVDs. They are best used when it’s especially important to have your discs given or considered as a set or collection. Naturally, the number of discs they’re able to contain make them costlier. One more downside to using multi-disc cases is that even though you are packing multiple discs, you can only use one front and back cover for the entire set.

Clam Shell Cases
These are similar to slimline cases in the sense that they don’t are space-saving and durable. They also come in a variety of colors. They are, however, made entirely of plastic and thus are not transparent enough to warrant the use of holographic and other highly visual designs for their front or back covers.

Paper Sleeves
Paper sleeves may keep your CDs and DVDs from being scratched, but they are not capable of preventing them from falling out nor are they waterproof. On the plus side, they’re the most affordable packaging of all and recyclable. If you want to go green with your packaging, this is what you’re looking for.

Only when you’ve selected the appropriate material for your packaging should you consider the actual design next. It can be purely based on text, graphic, or even both. For graphics, you can have them monochromatic or in color. They can also have a hologram or other kinds of 3D and special visual effects. What’s important is the message it delivers.


Lockable Cases for Your Media Products: Security Devices for Business

Posted in Retail Security Products with tags , , , on October 6, 2009 by retailsecurityproducts

Keep your media products safe by storing them in a lockable case. Such a case can be fortified with security devices as well.

If you are running a business, it can be difficult for you to keep your store safe, even when you are in the store yourself! You could have employees who might be tempted to steal things from you; or you might have clumsy employees who do not watch your customers well enough, so that you have things stolen out from under your nose when all your employees’ backs are turned. Your store could be broken into when you are gone, and you could use all your investments and all your products. This can be especially heartbreaking when you have to deal with media products, like CD packages, multimedia packages, and other computer and electronic devices. These cost money to buy and make, and you will need to recoup your investment if your things get stolen.

However, thanks to technology nowadays, you can get yourself secure cupboards and display cases that will allow you to breathe easily when you have to worry about how safe your products are. Media products need to be kept under lock and key, and they still have to be visible to your customers while you are in the store and introducing these products to them – therefore, you should be able to get lockable cases that are made of glass but that are still secure enough so that you can keep your media products in them even when your store is closed.

There are now several models of lockable cases available. What you might want to consider is a lockable case that is also hooked up to alarm or detector devices. Such devices could go off if the glass is broken, or if the glass doors are forced open instead of unlocked with the right keys. You may need to invest in such technology if you carry a lot of media products. Alternatively, a lockable case without its own alarm can still work, but you have to be aware that a lot of robbers and thieves can be crafty, and anything without an alarm is bait for them.

These are only a few things to consider when you start thinking about lockable cases for your media products. Make sure that you get a model that is secure as it is inviting. Sure, you want to keep the bad guys at bay, but you also want to have an attractive display case that will keep your customers coming back for your products.