2 CD Jewel Cases 

Double CD jewel cases or 2 CD jewel cases can be used for the storage of CDs or DVDs as long as they meet the standard requirements for a proper jewel case.

Many digital scrapbooking projects or other digital projects often cannot be stored on a single CD, DVD, or Blu-ray. Depending on the type of digital files that were created, two optical discs may be required. If this is the situation, then storage in separate jewel cases is acceptable but introduces some risk that the cases will be separated at some point and part of the project would be lost.

Usefulness of Double Disc Jewel Cases

It is best to keep digital scrapbooking projects and other digital projects together as much as possible. For projects that spread over two CDs or DVDs, 2 CD jewel cases can be the solution to this problem. Double CD jewel cases allow for the storage of two CDs, DVDs, or Blu-rays in one case so that the discs stay together and this lessens the risk of them being separated.

2 CD Jewel Cases Features

A double DVD or CD jewel case should contain the standard features to be acceptable for the long-term storage of optical discs. The double jewel case should contain two trays that support the discs at the hub. It is best that the discs in the jewel case are not facing each other and are not too close together when the case is closed. In other words, the holding trays should be back to back. The lid should snap shut to avoid accidental opening of the jewel case. The tray pivots on the spine of the jewel case, like a page in a book, for easy access to one disc or the other. An example of a jewel case that can hold two discs is shown in the following image.

2 CD jewel case of 10 mm size. The tray pivots at the spine of the case, similar to a page in a book.

Amaray storage cases can also be found in the two-disc storage format and this is illustrated in this image. Both sides of the pivoting tray contain a hold tray, although only one side is shown.

2 CD Amaray case for storing optical discs. The tray pivots at the spine of the case, similar to a page in a book.

The double CD jewel case should not be slimmer than two standard CD jewel cases in order to provide maximum protection for the discs stored inside. A standard jewel case is 10 mm and so the 2 CD jewel case should be close to 20 mm. Unfortunately, many double jewel cases that are readily available are only 10 mm thick. In these cases, the main issue is that the bottom disc is very close to the surface of the case and this exposes the optical disc to potential physical damage.

Slim Double Disc Cases

Slim double disc jewel cases are also available in a thickness of 5 mm. The thinner cases are not recommended because the disc surfaces are very close to the surfaces of the jewel case and once again, this can lead to disc damage such as scratching. In addition, the discs are facing each other when these slim cases are closed, which can lead to the discs rubbing against each other and damage.

If you need to store 2 CDs in one case, then make sure the case is at least 10 mm in thickness and not the slimmer version and ensure the discs are stored on opposite sides of the tray. If you can find thicker cases, those are preferred.

HOME PAGE           

SITEMAP          

BLOG         

Disclaimer/Privacy Policy


Copyright 2011-2021 digital-scrapbooking-storage.com

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Recent Articles

  1. What is a Hard Drive? - Digital Scrapbooking Storage

    What is a hard drive? Internal or external computer hard drives or hard disks are storage media used by computers to store digital information.

    Read More

  2. DVD Disc Repair for Damaged Media - Digital Scrapbooking Storage

    DVD disc repair and cd disc repair are required for degraded or damaged discs. Optical media are not indestructible and they can degrade by physical and chemical means.

    Read More

  3. VHS to DVD Converter - Dgital Scrapbooking Storage

    A VHS to DVD converter takes analog video and converts it to digital. This is one way to preserve memories of special events recorded on VHS tapes.

    Read More