CD & DVD Packaging

The evolution of compact discs over the past few decades has had a series of highs and lows. And while it might seem like they're on the way out, our research disagrees. We've got the CD and DVD packaging options you might need moving forward.

As Fast Company notes, CDs aren't dying: they're evolving. While mainstream music is dominated by streaming, the technology to create CDs is at its most efficient (and cost-effective), making it a great option for indie artists and small bands. Not to mention the ability to burn discs, like a custom mixtape, has a kind of nostalgic value to it.

But from a business perspective, CDs and DVDs  are indispensable from multiple perspectives.  From training modules to branded templates to file sharing, discs have a long shelf life and, given the appropriate CD and DVD packaging, a long life to live.

CD & DVD Packaging at Sunrise

Many organizations use discs for many different business practices. A common example that spans industries? Onboarding kits. Bringing on new employees is a time-consuming process, and knowledge overload is real. Especially for employees who are learning a new job, a new environment, and everything else that comes with new roles. Having  consistently-available resources makes it easy for them to find information on their own.

Supplying new employees with a customized binder, one of our most popular options for CD and DVD packaging, is the perfect way to give them that sense of security. Our thermoformed binders are durable, smudge-resistant, and 100% brand-able.

Packaging Options for Discs and Beyond

Welcoming new employees with a crisp binder of information is a great way to introduce new employees, but it's not the only use for discs. Collecting speeches, seminars, and recordings of any type can aid businesses in information sharing and growth. Not to mention that libraries across the country rely on discs for patrons. Communities rely on their local libraries for packaged content like audio books, movies/documentaries, and other resources available for check out.

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Don’t Go Digital, Go Custom with CD Packaging

It’s no secret the music industry has been battered by the growth of online digital music sales. CD sales continue to be way down. The convenience of jumping on iTunes and grabbing some tunes without having to leave your home is unmistakable. Faced with that challenge, artists and labels are choosing not to completely give in to the digital revolution. Custom CD packaging is a way that artists can differentiate and offer something tangible for their fans. Going beyond jewel cases and digipaks, a lot of artists and record companies are having success customizing their packaging. These examples might be an exaggeration, as you won’t see CD packaging this elaborate everyday. Nonetheless, they’re very cool and creative.

DHNN’s design for Beck’s 8-bit album

 

Vonnegut Dollhouse by Rethink

Clever Paperboard CD Packaging by Jakebox

Radical Music by SunrisePackaging

USB Flash Drive Market On The Rise

Some have speculated that USB flash drives would be a short-lived phenomenon, although market research has projected the USB flash drive market to reach 568 million units by 2015, suggesting steady growth.

This makes sense because of the many benefits associated with flash drives. Whether it’s personal or business, USB drives offer a wide variety of benefits such as ease of use, durability, portability, and increased data storage space among others.

Most businesses are now switching their media to USB flash drives, especially for promotional use, away from dated storage media such as compact discs, floppy drives, and SD cards. Some speculated that there would be no need for USB drives as we go deeper in the digital age but end users still find a lot of value in having a tangible product in their hands.

As a packaging manufacturer for nearly 30 years, we’ve experienced quite an increase in interest for USB flash drive packaging especially in the last year. This suggests that the growth is occurring and the demand for USB drives will persist. Companies who use USB drives for promotional use are differentiating by customizing their flash drives and through packaging.