VegHead 123 Member · Posted February 23, 2020 Share Posted February 23, 2020 I have done a whole lot of research on the subject of preserving disc game and their packaging, but my results are inconclusive, and I would like to hear other's thoughts on the methods I have come across. - Discs have an unknown lifespan. Disc rot is a real issue for early model CD and LD media, but I'm not sure how big of a concern the individual collector should have. Also, does anyone use any methods for preventing this or halting it? I've seen CD sleeves that have "corrosion intercept technology" which seems to be about capturing the gases in the environment around the disc that would cause decay. That said, I absolutely HATE sleeves for discs; I have yet to find one that won't leave marks on the surface. At this point, I am convinced the only good way to store a disc is suspended on a hub (like in a jewel case). - Will jewel cases, DVD/Amaray cases, and BD cases deteriorate the case art and manuals if they are stored in them long term? I have started taking the tray cards and manuals out of my PS1 jewel cases and storing them in an archival plastic sleeve, while the disc itself goes into an ultraslim cd case. I figure that I can always put it back into a jewel case if I want to display it or sell it, and jewel cases turn ugly so fast from scratches that preserving them leads to madness. The same goes for Amaray DVD cases. That outer plastic window sleeve is most likely PVC, and that stuff supposedly destroy paper-based items over time. I've been looking into putting them into some kind of sleeve (like a larger comic sleeve) to store them in, and the DVD/BD goes into a slimcase. I would love thoughts/reactions to my ideas and questions. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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