I have 2 DVD-Rs per slim poly case, they face each other, & are very close to each other, & I just write a little bit on the inside hub/ring with special CD/DVD marker by sharpie. The written sides do face each other. I am a bit confused, trouble deciding, I need a system that is very compact, hold a lot of discs in a small space, that will go easily under my mothers desk, & a good protective way for my mom to take discs/transport them in her bag as I incrementally back up, without damage & easily put into the box under her desk without her having to touch/handle the disk in any way. I notice one can get a lot more into a box if the discs are in sleeves, but have read that they scratch the discs, & the paper in some sleeves can attract moisture, & can warp discs over time. CD DVD cases seem to be preferred over sleeves, but then read that the hub ring where the disc sits/snaps in can put too much pressure on the discs hub. Also read that darker colors can attract more heat to the discs so now I wonder if I choose the right color slim poly cases, maybe should have chosen clear. I am in southern California, & it does get fairly hot & humid in the summer, is cooler & dryer in the winter, but my moms office has air conditioning.
So now I am torn between slim double cases or going to sleeves. I saw online an aluminum DJ box that comes with sleeves that hang from edges inside the box like hanging file folders, would this be good? if I choose sleeves, what type would be best? I notice there are many types, paper with a clear plastic window, plastic sleeves, some with felt etc. They also come with & without flaps. There was also a type called Tyvek where they are made of a moisture resistant material. Can one safely keep sleeves with discs upright in a box or is it better that they hang like the ones that come with the aluminum box I saw online?
I found some of the Tyvek sleeves online, I copied & pasted the description;
CD/DVD Dupont White Tyvek Sleeves with 4" Clear Window and Flap (Automated Packaging Grade)
Tyvek is a DuPont registered trademark for a family of tough durable sheet products of high-density polyethylene fibers. It also makes for a simple, protective sleeve for your discs.
The exceptional whiteness of Tyvek?enhances graphic images. Tyvek?cd envelopes have a higher strength-to-weight ratio than paper and other cd sleeve materials. It's not only significantly lighter than paper, it's stronger. Which can be pretty important when you're sending discs by mail. Tyvek?cd sleeves are incredibly water and moisture-resistant, making it just as protective in a hurricane as it is from a coffee spill at the office. Liquids simply run off its smooth surface, keeping the contents perfectly dry. The Tyvek cd sleeves hold 1 CD with a 4" round Mylar window for easy label viewing. Safe for DVD storage too!
* Weight is lighter than white paper sleeves but the material is stronger than white paper sleeves.
* Reduced shipping costs while protection is stronger than standard white paper sleeves.
* Made with genuine Dupont tyvek material.
* Dupont provides the highest quality tyvek in the world.
* Tyvek material is a material patented by Dupont.
* Automated packaging grade quality.
* Good for both end user customers and large volume replication factories.
Would these be a good archival material to store my DVDs in?
What about card board CD DVD mailer sleeves? would these work for long term storage?
Individual CD/DVD cases are not practical for me as I don't have my own space for storage of them, am having to use my moms office, so it has to be compact.
I read the PDF link about storage but unfortunately I could not read it all; it made my computer freeze up & could not scroll through the pages, I had to shut down & restart my PC. Adobe reader makes my computer run very slow or it freezes it.
thanks so far, I know I have a strange situation, but it is all I have & need to adapt to it.