[Videolib] Re: DVD security packaging

Jerry Notaro (notaro@stpt.usf.edu)
Mon, 23 Aug 2004 10:24:29 -0400

Even in the early days of putting strips and Mylar covers that 3M was trying
to sell us for cd's I was suspicious. When DVD's first came out the one
thing library literature stressed was how much more delicate they were than
cd's. We have been using Kwik Kases and have been very happy with them. They
have paid for themselves over many times in terms of no losses or non-plays.

Jerry Notaro, Media Librarian
University of South Florida St. Petersburg

> It actually is not the security strips themselves we are having a problem
> with-- it is the mylar covering. Once we remove the mylar, the disc plays
> fine with the dual strips, which allow a more even balance. We notice that
> the mylar increases the heat on the disc itself. --Mary
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> Subject: [Videolib] Re: DVD security packaging
> Mary,
> Unfortunately, most people aren't aware of the problems the security
> strips can cause. I posted a message back in June regarding this problem.
> The weighting of these strips causes uneven rotation of the disc. High
> quality DVD players have a greater ability to account for some error
> diffusion caused by the uneven spin pace. However, even most new DVD
> players are suseptible to read errors these strips cause. If you were
> able to remove the mylar, you could add a second layer of guard protection
> that would take care of the stickiness this would cause. Shortly, we will
> be adding such a product to our disc repair store. The guards we have
> don't have a security strip and are intended to protect the label from
> scratching, peeling and chipping. We've noticed many new DVDs released
> have deteriorated in the label stock (Seabiscuit and Bruce Almighty to
> name a couple) caused by poor production. These guards add protection in
> this way without the issue of uneven play caused by the security strip
> inclusion.
> The SecureCase system is a good one. I would recommend it for anyone
> looking for an alternative to the security strips. If you can't leave an
> empty case and store the actual discs in a secure location (say behind the
> counter to be placed in a standard DVD case at checkout), these provide
> great protection from someone slipping a disc in their coat pocket. I
> would do some further price checking though. The Demco site seems quite a
> bit higher than what I would think you could find. In fact, I am going to
> have to look into whether we should be offering these on our site as well!
> David Wright
> Rubberdisc.com
> 4072 Hawthorne Cir
> Longmont CO 80503
> 303.250.8452
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