Paper Tray CD DVD Packaging - Natural & Biodegradable
Recycled Paper Tray, Cork Hub
Recycled CD DVD Packaging with 100% Recycled Paper Trays and Cork Hubs
- Plastic Free, Eco Friendly, and Way Cool!
What’s Eco Traypak Disc Packaging?
This is our term, and we define an Eco Traypak as a traypak with additional eco-friendly features. That can be a special eco paper stock, or soy inks, or using recycled or paper trays. Any of these features sets it apart as being one step further in the eco-friendly ranking.
- Recycled Paper Stock (over 70-80% recycled content and post consumer waste)
- Fiberboard Paper Stock (contains recycled content, end of chain, pulp paper, and is unbleached)
- Soy Inks (vegetable inks)
- Recycled Trays (recycling plastic)
What is Recycled Paper? How is it Defined?
If you are eco –conscious, you should be aware that many of the stocks out there are promoted as “eco –friendly” and “recycled paper” stock, but they only contain a small percentage of recycled stock. Actually, most paper contains some amount of recycled stock, but it doesn’t seem fair to promote regular paper as suddenly being recycled paper. That’s a bit misleading, we feel. Is there a standard? Well yes, the EPA set one. They say that recycled paper is defined as containing over 50% recycled content. So we feel that our Standard stock (even though it’s much higher percentage than proclaimed “recycled stocks”) doesn’t meet the criteria. We have a special stock of paper we do feel comfortable calling Eco,, and we call it Truly Eco. That’s our own name for it, but we feel it needs distinguishing from some stocks that do not meet the EPA criteria.
Truly Eco Paper Stock – 70-80% Recycled Content and Post Consumer Waste.
Our Truly Eco stock contains 70-80% recycled content, and the post consumer waste portion is about 80%. That’s very high in the industry! You can feel confident that this paper stock meets anyone’s criteria for being Eco. This level of recycled content does make the paper stock softer, so it may not be for every project. But if you are looking for Truly Eco – recycled paper that is truly eco and not just promoted as it, this is the way to go.
Sometimes clients ask us for 100% recycled content. We have ordered it and used it before, but we strongly discourage it as it is very soft. The point thickness can still measure high, but if the recycled content is too high, that paper is almost too “flimsy”.
Recycled, Uncoated Matte Paper Stock Packaging and Booklets
Fiberboard Paper Stock in CD DVD Packaging
Fiberboard is another level of eco. It uses the end of the chain material – also called pulp – that can’t be used anywhere else and combines it together in a
paperstock. The pulp nature gives the paper a texture – kind of fuzzy. The paper is unbleached, so it’s brownish, like kraft paper or a paper bag. Overall it has a very organic look to it, and this paper stock is what we think of first when clients tell us they want an organic look to their title. Because the paper stock is brownish, you need to remember that printing on it will affect your colors. If well thought out, this results in a nice muted tone.
FSC Certified Paper
We mentioned above that our papers are FSC certified. What does that mean? Forest Stewardship Council means that they are involved in good practices that encourage longevity of the forests.
Soy Ink Printing on Disc Packaging and Booklets
Not a problem. We carry them and print with them frequently. They are less toxic overall – less processing involved in the manufacturing , less clean up environmentally, and easy on the degrading process. We haven’t seen any drawbacks to these yet. You can’t do a pantone match like Coca-Cola Red #xyz, but that seems to be fine to most folks. If you want to see how it’s coming out, we can send you a press proof.
Earth Friendly Finishes
We like to do aqueous as our standard finish. You can see from our product shots that it’s beautiful, and we feel good about less impact environmentally. Aqueous flood coats seal in the ink to keep it from smudging – printed packaging does need some form of sealing – and we think this is the most environmentally friendly one.
For our many of our eco oriented clients, it’s important to not use UV. UV coating is a plastic coating that is cured by UV light. It’s wonderful for certain effects (we use it on titles with special effects like spot UV gloss and matte lamination, absolutely stunning! ) but it doesn’t break down. So unless there’s a special effects need, we opt for aqueous floods. If you have a preference, let us know!
Closure : Non Toxic Shrinkwrap & Tab Seals
And we have one other unique form of closing that’s neither of the above - a magnetic closure! But we haven’t figured out how to do this on a traypak yet. If you’re interested, let us know!
How long have we been doing Eco Friendly?
We started exploring eco options over ten years ago, long before every replicator and printer’s web pages looked like an environmental page. We worked very hard to find resources that met our criteria, our clients’ criteria , and best yet – we’ve had lots of experience manufacturing with them. That’s why you see so many pictures of them on our site.
We like to make a good impact on the world, and our practices and features reflect that. Everyone has a different eco focus it seems (like how some folks prefer paper or plastic in grocery bags – both for god reasons) . With discs and packaging, for some it’s the paper, for some it’s the plastic, and for some it’s the chemicals and finishes. Rest assured that no matter what features you choose on your title, you’re already much further along the eco friendly scale than you would be other places.
It’s good to see the rest of the world becoming more eco conscious, but it would be better just if it weren’t just marketing hype, huh? Some of these clean footprints are looking pretty dirty to us. So we urge you to check the facts, and read the fine print. There’s eco marketing hype, and then there’s what we call truly eco.
With Every Project
Templates are created and sent out when an order is officially placed and the job is set up. Custom Dies take us a little longer.
Disc Manufacturing & Packaging
Disc replication projects include CD or DVD glass master manufacturing, full color disc printing, packaging, assembly, and shipping. Projects do not have overrun charges. Printed packaging is generally full color/cmyk unless special pantone inks are being used.
Test Disc & Color Matchprint — Proofing starts with pdf softproofs and progresses to hardcopy proofsets with a glass mastered test disc and color matchprint.
Additional options: Unprinted Mockups and Press Proofs. Be sure to check out our proofing process page!
MINIMUM QTY ORDER IS 300 / 500 UNITS
If you need a small quantity order of packaging only, you might check out our Surplus Unprinted Packaging Page