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How to Open a CD Jewel Case: 3 Simple Steps

Open a Jewel Case: 3 Easy Steps

When Sony and Philips finally agreed on a design for the Compact Disc, their answer was the Jewel Case and Tray Insert.  Admittedly it wasn’t the best design but it was the most efficient given the size of the disc and a number of other considerations. There are several newer designs out there that make […]

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Product Spotlight: the CD Jewel Case and Tray Insert

At ACE, we always talk about our own proprietary product — the ACE Case, and all it’s features and benefits.  But what about our other products like the standard CD Jewel Case and Tray Insert?  This article and others like it will place focus squarely on these products, why we feel we offer you superior products and perhaps give […]

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Packaging and the Bald-Headed Step Child

The Empty Box

Packaging is Always the LAST Thing Considered It’s true.  Packaging considerations are always the last thing considered. Being a packaging consultant we are always literally the last one to be consulted.  More often then not I can’t help, and truth be told, I do feel like that bald-headed step child, off to the side and […]

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Who I am and Why I am here.

Who I am and Why I am here

Who I am. Industry veteran with over 20 years experience in packaging.  Specifically Audio, CD and DVD packaging. Ex-Plastic Injection Molding subcontractor to companies like Maxell, Sony Magnetics, and TDK. Creator of the “Cake Box.”  It’s a clam-shell capable of holding 25, 30, 50 or 100 CD-Rs in a single retail container.  If you ever bought […]

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Duplication vs Replication is There Really a Difference?

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Taken from WiseGEEK for an impartial, factual explanation simplified. The difference between compact disk (CD) replication and CD duplication is that replication is a professional process that creates a CD by molding the disk to be an exact copy of the original master. Data cannot be added or changed in this case. Duplication, on the […]

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The Proper Way to Remove a Disc – The Why and 3 Simple Steps

The reality of disc construction is that it’s weakest point is the center radius.  This is especially so for DVD Optical Discs. Why?  The short answer is the bonding of the two 0.6mm halves that comprise a DVD disc only extends around 1-2mm shy of the center.  That unbonded section is the weakest part of the […]

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Did You Know? … Some Salient Facts about Optical Discs.

Optical Disc Trivia

Did You Know? We all hear about urban myths.  This isn’t one of them, but we at the ACE offices thought what about optical discs?  What ever possessed them to make the disc that size or the case that way?  Ever wonder about these things? We at ACE always have and decided to do some […]

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ACE Updates its Website

A New Look for ACE

ACE Updates Website Out with the old and bring in the new.  ACE updates its old interface with a bold wordpress design and integrated shopping cart.  Bringing with it an updated look. “We still bring the same superior product quality and customer service,” says Flores, President of ACE, ” with our redesign and update our product line to […]