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Old January 30 2010, 07:05 PM   #46
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Re: Season DVD Packaging

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Part of if you need to jump to legal size paper depends on your printer. If you can do "full bleed" printing that starts right at the paper edge instead of leaving a margin then you can squeeze most covers on standard paper.
Yep. I can do 0 margins with my printer, and I think it looks good. For me, it looks far better than the alternative. In fact, I just picked up Season 4 at a farmer's market for $10 because there was no outer case, just a badly damaged inner case. All the DVDs were in great shape. Took it home, put the discs in one of my new cases, added the cover, and now we're up to Season 4.
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Old January 30 2010, 10:53 PM   #47
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If anybody from Paramount is reading, I'm seriously holding out on buying DS9 and VOY because of the shoddy packaging. I would love to see them in slimcases with boxes like the BSG seasons, or better yet, the standard width cases that can hold up to six DVDs like Fox's Buffy, Angel and M*A*S*H are currently sold in.

I've got TOS in the single disc versions (since I already had most of the collection when the season sets came out, I just decided to finish it off) and I have the complete TNG set (which is in awful cases too, but I got a good price on it). But I can wait on the rest till they're in better cases.
Standard width cases, that's the stuff I am talking about, for some reason I could never just use that terminology. I've also seen King of the Hill (albeit once for seasons one and two), The X-Files and That 70's show doing that (the new cases). I can't even begin to describe how much better (and less costly) those sets seem to be (in my eyes).
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Old January 31 2010, 01:19 AM   #48
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I bought all my in the slim line packaging (TNG,Voyager & DS9)and find them easy to get the disc out and they take up less room on the shelf. The TOS presentation of the new remastered set look good, they arein a tin case with the DVD's in a plastic case, mostly layered in two's. Presentation is good and looks cool on the shelf but getting the discs out can be a problem at times and it is not always to keep them in order.
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Old January 31 2010, 01:45 AM   #49
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I bought all my in the slim line packaging (TNG,Voyager & DS9)and find them easy to get the disc out and they take up less room on the shelf. The TOS presentation of the new remastered set look good, they arein a tin case with the DVD's in a plastic case, mostly layered in two's. Presentation is good and looks cool on the shelf but getting the discs out can be a problem at times and it is not always to keep them in order.
The DVDs in the complex, cut your fingers, give you a headache type packaging are going down in price. This means I can pick them up much cheaper than if bought new, and then put them in these custom cases which are easy to use and look very nice.
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Old January 31 2010, 01:58 AM   #50
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I absolutely detest the DS9 and VOY packaging. I'm insanely clumsy and those sharp plastic edges just beg for cuts.
So VOY's packaging is the same way?

Actually its even worse. They didn't even print anything on the discs. Oh, the titles are there, on the inner circle, but you can barely read them. I have a hell of a time finding a certain episode on a given season. I have to look at the outside of the plastic shell and literally count - disc 1, disc 2, disc 3, until I come to the one that contains the episode I want.
This is the biggest pet peeve I have with my VOY DVDs -- counting to find the DVD I need. Print the darn episode titles on the darn disc, please.
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Old January 31 2010, 03:13 AM   #51
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Paramount really screwed up when they designed the R1 packaging, particularly for DS9 and VOY. The TNG sets are barely acceptable - they look pretty, but have thick cardboard outer boxes and the inner gate-fold that's sometimes difficult to get out. They also take up a ton of space. The DS9 sets are noticeably smaller, but have poor (in my opinion) artwork and design, and are constructed out of pathetic plastics that's too flimsy and prone to tearing. Thankfully, my sets have held up well but it's not like they get over-used. The VOY sets look nicer than the DS9 sets as far as artwork is concerned, but the plastic is still flimsy and I have a difficult time piecing the outer shell together. The lack of proper disc art and labels is insulting. And the choice of random, bright, obnoxious colors does not make this set attractive. Puke green? Bright pink? WTF? I only own season four, which is a very nice shade of blue, at least.
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Old February 6 2010, 07:39 AM   #52
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$7.50 for a box of 10 from these guys:
http://www.genesysdtp.com/index.htm?8dvddetails.htm
Is there any other place you can get boxes like that? (I don't know if I need that many.)
Yep. These guys charge 82 cents a piece with no minimum:
https://www.effectuality.com/store/i...tid=6&store=us
I see that Effectuality is a Canadian company. For whatever you've bought from them, have you had any problem with customs and crap like that?
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Old February 6 2010, 07:45 AM   #53
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Is there any other place you can get boxes like that? (I don't know if I need that many.)
Yep. These guys charge 82 cents a piece with no minimum:
https://www.effectuality.com/store/i...tid=6&store=us
I see that Effectuality is a Canadian company. For whatever you've bought from them, have you had any problem with customs and crap like that?
I used Genesys for my order (the ten pack). However, I have ordered from Canadian companies in the past without incident.
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