Even though most people have moved on to MP3 players and devices that no longer require CDs, there are plenty of reasons to practice proper maintenance on all of your discs. Both DVDs and CDs require special care if you want to maintain them for a longer period of time. With this list of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” from Max Duplication, you should have a better idea of how to take care of them.
Disc Protection “Don’ts”
• Do not stack discs together (they will scratch one another)
• Do not store the discs where they can collect dust
• Do not store discs in paper envelopes
• Do not store discs on a hard surface
Scratching is almost assured if you store discs in any of these methods. However, if you are able to buy a special disc case, you can protect them. These come in many different shapes and sizes, but standard cases have fabric that is great for disc storage. Avoid the plastic sleeves and you’ll have well maintained discs in no time.