Special offer highlights company's 2008 switch to recycled paper and board for its CD and DVD packaging
March 18, 2008, (Pennsauken, NJ) — Disc Makers, the nation's leading independent media manufacturer, kicked off its 2008 "Green" initiative today offering 1,000 CDs in eco-wallets for just $990. At the same time the company announced that as of January 1st 2008 it has switched to chain-of-custody certified recycled paper and board stock for virtually all its CD and DVD packaging materials, including jewel case and DVD inserts, Digipaks, jackets, wallets, and other board products.
Eco-wallets are printed on recycled board, and use no plastic in the packaging. The card stock is a hefty 15 pt. for extra quality and durability. The wallets also include the choice of high-gloss or matte UV coating at no extra charge.
The Eco-Wallet offer is just one component of Disc Makers' 2008 Green campaign, a company-wide initiative aimed at reducing the company's carbon footprint and encouraging their customers to choose eco-friendly packaging options.
The company's other Green initiatives include:
"At Disc Makers, we are working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and be an industry role model when it comes to making affordable environment-friendly products," explains Tony van Veen, President of Disc Makers. "Five years ago we made the CD jacket, which contains no plastic and very little board, one of the dominant packaging formats for independent artists. Today we hope our new eco-wallets will be the next format to get market-wide acceptance. It's got the same height and width as a standard jewel case, comes with an optional spine, and contains no plastic, so we're optimistic that it will be well received by independent artists."
To learn more about all of Disc Makers' Green initiatives, visit www.discmakers.com/community/sustainability.
In business since 1946, Disc Makers is the nation’s leading independent CD & DVD manufacturer, offering a wide variety of products and services, including state-of-the-art automated printers and duplication systems as well as complete CD & DVD duplication, CD & DVD replication, custom disc packaging, and vinyl record pressing for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses for the last 70 years. Disc Makers also offers a variety of additional services including download cards, posters, custom USB Flash drives, music distribution, in-house audio mastering and post production, DVD and CD-ROM multimedia authoring, award-winning graphic design, and their Blog, which offers free tools and professional advice from industry experts. Disc Makers’ main office and plant is located near Philadelphia in Pennsauken, NJ, and the company has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and Nashville.
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