CD sleeves, also known as five-inch mailers, are used for storing and mailing CDs. They are usually shaped like square envelopes measuring five inches on all sides. They are usually made with flaps and clear windows for content viewing, and lockable flaps for sealing the CD inside. They usually hold one to two CDs.
Types of CD Sleeves
Kinds of CD Sleeves include the following:
Paper CD sleeves
These types of CD sleeves are made of paper with circular plastic windows for viewing the CD type or title. They are not as durable as the other types of CD sleeves. They are available in different colors, although white is the most common.
Plastic CD sleeves
Plastic CD sleeves are made of thin, light plastic. They are sturdier than paper CD sleeves. They are also waterproof and transparent.
Cardboard CD sleeves
Cardboard CD sleeves are the thickest and most durable type available. They provide the best protection against warping and breaking, but they do not adequately protect against water and moisture. They are the most expensive CD sleeves.
Choosing CD Sleeves (Buying tips)
Seal: Choose a CD sleeve with a tight adhesive flap to close the envelope. Make sure the flap stickls firmly to the paper and is not easily pulled or torn.
Weight: Look for lightweight but durable CD sleeves to reduce mailing costs. Choose a heavier cardboard sleeve if you want to mail more than one CD.