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Slip cases and slip covers with images
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I have bought "The Prisoner" it is a Slip Cover/Case containing one Keep Case holding the seven disc's and a book "The Prisoner: A complete Production guide" so is the case type
Keep Case/Slip Cover or Slip Case?
I'm leaning towards Keep Case/Slip Cover myself as there is only one other case type inside the outer cover but because there are two "items" inside the cover i can't get ride of the niggling little voice in the back of my head saying maybe it is Slip Case?


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Something that really annoys me are slip covers that have holograms, the scans are usually REALLLYYY ugly because of that and i think there need to be a special rule about those.

Personally i think that it absolutly has to be the slip cover in theise cases is reallly stupid. today i bought "The Mummy" [025195039963] on Blu-Ray and the existing cover is really dark and i don't understand why people would prefer that over a cover scan they can actually see.
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If for some reason a slip cover doesn't scan well (reflective or holographic etc.) then it is allowed in the rules to scan the case cover instead as long as they are identical (although Gerri has stated in the past minor differences are allowed).
Just include in your notes why you're not scanning the slip cover and make sure your scans are a "significant improvement".
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Keep in mind that we do have users who can manage a pretty good to excellent scan of such covers, not sure how, we ll that's not entirely true, some of them I do know how, but it's beyond my meager capabilities as good as i think most of my scans are. I can actually get a prettu reasonable scan of most reflective covers, the problem i have is my scanner does have a tendency to band on these for whatever reasons, HP can't explain or correct the problem. New scanner on the agenda for this year...but not yet. Considering a new HP or Epson.

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Question regarding The Simpsons: Season 11 packaging.


Here is a pic of the packaging from tvshowsondvd.com



Right now the profile has it as a Digipak, Slip Cover.


Wouldn't this be more of a Custom, Slip Cover type of packaging?
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Sure looks custom to me.  Do the standard less swanky Simpsons releases have the same UPC as this one though?  Maybe the digipak is referring to that one if they have the same UPC.
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As far as my understanding of how Fox is doing these, both the standard and the "Head" packaging comes in these accordion type packaging.

I own the one that comes in the standard paper slip case.

I don't think they share the same UPC#.
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Custom without a doubt. I don't see a slip of any kind. I think what you thinking is a slip is actually more like an envelope, but i would call it custom because of the gatefold.
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I've recently gotten 3 Bollywood Blu-rays that have slip covers which only cover part of the case leaving Blu-ray banner plastic exposed on the top.  If you check the slip cover checkbox, then the program does not add the Blu-ray banner.  If you don't check the slip cover checkbox, then it's technically not right even though the resulting cover image is lot closer to how the package looks.  Any opinions???
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Quite a few blu-rays are released over here like that. Unfortunately the only option at the moment is to tick the slip-cover box and over-ride the banner display locally. At least we can do that now with 3.6.
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How about scanning the slip cover, as usual, and then within PhotoShop, or whatever is used, crop the image so that the case is not part of the submitted image, i.e., you crop and only keep the slip cover.
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Ken has decided that, for cardboard sleeves with at least one opening, when it contains one case it is to be called a Slip Cover.  If it contains two or more cases it is to be called a Slip Case.


I was digging for something else and stumbled upon this old set of posting.

Like Skip, I can't wrap my head around the Ken definition at all.  So what if the slip COVER is covering two DVD, or Blu-ray, cases.  It is still a slip COVER, i.e., it is a cover that slips over the case, or cases.  CASES can't slip over anything.

Is there some posting somewhere where Ken explained the logic behind the definitions?
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Update to my above posting.

I went into the other thread about case types and saw the photos regarding slip covers and slip cases.

The photos help.  But...

A slip cover should be defined as having two openings (top/bottom or left/right).  A slip case only has one opening.

With the change to two openings for slip covers, I can wrap my head around the definitions.

Prime example of why the Supernatural Season 2 Blu-ray release should be called a slip case, not a slip cover.  It acts like a case because it only has one opening.  So what if it has only one case that slips into it.

All three seasons of True Blood (on Blu-ray anyway), should be in slip cases, not slip covers.

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So what if the slip COVER is covering two DVD, or Blu-ray, cases.  It is still a slip COVER, i.e., it is a cover that slips over the case, or cases.

It's doing a different function. The main function is to keep two or more objects collected as a set.
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It's doing a different function. The main function is to keep two or more objects collected as a set.


That function can be done by a slip cover very easily, for one or two cases.  Slip covering three, or more, cases might not work, which is why you find slip cases for three, or more, cases.  There are slip covers for two cases that work perfectly.

Getting Ken to change his mind about slip covers/cases is going to be extremely difficult, just like other issues with DVDP.  You have to live with them, rightly, or wrongly.

I just wanted to add my 5 cents, just in case Ken revisited this issue.
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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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Ken has decided that, for cardboard sleeves with at least one opening, when it contains one case it is to be called a Slip Cover.  If it contains two or more cases it is to be called a Slip Case.


I was digging for something else and stumbled upon this old set of posting.

Like Skip, I can't wrap my head around the Ken definition at all.  So what if the slip COVER is covering two DVD, or Blu-ray, cases.  It is still a slip COVER, i.e., it is a cover that slips over the case, or cases.  CASES can't slip over anything.

Is there some posting somewhere where Ken explained the logic behind the definitions?

I don't know if it explains his logic, but this is the post where he explained his decision.
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