Monday 21 May 2012

CD/DVD storage inserts for your A5 Filofax

One of my commenters recently asked if I could produce an insert to store CDs in an A5 Filofax. This was not a challenge I felt able to walk away from.

There may be many reasons you want to keep a CD or DVD in your Filofax:
  • a backup copy of your important files
  • scans of your passports and travel documents
  • photos to be printed when you next visit the print shop

Whatever your reasons, here is a solution. I'd strongly recommend you use quite thick A4 paper for this project, say 90-100gsm. The dimensions of the pocket are quite tight so the CD will not move around too much and tear the paper, but strong paper would make doubly sure.

Here is the template:

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You can download it as an editable Microsoft Publisher file or as a PDF file. If using the PDF be sure to set it to print at full size as explained here.

There's a little cutting, folding and glueing involved. Here's what the final result looks like:

Although it's not clear from the picture, there is a little fold-over tab that keeps the CD safely in its pocket when it is fully inserted.


Giftie Etcetera said...

How do you manage to not make your binder too thick with inserts like this? Dedicated filofax for this stuff?

Ray Blake said...

I don't personally keep CDs in my binder; this template was a request. But I can see the point of keeping one backup DVD in the main binder, or, as wou say, keeping a separate binder for CDs, DVDs and other secure material. I've got a mental image now of an A5 Malden sitting in a safe.

Amanda said...

Hi Ray, Excellent. I need to carry a rescue CD for my PC when travelling. As for data I find that these type of USB ( flat inside the zip pocket of my Cuban Zip. The one I have is a Lacie USB which is probably easier to obtain in UK. It's my Filofax meets Digital solution.

Nikki france said...

This is EXCELLENT, just what I was looking for, and did not know where to start!!!! Naturally I will put pretty design on the front lol
THANK YOU soooooooooo much :))
Nikki XX

Ray Blake said...

I'll expect photos, Nikki.


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