First and foremost, I apologize if this topic has been posted several times. The limited amount of searching I did didn't bring up any clear answers as which would be best.
My opinion on what I've read-
CDs: Easy to keep together when a company has several applications to a specific job, and everything- cover letter, portfolio, and resume, will always be together. The bad thing about CDs I've learned is that you can't exactly pass it around to people at a table to show them as well, as if you had printed out the pages.
Printed Pages: As I just stated, they're good for passing around a table and showing others the work... if there was a team that decided (rather than solely the art director) on who and who not to call after reviewing their portfolio and resume. However, things get separated easily- resume, cover letter, and portfolio. This can be remedied by putting all of your contact information on the back of the pages, though.
My question is, which is better overall? I know the most common response will probably be "Depends on the employer and their specifications." What about those companies that don't specify, though?
Any help would be most appreciated!