Labels & Packaging

  • What is the difference between jackets and gatefolds?

    Vinyl record jackets are single sleeve printed squares with full-colour printing on the exterior. The record is first placed in a paper or plastic sleeve and then slips into the printed jacket prior to shrink wrapping. Most records you buy off the shelf are packaged this way. However, a gatefold opens like a birthday card and has two printed panels on the inside. The final package is essentially two jackets connected by a spine, and as such they can hold up to 2 records. Gatefold packages offer a lot more real estate for your artwork so the end result can be quite stunning.

  • Can I request a custom package for my vinyl release?

    Absolutely! Just supply us with a mock up or completed artwork and we can create a custom die for your 7 inch, 10 inch or 12 inch packaging idea.

  • What finishes do you offer on printed packaging?

    Our recommended finish on any paper stock packaging option is an aqueous (water-based) coating. Just about every record jacket you’ll find in a store is finished this way. We also encourage it because it’s the most eco-friendly option. In addition to an aqueous coating, we offer a matte finish which gives a softer, muted look. We also offer a UV gloss finish which results in a very shiny appearance, and there’s always the option to leave your packaging uncoated.

  • Do you offer poly bags or clear plastic sleeves for record orders?

    Yes. We do both. Talk to us about either of these options.