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  • Running out of record sleeves, what's best new productin?

    Years back I bought a lot of record sleeves (LP) but I'm just about through them. Any recommendations on what is the best of the current production record sleeves?

  • #2
    inner, outer or both?
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    • Rust
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      Inner

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    I like the Sleeve City Ultimate Audiophile inners because they are supported on both sides by paper, and lined, and have a label cut out. They aren't cheap but they aren't crazy expensive, either. You can buy them through Sleeve City directly, and there is often a discount code; they are also sold on Amazon if you have Prime, you get free schlepping.
    All of the current standard production are fine- the Chad "rice paper type" fancy ones, the MoFi's (which had an issue a few years ago with residue, now solved, it was apparently a bad production run); I wouldn't mind finding a source for plain paper, poly lined, label cut out without the glossy outer finish or heavy logo'ing of the Sleeve City.* I don't think I have any MoFi to hand, but if you want me to send you a couple samples of the Chad and Sleeve City ones, to see what you think, send me a PM with your address. No charge.
    PS: Myles wrote an updated article on the subject which was published within the last year or so. I also wrote about how I separate everything into poly/mylar jackets, and sleeve the record outside of the jacket as p/o a "sandwich" to avoid the friction (and wear and tear) of getting a sleeved record in and out of its jacket.

    *Sleeve City apparently sells these too, a few cents cheaper than the "Ultimate Audiophile"- I may try some, though I am reluctant to lose the credential.

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    • Long Live Analog
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      +1 on the Sleeve City Ultimate Audiophile sleeves

  • #4
    I like the MoFi sleeves.
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    • #5
      back in the day I woud buy nitty gritty inner sleeves in bulk by the thousands , it was poly lined with a paper outers with a see through cut out for the label. in those days i used to trade rarities and 'spensive vinyl and no one complained. I had a few hundred left over that are 20+ years old and they still looked fresh and new, I just finished using them up.

      I like the sleeves Bill uses, they're like the MoFi ones by a different name. none of these companies actually make their own, they're private labeled by a handful of mfrs. I am digging the Sleeve City ultimate outer sleeves that are like 2.5 mils thick, a really nice product

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      • #6
        Myles - https://www.bagsunlimited.com/c-165-paper-sleeves.aspx

        I got a bunch of acid free 78 sleeves from them, decent product selection and prices.

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        • #7
          They are not cheap but the rice paper sleeves sold by Todd Garfinkle at MA are my inner of choice. Don't get them if you state the LPs inside the sleeves though. Sleeves City has good options for inner and outer sleeves in all price ranges.
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          • #8
            Originally posted by Beaur View Post
            They are not cheap but the rice paper sleeves sold by Todd Garfinkle at MA are my inner of choice. Don't get them if you state the LPs inside the sleeves though. Sleeves City has good options for inner and outer sleeves in all price ranges.
            also my favorite. To me they are the only inner sleeve which is truly static free. Records just seem to stay dirt and dust free. Yes expensive. I use them for my treasured LPs. The rest get MoFi.

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            • Rust
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              I may be having a senior moment, what is MA and do they have a have a web site? Jeez, maybe I don't need another scotch....

          • #9
            MA Recoedings is a record company run by Todd Garfinkle. Besides the sleeves they make some of the best recordings going, and when put out an LP I make it my business to get it.

            https://www.marecordings.com/
            Turntable: - 1. Fairchild 750/OMA slate plinth
            2. Analog Engineering AE-2008 MinusK support.
            Tonearm: 1. Schroder Custom
            2. Schick 12"
            3. Abis SA-1
            Cartridge: Miyajima Kansui and Premium BE Mono
            PhonoPre: AprilSound LR, EMIA Strain Gauge, EMIA silver SUT
            CD: Wadia 860x
            Server: Innuos Zen Mini Mk3
            DAC: Computer Audio Design 1543 Mk2
            Preamp: Bent Audio TAP-X w silver autoformers
            Amplifier: AprilSound SET50 monoblocks
            Speaker: Pioneer PAX-30C

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            • #10
              Originally posted by Beaur View Post
              MA Recoedings is a record company run by Todd Garfinkle. Besides the sleeves they make some of the best recordings going, and when put out an LP I make it my business to get it.

              https://www.marecordings.com/
              Addendum to Paper or Plastic? Vinyl's Final Resting Place - MA Recordings Record Inner Sleeves
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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              • #11
                Originally posted by Rust View Post
                Years back I bought a lot of record sleeves (LP) but I'm just about through them. Any recommendations on what is the best of the current production record sleeves?
                http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue38/lp_sleaves.htm
                Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                ________________________________________

                -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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