About George

George Frehner started the company in 1989 with a small handful of real-time cassette duplicators, and quickly grew into the expanding CD pressing business as well as vinyl pressing and blank media supplies for recording studios and DIY publishers.

Creating Pad-Print and Laser Engraving Art Using Canva

If you need to create artwork using an online design service like Canva, here’s how you can go about it.

Our platemaker and Laser engraver operates at 1000 pixels per inch so we’ve created the pad print and laser engraving template as 5 x 5 inches with 1000 ppi resolution (5000 x 5000 pixels). The template files are found on our template page. For Canva you will need the JPG template like this one.

​In Canva you can create a document of 5000 x 5000 pixels, then import this template image and resize it to fill the entire canvas. Your cassette art must be done only in BLACK, no colors. Change the transparency of the template to see what you’re doing.

When you’re done, delete the template image, and then download the art.

Endless Tapes

Endless tapes are special cassettes made with a loop of tape that repeats forever. We have various lengths in stock ranging from 20 seconds to 12 minutes.

You’ll notice there are no sprockets on the hubs. The tape is driven by the capstan motor and pinch roller.


Some of our customers make their own endless tapes from ordinary cassettes. Check out Amulets

New Products Nov 4th 2017

Clear laser labels restocked and price reduction
Red cassette labels
red fluorescent labels (hazard orange)
White Gloss laser labels restock and huge price reduction 50% off
green paper sleeves for 7″
brown kraft inner sleeves for 7″ vinyl
gold inner sleeves for 7″ vinyl
Cassette hub locks
Colour CD sleeves 100-pack

Adjusting The Speed of Your Cassette Deck

Every cassette deck runs at a slightly different speed. The tolerance of a machine made in 1990 when brand new was 0.5% to 2%. After 25+ years, it is pretty sure that your 25 year old machine needs new belts and a speed calibration. An exception could be made for machines with direct drive capstan motors. Very few machines had direct-drive capstans because they were very expensive.

How to adjust the speed of cassette decks
Many cassette decks have a hole in the back of the capstan motor. This hole is usually covered by a rubber shroud, and you can insert a small jeweler’s screwdriver  to connect with a potentiometer which allows adjustment of the speed. This adjustment is often very sensitive and it’s difficult to get a very precise and stable speed – a very small adjustment can result in a huge speed variance. Better decks might have an adjustment potentiometer on the PC board which allows a much more precise setting of the speed.

We offer a test tape containing a 440Hz A tone and a 3150 Hz tone to assist in setting the speed of your cassette deck.