Duplication.ca will ship your pre-orders for you!

Duplication.ca mailing services

Save Time and a Trip to the Post Office

The fun part of running a record label is the curation, design, meeting talented artists, and watching the orders roll in. The not-so-fun-part? Packing boxes and making trips to the post office. Fortunately Duplication.ca has an awesome service exclusive to our clients: Bulk Mail Order & Distribution.

The way it works is that when you place your media duplication order (be it cassette, CD, vinyl, DVD, etc.), you can go ahead and begin taking pre-orders from your fans. Once your order is ready to ship, send us your pre-order list and we’ll ship them out to your individual clients with a tracking number, arriving within 14 days. That way your fans won’t have to wait for you to receive your new album, package them in individual mailers, and make your way to the post office. You’ll have peace of mind that we’re taking care of the heavy lifting, and you can monitor its movement with your tracking number.

Here’s our prices per individual shipment:

Shipping to the United States
12″ Vinyl: $7.25 USD
7″ Vinyl: $7 USD
Cassette: $5.75 USD
CD: $5.75 USD
DVD/Blu-Ray: $6.35 USD

Shipping to Canada
12″ Vinyl: $15.83 CAD
7″ Vinyl: $14.34 CAD
Cassette: $12.69 CAD
CD: $12.69 CAD
DVD/Blu-Ray: $13.44 CAD

All you have to do is let us know that you’d like us to take care of the pre-order shipments when placing a new order. Once your order is complete we’ll contact you and take a tally of all the pre-order purchases you have in queue. We can get your product anywhere in the US or Canada quickly and safely, with a minimum of logistics. Every aspect of the mailing is handled in our warehouse, including mailers, labels, shipping, tracking, and storage. We can also accomodate international orders and bulk mailing to distros/record stores, just send us an email for custom pricing.

Check out our CD Pressing, Cassette Duplication, and Vinyl services at Duplication.ca

Double cassette album packaging now available

Double cassette albums from Duplication.ca

Are you releasing an album that’s just too big to fit on a single cassette? Maybe you want to package two albums together as a special edition? Duplication.ca has you covered.

Introducing Double Album Cases for Audio Cassette

Audio Cassette Double Album Case, Black, Polypropylene from Duplication.caAudio Cassette Double Album Case, White, Polypropylene from Duplication.ca

Available in black or white, these double album cases snuggly fit two audio cassette shells. The album snaps closed and has an outer overlay film allowing you to slip in a graphic trapsheet for large-scale artwork. They’re made out of sturdy polypropylene, making them crack resistant despite its lightweight design. There’s even enough space inside to fit a booklet!

Grab them for only $0.38 USD each!

Sangre De La Luna duplicated and packaged by Duplication.ca

We also have single album cases, available in black or transparent editions (the latter allows for double-sided artwork.) Grab them individually in our online store or add them to your duplication order and receive FREE SHIPPING to the United States and Canada!

USB Cassettes: digital music with an analog design

USB cassettes from Duplication.ca

USB CASSETTES
DIGITAL MUSIC WITH AN ANALOG DESIGN

Do you love the retro aesthetic of audio cassettes but need modern digital merch for your fans? Then revolutionize your merch table with our USB Cassettes! These USB drives are the same shape and size as regular audio cassettes, but with a moveable thumb drive that comes out of the bottom. At 8GB of space you can load it up with over 1,000 MP3s, 1080p video, FLAC files, PDFs, or any other data. We can supply larger drives on custom orders.

Click here to learn more about USB Cassettes

Best of all, you can personalize your USB Cassette with cassette cases, J-cards, pad print, and even full-colour UV flatbed printing. Now you can finally turn your digital release into a physical object for your fans!

USB cassettes with full packaging from Duplication.ca USB cassettes with full packaging from Duplication.ca

Order USB cassettes today

Want to customize your order? Send us an email and we’ll supply a quote!

Best Cassettes of 2019: Duplication.ca Staff Picks

Best audio cassette tapes of 2019 from Duplication.ca

2019 has been wall to wall audio cassettes for the Duplication.ca team. We’re non-stop duplicating, printing, and packaging audio cassettes, to the point that we’ve been dreaming in high-bias. With so many jammers on high-rotation at the production facilities and Toronto’s Dupe Shop, to pick an absolute favourite of the thousands of cassettes we’ve duplicated in the past 12 months is an impossibility. But man did we try. Here’s our staff picks of just some of our favourite cassettes of the year.


Equip - Cursebreaker X duplication by Duplication.ca

Josh’s pick (Production, Toronto)
Equip – “Cursebreaker X” c32

Cursebreaker X is the latest album from Chicago synth/vaporwave artist Equip (Kevin Hein). This album is the full realization of the performance and musical aesthetics, culminating in a new stage costume including a Unicorn horn, cape and glowing Cursed Sword. It takes you for an immediate ride into a fictional RPG bringing in inspiration from Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy and Secret of Mana, fleshing out castles, valleys and skies with styles of Progressive rock, synthwave and Ambience compositions. Available exclusively at the legendary 100% Electronicon 2 festival, now just a myth. Break the Curse!


Sacred Bones Record Society - Robert Eggers mixtape, manufactured by Duplication.ca

Ashly’s pick (sales, Montreal)
Robert Eggers – “Sacred Bones Record Society mixtape” c60

Working as a companion piece to Eggers’ truly incredible horror film The Lighthouse (one of the best films of the year), this mixtape is a lobster trap of sea shanties, tales of shipwrecks, and isolation induced madness. May cause nautical hallucinations, siren calls, and flooding.


Oppression - Le coeur plein de rage, manufactured by Duplication.ca

Samm’s pick (Pad Print, Montreal)
Oppression – “Le coeur plein de rage” c33

Lo-fi, tough, and scummy black metal from the basements of Montreal’s east end, blending into post-punk and oi territory seamlessly. No real internet presence, email directly for a copy.


DJ Speedsick - Nothing Lasts, manufactured by Duplication.ca

Fae’s pick (Production, Montreal)
DJ Speedsick – “Nothing Lasts” c48

Harsh as Hell techno, heavy and soaking in mixer feedback. Imagine if the blood rave scene from Blade set up a residency in the midwest, and then make it a bit grimier.


Odd Person - The Flowers of Arcadia, manufactured by Duplication.ca

Ryan’s pick (Dupe Shop, Toronto)
Odd Person – “The Flowers of Arcadia” c30

The sounds of the rainforest dropped in the middle of electronic compositions. Mallets and percussions emphasize your surroundings as living, breathing ecosystems. These deeply engrossing new age arrangements serve as a healing potion for the cold edges of city life. Recommended if you dig Spencer Clark!


Robert Glasper, Fuck Yo Feelings, manufactured by Duplication.ca

Denise’s pick (Manager, Montreal)
Robert Glasper – “Fuck Yo Feelings” c84

Nearly filling up a c90 tape, the Fuck Yo Feelings mixtape is STACKED with guest appearances with legends like Herbie Hancock and new school maestros such as Denzel Curry. Robert Glasper delivers on his unique style of jazz and hip hop fusion, exactly what you’d expect after his work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly.


CFCF - Liquid Colours cassette

Rob’s pick (Marketing Coordinator, Montreal)
CFCF – “Liquid Colours” c44

A revisionist look at corporate y2k-era IDM and jungle music, tailor made to soundtrack your Calvin Klein purchases, or day at the relaxation spa, or even choosing your souped-up car in a Sega Dreamcast game. Conceptually fascinating, sonically amazing. Somewhere between KLF’s ideological use of sampling and vaporwave’s critique of capitalism in the music industry lands Liquid Colours, a guide through consumerism in a pre-9/11 world.


Real World - The Language of My Life is Written in Blood, manufactured by Duplication.ca

Garret’s pick (Dupe Shop, Toronto)
Real World – “The Language of My Life is Written in Blood” c8

Viscous death metal, not for the faint of heart. Brutal riffs that will pummel your eardrums like a heavy weight to a punching bag.

Available at the Dupe Shop


The amount of talent that comes through the Duplication.ca production line is simply incredible. From hip-hop to black metal, from new wave to no wave, and from vapor to the occasional field recordings of glacier movements, we’re happy to boast that we’ve treated each tape with the attention and care it deserved. Can’t wait to hear what you all have in store for 2020! We hope you get to use your holiday break as an opportunity to cram your friends into a jam space and churn out a killer c20.

In the meantime take a look at our cassette duplication calculator for tons of packaging options, cassette shell colours, and FREE SHIPPING to the United States and Canada!

Happy holidays, tape heads!

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.

Receive bonus points from blank tapes and exchange them for gift certificates!

Receive free Duplication.ca items just by shopping at Duplication.ca!
When you order blank tapes you earn bonus points, one per individual tape. You can convert those points into a gift certificate to use on anything at the online store! That includes cassette casesprinted CD jackets, or vintage tapes, just to name a few.

All you have to is enter My Account and click on the Bonuses tab. Convert your points into a certificate, spend it on whatever you need for your next DIY release. You can even gift to a friend for any special occasion!

We’ll be adding bonus points to more items in the shop soon, so keep your eyes peeled. 

Order blank tapes with your choice of shell colour and length today!

Cassette Store Day sale: save 15% off cassette duplication orders!

Cassette duplication sale from Duplication.ca for Cassette Store Day 2019

Cassette Store Day is coming up, and we’re going to celebrate it in style at Toronto’s only cassette boutique, the Dupe Shop! We’re aiming for wall-to-wall stock of brand new cassettes, so we set up a fantastic limited time deal to make cassette duplication even cheaper.

Order fully packaged cassette duplication by September 8th and receive 15% off your order! In exchange we’ll stock up to 5% of your order quantity (or minimum 3 tapes) at the Dupe Shop to sell during Cassette Store Day 2019.*

All you have to do is add the coupon code CSD2019 at checkout and we will manually adjust the 15% discount upon receiving the order. Beyond that, it’s the same great cassette duplication service, including high-quality recording and FREE SHIPPING to the United States and Canada.

Click here to pick from dozens of shell colours, packaging options, and save 15% off cassette duplication!

*Eligible orders must comprise of duplication and packaging, including cover artwork. Dupe Shop stock quantity will be added to your total amount (i.e. if you order 100 cassettes, you will receive all 100 cassettes and we will duplicate an additional 5 for the Dupe Shop.) You will not be charged for the additional Dupe Shop quantity. All leftover items from Cassette Store Day 2019 will remain as sellable stock. Discount will be applied before taxes and shipping. Discount cannot be combined with any other sale or deal.

Tupperwave duplicated and packaged by Duplication.ca

We’ll be partying hard at the Dupe Shop all Cassette Store Day, keep an eye on your on the Facebook and Instagram pages for announcements!

The Dupe Shop
1185 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Ontario

August 2019 Cassette Round-Up

Up in Canada there are only so many months that are optimal for picnics in the park, long hikes, and hanging out on balconies. Fortunately we’re in the thick of it now, and our outdoorsy activities have been soundtrack by some truly stellar music we discovered through cassette duplication orders and stocked at Toronto’s Dupe Shop. Here are a few standouts from the past month!

Veach - Quiet People Other Places

Veach – “Quiet People Other Places” c46

This is a choice cassette to pluck off the shelf during a rainy day. Side-length longform tracks consisting of guitar strums and pads rotating in and out via modular synthesis. Relaxing and meditative, it’ll make you feel pretty good about being cooped up for the afternoon.


Various Artists - VLSC Vol. 1 cassette

Various Artists – “VLSC Vol. 1” c76 

A wide-ranging look at Atlanta’s club scene. Features some heavy hitting deconstructed techno, juke, Balearic house, and even some acid. All good compilations act as a gateway, VLSC Vol. 1 serves as a worthy introduction to the electronic south.


French Vanilla - How Am I Not Myself? cassette

French Vanilla – “How Am I Not Myself?” c32 

Upbeat contemporary post-punk with some killer squeaky no wave saxophone to drive it over the edge. In the same ballpark as the self-titled B-52s LP and Girls At Our Best without the UK falsetto. Great tape if you like feeling funky and tough at the same time!


Nighttime - Hand in the Dark cassette

Nighttime – “Hand in the Dark” c42

Soft but powerful vocals that reverberate along lakes and marshes. Haunting like UK folk horror productions, and reminiscent of the 60s psychedelic folk movement. If you liked Midsommar (and how could you not!?) you’ll like the vibe of this cassette.


CFCF - Liquid Colours cassette

CFCF – “Liquid Colours” c44 

A revisionist look at corporate y2k-era IDM and jungle music, tailor made to soundtrack your Calvin Klein purchases, or day at the relaxation spa, or even choosing your souped-up car in a Sega Dreamcast game. Conceptually fascinating, sonically amazing. Serious album of the year contender.


Want to see what other awesome albums make their way through Duplication.ca? Follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook, we’re posting amazing looking cassettes everyday!

There are a ton of cassette shell colour and packaging options over at our cassette duplication calculator. We duplicate in high-speed or HiFi real-time with superb quality assurance to make sure your tapes sound great.

Check out our cassette duplication calculator for an instant quote and FREE SHIPPING to the United States and Canada!

Black Cassette Shells Back in Stock!

Tab-in black cassette shells from Duplication.ca

We’ve restocked on black cassette shells!

The classic black cassette is back at Duplication.ca. These shells are normal-bias with a 5-screw design and light red leaders. Now choose between tab-in or tab-out models!

Tab-in and tab-out black cassette shells from Duplication.ca

If you’re the DIY type, grab our blank tab-in cassettes from the online shop to get started with your home duplication setup. Is professional dubbing your thing? Then check out our cassette duplication page for tons of design options, an instant quote, and most importantly, free shipping to the United States and Canada!

Black cassette shells with pad print from Duplication.ca

Summer Sale! 15% off everything in the online store until July 21st 2019

We’re on Summer Mode at the Duplication.ca offices! The sun and fresh air has us in such a good mood we thought we’d celebrate with an old fashioned summer sale. Use the coupon code summervacation to save 15% off anything on the online store! Sale ends Sunday July 21st at 11:59 PM EST.

Egg Shell colour cassettes at Duplication.ca

So excited that you don’t know where to begin? How about our hottest sellers, our blank tapes! These cassettes are loaded with normal-bias tape, or chrome tape for the audiophiles who want that extra boost in volume or quality. There are dozens of colours to choose from, including the brand new Egg Shell model pictured above! Blank tapes are perfect for the DIY aficionados who don’t mind spending time manually recording on their living room tape decks.

Red tinted Norelco cassette tape cases from Duplication.ca

Next up is our huge selection of cassette cases! At Duplication.ca you’ll find a wide variety of classic Norelco cases, which come in an assortment of opaque and tinted colours, now including Red Tint. If you’re working on a box set, try our double-Norelco cases or even our fully printed slipcases. DIY-heads can grab blank O-cards to design at home!

Blank CD-Rs and DVD-Rs from Duplication.ca

We don’t just specialize in audio cassettes, Duplication.ca is the place to go for blank media and to find the highest quality CD-R and DVD-R discs on the market. You can find replacement Jewel Casesblank Digipaks, and tons of printed cardboard sleeves and packages for your band’s next release.

Foldover printed 12" jackets on digital and offset at Duplication.ca

Speaking of printing, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to provide the music community with printed vinyl jackets that are both high quality and won’t break the bank. Check out our 12″ record jackets, printed on full colour CMYK at a whopping 24pt thick using our offset press. We also print innersleeves so you can keep your records in good (and stylish) condition. Not to mention our replacement polysleeves and mailers, perfect for record collectors and resellers.

Don’t forget to use the coupon code summervacation to save 15% on your next order! The sale ends on Sunday July 21st at 11:59 PM EST.

Discount applied before taxes and shipping. Sale code applies to online store purchases only. Cannot be combined with any other discount.