Upgrade your J-cards to linen cardstock!

 

Looking to add some texture and style to your full-colour printed J-cards? We’ve added a new option to your cassette duplication orders that are sure to dazzle your fans: 100lb linen cover J-cards!

The difference in texture between these linen J-cards and our regular J-cards is immediately recognizable. Linen J-cards look and feel like an aged piece of art, appearing like dried paint on a canvas, while their uncoated finishing leaves them textured to the touch. Our linen J-cards are printed on “Solar White” cardstock. These have a brightness of 97% (read: blindingly bright) which makes all CMYK colours pop right off the page. They’re thicker than regular J-card stock, a whopping 11pt thickness as opposed to 7.5pt. We can print JP0s and JP1s using the linen stock.


“Humanity is a Sinking Ship” by Bricks (Flag Day Recordings)

You can add linen J-cards to your order by special request, just mention it in the ‘notes’ section of your cassette duplication order and we’ll hit you back with a modified quote.

We have other specialty J-card stock available by request. Mention them in the ‘notes’ section and we’ll revise your quote. If you’d like to order only printed J-cards using special paper, send us an email.

• 100lb smooth uncoated text
• 80lb White Enviro uncoated cover
• 12pt white C2S (coated both sides)
• 14pt white C2S (coated both sides )
• 100lb cover stock, smooth finish
• 20lb pink (photocopy paper)
• 20lb blue (photocopy paper)

We’re always looking to help and innovate, so if you have a particular paper stock in mind, or a wild packaging idea, just give us a shout and we’ll figure out the logistics with you!

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New color vinyl albums to package your cassettes!

Vinyl Albums for 1 Cassette Colors
Looking to add some flash to your cassette packaging? Maybe even give your next tape release the deluxe package treatment? You’re in luck– We’ve expanded our selection of Vinyl Albums for Cassette with four new funky colours!

These vinyl albums for cassette hold one tape, resembling classic audiobook packaging. They have an outerlayer film that allows for large trapsheet cover artwork. The size of these albums really makes your cassette stand out in comparison to the classic Norelco case packaging. Dimensions are 7 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ x 9/16″, so in height they’re somewhere in between a DVD and Blu-Ray case, but much shorter in width. They look awesome stacked in a bookshelf!

Inside you have a tray to securely place your audio cassette. There’s also space in the inside cover with enough room to house a booklet, liner notes, or other goodies like pins, patches, or stickers. You can go all out with this packaging! The album snaps closed like a DVD case, keeping all contents safe and secure.

Click here to order Vinyl Albums for Cassette from the online store

In addition to these new colours we still have stock of the classic black or transparent Vinyl Albums for Cassette. Transparent albums allow for double-sided printing on your trapsheet, so you can maximize the artwork and design. These are available for purchase on our cassette duplication calculator for easy ordering. If you wish to combine cassette duplication with any of the colour vinyl albums, just mention it in the ‘notes’ section of your order, and we’ll modify the quote!

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Calendar Cases for Art Prints

Need ways to sell your art prints online or at the merch table? Calendar Cases are a unique solution to storing printed material, allowing you to sell your artwork in durable packaging!

Calendar Cases from Duplication.ca

Calendar Cases are the same size as a CD jewel case, with a slot which holds up to 12 cards or prints. The maximum dimensions for the insert cards are approximately 137mm x 121 mm (5.39″ x 4.73″). They aren’t only designed to hold art, but also to display art! Fold the front panel back to display the top card like a picture frame.

We’re fully equipped to print your artwork for you. We use a 12pt cardstock with digital print, so your artwork will feel durable and look vibrant. Calendar Cards are traditionally used for monthly calendars to be placed on your desk or in your office, so let us know if you need to help designing your inserts or are in need of a calendar template! They’re also great for storage of recipes, index cards, and more.

Calendar Cases from Duplication.ca

You no longer need to deal with the logistics of safely mailing art prints. Using our Calendar Cases avoids the risk of a postal sorting machine or mail carrier bending and tearing your work. Sending out your prints is now as easy as shipping a CD!

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Also available with 12 professionally printed images

We have special deals for those who wish to order wholesale. Get in contact with us!

Maltese Cross Packaging for Cassettes

Maltese Cross Packaging for Cassettes

Maltese Cross packaging for cassettes

As always, Duplication.ca wants to make ordering cassettes a simple and painless process. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our services, and just this week we added a new option to our duplication package: now you can order our awesome Maltese Cross packaging with cassette duplication in one swoop!

Grab Maltese Cross boxes with single or double-sided printing from our Cassingles instant quote page. Let us know the length of your album and choose from dozen of cassette shell colours. You can personalize your tape with pad print, sticker labels, or even our laser engraving services.

Maltese Cross packaging for cassette

Printed on 14pt cardstock, the Maltese Crosses unfurl like a gift box. Closing the packaging back up is a cinch, there’s even a die-cut slit for you to clasp shut the box. Your cassette is safely stored inside the package.

You don’t need to worry about the transport costs, our Cassingles packages come with FREE SHIPPING to the United States and Canada!

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Silkscreen Disc Printing for CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray

Silkscreen disc printing is not only the standard approach to CD graphics, but the best quality print you can get for your album. Compared to inkjet print you’ll see better colour accuracy, waterproof protection so the ink won’t run when wet, and no risk of bleeding or banding. At Duplication.ca we offer a number of silkscreen disc printing options, starting at 1-colour print all the way to full CMYK printing. Have trouble visualizing it? Let’s break it down for you!

1 color silkscreen disc printing

1-Colour Silkscreen

The simplest and most affordable option, ideal for when you’re only interested in text (artist title, album title, tracklisting, whatever you have in mind!) We can print any colour on silver disc, or use a one-colour flood with a silver disc knockout like pictured above.

2 color silkscreen disc printing

2-Colour Silkscreen

This is a good option if you want text or an illustration with a solid colour background. With 2-colour silkscreen you immediately see the advantage over inkjet printing. Solid colour floods without any streaks, and only for pennies more than 1-colour silkscreen. This is the best value silkscreen print option.

3 color silkscreen disc printing

3-Colour Silkscreen

With 3-colour silkscreen you can begin designing much more complex images and illustrations for your CD artwork, without the bleeding you may find with inkjet print.

CMYK + White silkscreen disc printing

CMYK + White Silkscreen

If you want to print a photo image, CMYK is the way to go. First thing we do is add a white flood so every colour can pop off the disc. From there we have no limitations, we can print press photos or any design you’d like, just like a major label release.

Now that you know more about the silkscreen process, we leave the choice to you. No matter which option you choose you will receive professional quality silkscreen printing from our dedicated and eagle-eyed technicians. For designing tips you can check out our silkscreen tutorial page. If you have further questions simply email us, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Click here to view our CD replication calculator and receive an instant quote on your order

Country of Origin labels for cassettes, CDs, vinyl, and print

Duplication.ca Canadian cassette manufacturing

If you are an American artist or label ordering media from Duplication.ca, you need to know about Country of Origin regulations! It can save you a lot of time, stress, and even money.

In short, manufactured media and print exported to the United States need to have the Country of Origin clearly marked on the packaging. This covers cassettes, CDs, vinyl, books, and more. Duplication.ca is a Canadian manufacturer, thus we highly recommend that “Manufactured in Canada” or “Made in Canada” appear on the artwork.

Noise Drone Repeat - Made in Canada

Typically this is placed on the back of the package, but it can be anywhere on the case as long as it’s visible from the outside. Please note that the Country of Origin has to appear on each individual unit, not the shipping container or box.

The country of origin is required not only when we ship to you, it is also required when you ship to distributors, and especially if you try to cross a border with the product in your vehicle. If you don’t put the country of origin, your product could be stopped at the border and you would be responsible for all transport and labelling expenses to apply labels to the product.

One could make the argument with American customs that an order of 25 cassettes is not for resale. However, if you’re ordering hundreds of CDs or vinyl, we strongly urge you to add “Made in Canada” to the artwork. These are not shipping fees you will want to pay for twice.

We also offer “Manufactured in Canada” stickers to place on the cases.

Girls Like Gum - Made in Canada

The United Kingdom does not require a Country of Origin, but some countries other than the United States may. We recommend you do your research if you are ordering from overseas, and see what your country of residence requires when importing media and printed goods.

That’s all you need to do to make sure there are no surprises from the border. As always, shipping to the United States is FREE when you order cassette duplication. Click here for more info and an instant quote!

 

Audio cassette sticker label guide

Sticker labels are an excellent choice for audio cassettes if you want to show off a killer design in vivid colours. Something to keep in mind when graphic designing is that our stickers aren’t one size fits all, we actually have a few models to choose from. Some mesh better with certain cassette shells than others. Here’s an overview of our different cassette label templates to make your next cassette duplication order even easier!

STANDARD WHITE

These smooth labels have diagonal corners on the top with rounded corners on the bottom. In addition to the regular matte stock is a high gloss version which gives your colours an extra shine. Our 12-up sheets (which is to say 12 labels per page) allow for full bleed, so you can make your images extra large to ensure no artwork will be cut off at the printers.

SQUARE BOTTOM CORNERS

These are similar to the Standard White labels, but instead of rounded corners they have square corners at the bottom. These do not allow for full bleed, so if you’re not careful with your home printing you may find that some of the artwork at the bottom of the label may appear at the top due to a shaky printer. For this reason we suggest using solid colour backgrounds, like the Mothra Stewart tape above (great band name.)

We have a variety of Square Bottom Corner labels! All of them are available on the cassette duplication calculator:
Glossy White Square Bottom
Brown Kraft
Clear Labels
Solid Colour labels

Ezekiel Tha Prophet

FOUR ROUNDED CORNERS (CL4RC)

Pretty self-explanatory, all four of the corners are rounded! They’re printed on matte paper, giving a visceral texture to your cassette. The labels are full bleed, so you need not worry when designing your artwork!

Visit our website to download sticker label templates and get designing!


Which label is right for your cassette?

Chum Out

All you have to do is look at the cassette shell! For example, the Chum Out cassette above is using our ‘Old Computer’ shell, which has beveled style frame. The frame cuts diagonally on the top corners, meaning that you will want to use either our Standard White or Square Bottom Corner style labels.

CL4RC02 Concrete Coloured Paint

Meanwhile, our black cassette shells have rounded corners across the edges, so you’re safe to use the Four Rounded Corners sticker labels without worrying about overlap! Of course, you could use the Standard White labels with this style of shell as well, it’s just a matter of personal preference.


If you have questions about particular shells, don’t hesitate to send us an email, we want to make cassette duplication as smooth of an experience as possible for you. Make sure to check out the cassette selection guide for high-res pictures of our cassette shells.

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Want to print them yourself? Buy blank sticker labels through the online store

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

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

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.

Our factory direct CD/DVD manufacturing keep your costs low!

Factory direct CD pressing and printing

Factory direct means no third party involvement and no outsourcing. Duplication.ca keeps costs low to make ordering easier for musicians and clients. Check out our awesome CD duplication and replication packages, as well as our DVD manufacturing services for competitive prices with quick turnaround!

Check out this awesome tour of our printing facilities in Scarborough, Ontario!

CD pressing with dozens of packaging options from Duplication.ca
Dual-layer DVD pressing from Duplication.ca