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.

Order cassette duplication with sticker labels and receive FREE SHIPPING to the United States and Canada

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

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!

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

The Duplication.ca Guide to Cassette Box Sets and Double Cassettes

Double cassette cases at Duplication.ca

Do you have an album so big that one cassette alone could not possibly handle it? Double cassette releases are always exciting, but how do you go about packaging them? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

Wet Tuna, released by Baked Tapes

Triple cassette box available from Duplication.ca

Multi-Cassette Box

This sleek design works like a Norelco case with the two cassettes sitting side-by-side. Its longer length makes it size comparable to that of a CD case, making it easy to store and easy on the eyes. An extra large double-sided J-card allows you to go nuts with the artwork, pack in as much detail and information as possible!

View the double cassette boxes on the online store

Our triple cassette boxes are even longer in length but keep the same width. Unlike the double cassette boxes they do not have posts.

Click here for triple cassette boxes

"MTL Tapes" released by La Cohu and packaged in a Triple Cassette Album from Duplication.ca

Cassette Albums

If you’re a fan of the classic audio book packaging style, look no further than our cassette albums. These packages contain a transparent wraparound film for you to slip in a larger trapsheet in lieu of a J-card. We even have albums that hold up to EIGHT CASSETTES, if you can believe it.

View our wide selection of cassette albums here

Disso Vol. One

Double Norelcos

Double Norelcos are exactly as they sound– two Norelcos joined at the hip! They open on both sides “butterfly style,” meaning it facilitates two J-cards. This is perfect for releasing two separate albums that require different artwork in one package.

Click here to order Double Norelcos

If you’re planning a run of 100 units or more, take advantage of our special offer. 100pcs for $60 CAD / $45.50 USD!

Double cassette slipcase by Duplication.ca

Printed Slipcases

Last, but certainly not least, we have our cardboard slipcases. These 15pt boxes can hold up to four cassettes with Norelco cases, which make them ideal for career retrospectives. They’re printed and assembled in-house, so not only do they go under our rigorous quality control, but we pass the manufacturer-direct savings on to you.

Take a look at our Printed Slipcases options

At Duplication.ca, no cassette release is too big or too small for us to handle! Don’t forget that in addition to great packaging and printing solutions, we offer high-quality cassette duplication services so your cassettes sound amazing on any stereo. Free shipping to the United States and Canada!

DUPLICATION.CA HAS A QUICK 4-WEEK TURNAROUND TIME FOR CASSETTES!

FM Attack - "New World" cassette duplicated at Duplication.ca

Sometimes the hardest part of recording and designing your latest cassette release is the waiting! It’s tough standing by the door, watching the mail carrier walk by your apartment with no packages in hand. At Duplication.ca we do everything we can to get your cassettes shipped as quickly as possible while not compromising the quality of our recording, printing, and packaging. We’re proud to be able to lower our standard turnaround time to an estimated 4 weeks before shipping! The standard shipping cost remains the same: FREE to the United States and Canada!

If you’re about to leave on tour or you’re just too excited to wait, we have a variety of rush options which guarantee that your cassettes will be out the door or ready for pick-up in a matter of days. Choose from 15 business days all the way to our ultra quick 5 business day turnaround.

Hot tip: if you want to ensure your cassettes will be put into production immediately, double check your audio and artwork files and upload them when you place your order! We only begin production once all the files have arrived and are ready for processing.

Click here to place your cassette order and receive your tapes in a matter of weeks!

Hot Cassette Shell Colors for Summer Releases

ED. (Elektric Dreams) Pool Party cassette duplicated by Duplication.ca

 

When it comes to summer activities like barbecuing in the backyard, floating in the pool, or chilling in the park, you’ve gotta have your jams by your side. At Duplication.ca we’ll make your cassettes look as hot as they sound! Here are some awesome cassette shell colour suggestions for you to duplicate the hottest summer album or mixtape!

Blue tinted with square hubs cassette tape shell by Duplication.ca

Blue Tinted w/ Square Hubs
Normal-bias • Tabs out • Red leaders • Soft window

Calm like a blue ocean, this is a great shell for you to slow down R&B cuts and create a killer vapor beat. Just don’t bring your tape deck too close to the tide.

Silver platinum mirror cassette tape shell by Duplication.ca

Platinum Silver
Normal-bias • Tabs in • Clear leaders

The type of cassette for when you’re decked out and ready to party all night. It’s the visual equivalent of Diamond in the Back by Curtis Mayfield. Your cassette deck will never look classier!

Yellow cassette tape shell by Duplication.ca

Feel Good Yellow
Normal-bias • Tabs out • Red leaders

Really, this tape is what summer is all about: kicking it with friends, good vibes, and forgetting that you have work tomorrow until it’s too late. Pop it into your 4-track and record an improvised jangle pop demo with your buds.

Fire engine red tint cassette tape shell by Duplication.ca
Scorching Red Tinted
Normal-bias • Tabs out • White frosted leaders

If you really want to turn up the heat, try out these red tinted tapes. When placed against a light source they look like smouldering molten lava. Pairs well with 100mph convertible synthwave tracks and Chromatics-style disco guitar.

Glitter cassette tape shells by Duplication.ca

Glitter Tapes
Normal-bias • Tabs out • Leader colours vary

Whether it’s Fourth of July, Canada Day, or any opportunity where you can shoot off fireworks and keep your neighbours up all night, let it be soundtracked by our glitter shells. We have a wide variety of glitter colours— red, blue, white, green, silver, gold, and some of them all mixed together!


Hotel Pools - Fall '18 cassette tape duplicated by Duplication.ca

Feeling inspired? Take a look around our cassette duplication page for more packaging options and shell colours! We duplicate our cassettes with a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz, meaning no bass slap or squealing synth will be spared.

Click here for an instant quote and to receive FREE SHIPPING to the United States and Canada

If you’re looking for blank tapes for home duplication or to put together the best BBQ mixtape anyone has ever heard, then head over to our online shop. We load blank cassettes to your exact desired audio length and with your choice of colour.

Visit our Blank Cassettes page today

Introducing Voice-Grade Blank Cassettes

Blank tapes / Blank cassettes from Duplication.ca
Our blank cassette services need no introduction. We load the blank tapes to your custom length and offer a variety of awesome coloured shells, from completely transparent to a shimmering gold. Our Super Ferro normal-bias tape allows for a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz, and if you need an extra boost in bass and noise floor, we have a high-bias chrome option fulfill your audiophile needs. With that said, variety is a key component of Duplication.ca, so we’re proud to offer a budgetary option for those looking to release their audio on cassette.

Introducing our Voice-Grade custom loaded blank cassettes! This economical tape is best used for spoken word recordings, as its volume output is 4 to 5db quieter than normal-bias, but is also useable with music. Like our other blank tape options, we will load the cassette to your exact desired audio length, and you have a wide variety of funky shell colours to choose from.

Ideal for comedy releases, spoken word, poetry, podcast Patreon gifts, art installations, lofi music, folk, ambient, and anything else with a quiet recording range!

Click here to receive an instant quote on blank Voice-Grade cassettes!

AAAMYY Etcetra EP manufactured at Duplication.ca

Make sure to poke around the online store for everything else you need for a cassette release. Cassette casessticker labelsprinted J-cards— we’ve got it all!