original master copies

Do-It-Yourself Cassette Packages

We do the duplication, you do the packaging

SHIPPING INCLUDED IN USA & CANADA

** Real-Time or High-Speed Digital Bin Copies with DIY Packaging **

Express shipping available at additional cost

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Cassette Duplication Packages
Tape Duplication Prices
Duplication type:
Length per side: minutes
Copy :
Cassette shell ( C-0 selection guide here ):
cassette color
 
Blank covers:
Paper labels:
Norelco cases:
 
Test Tape:
Rush: (business days M-F)
Quantity:
Currency ***
Total: ***
Price per Tape:
Total weight: KG

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Blank Covers Option Blank Labels Option Case type

cassette J-Cards

cassette labels

cassette box

For more information about placing an order click here for an instruction sheet.

  For insert card templates, click on the following links:
       

International clients will have to pay their own VAT and customs fees upon reception except in the USA where there is NO TAX.

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Audio Cassette Selection Guide

This DIY package is for you if you want to take care of the J-Card and label printing by yourself. We do the tape loading and duplication, and send you the unprinted J-Card sheets and labels.

NB: these J-Card sheets are 4-up with micro-perforations. If you want clean edges and full bleeds on all sides we would suggest using our printing service instead.

 

  Other Details
 

CURRENCY: Our base is in Canada but most of our customers are outside Canada. This price calculator is based on Canadian dollars and has daily currency updates in USD, GBP, AUD, and Euro. You can pay us in any of those currencies using PayPal (including most credit cards). The default currency on this page is US dollars.

 

MASTERS: For fastest service supply 1 WAV or AIFF file per side.

If you supply individual songs please prefix the names with A01 etc as follows:
A01, A02, A03...A10, A11 etc... for the A side, and B01, B02, B03... B13 etc.. for the B side. It is important to use that "0" in A01, otherwise A10 might come before A1.

Try to supply all tracks at the same sampling rate. You have to tell us if you want to adjust the spaces between the songs. In most cases the files are butted together with no extra space added between songs. In other words, whatever silence you want between songs is already built into the tracks. Very often when MP3 files are supplied, whatever program that was used to create the MP3s adds a fraction of a second of silence at the head and tail of every song. If you have a seamless mix then obviously this will sound pretty amateur with a dropout between the songs, and we all waste a lot of time trying to get it fixed.

PROOFING AUDIO: If we have to compile the tracks, you can request an MP3 proof for approval. This proof cost is $35. We will send you an MP3 of each side for approval. We can proceed AS-IS without a proof. NB: If you supply 1 file per side then there's no need for a proof.

TEST TAPES (audio only): Test tapes will take approximately 1 week to produce. We will then MAIL the test tape to you. Turntime stops while we are waiting for your approval. You can request Express air shipping of the test tape for $25 in North America or $40 overseas.

TEST TAPE WITH GRAPHICS: A printed product sample means we have to do the complete job twice. The cost depends on the product configuration - pad printing and full-bleed O-Cards cost quite a lot to run twice. J-Cards on standard paper and paper labels are not too expensive. Ask your rep for a quote if you feel you need a printed sample before full production.

MASTERING: In-house editing and mastering services are available. One common task is to correct the loudness of the individual songs on compliations. Adjusting spaces, de-essing, high-frequency limiting, filtering, compression, resampling, etc... ask for a quote. Mastering will often allow us to increase the audio loudness on normal bias tape by 3 to 6 dB, or even more if you have a lot of high frequency content. Minimum CAD$80.

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Pad print option : ( NOT OFFERED WITH THIS PACKAGE AT THIS TIME - SEE OUR FULL-SERVICE PACKAGES HERE )


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REAL-TIME DUPLICATION NOTES: With real-time duplication we QC a few seconds of the A side on every cassette, and we do a spot check on the B-sides. We copy both sides of the cassette at the same time, so the starting time of the B side will vary by up to 20 seconds on longer tapes. We can copy each side sequentially and of course this takes more than twice as long so there is an extra fee for this service. Contact your representative for a quote.

 

HIGH-SPEED DUPLICATION NOTES: Our high speed copies are done on a bin loop system directly to reel-to-reel duplicators. If the last tape on a pancake of tape is good, then it is just about 100% guaranteed that every tape is identical. The tape winders cut the tape on a cue tone so the leadin to both sides is precise with around 6 to 10 seconds of blank tape before the program starts. High-speed duplication includes a QC check on 1 tape per pancake.



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J-Cards: These J-Cards come 4-up on a sheet with micro-perfs for easy stripping and folding. The white J-cards are a smooth matte stock, wheras the color J-cards are slightly rougher bristol stock. All can be printed on laser as well as inkjet printers, or even hand drawn.

  O-CARDS - Authentic Cassingle-Style

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We offer pre-scored flat O-Cards on 13 point matte white board and 18 point chipboard (points refer to how thick the board is).

 

  RUSH ORDERS

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Monday to Friday are counted as production days. Rush service does not include shipping time.

Day "0" starts when your material is submitted and payment is made. If you order a test tape then Day "0" starts when you approve the test tape. To save time you can order the Rip to MP3 option. Artwork must be ready to print. If there are any problems with your artwork we may not be able to start any production until you correct it. The cutoff time to enter rush orders is noon. If your material and payment is entered after noon, day "0" will be the next day.

3 day turn means the order should be ready to ship at 4:30 PM after 3 business days. An order placed Monday would be ready to ship Thursday. Contact us if you need faster service.

 

 

See samples on our cassette gallery

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