It’s that time of the year.. Time to talk about proper way to package & ship some vinyl records (actually I’ll link some of my earlier posts here.. but here’s some pics of few latest purchases). Some of you may know my nihilistic opinion about mailers used to ship vinyl records and now is just right time to remind us all how frustrating it’s to receive records packaged/delivered in lousy mailers. This one I received today (amazing record though).Record was shipped […]
Got home from my short vacation and there was this packages waiting for me. Art Zoyd and latest repress of their awesome “Génération Sans Futur” on black vinyl. Nice experimental & avantgarde modern classical album and so on.. but I have something to say about packaging.. once again. Album came shrink-wrapped even though I asked to ship it record and cover separated, well it arrived without seam-splits and I was happy about that. Then I took a closer look and.. one […]
This package is from UK. I picked this up from the Post office about an hour ago. As You can already see, there are some “minor” damages on the corners of the cover.. Mailman (in this case mailwoman) is not the one to blame. I made a deal (years ago) with this lovely lady who delivers our mail, that she just leaves all packages like this on the Post office and I take care of picking those up. She surely […]
Oh, today is the day. Even though it’s not enough that this District 9 special-supermega-deluxe-limitedto100 came for pre-order from Spacelab9 (way too expensive for me) and that John Carpenter deluxe vinyl version from Sacred Bones (skipped that too). Then I got package like this from the mail today. Let these pictures tell their own story.. not looking that bad..yet but now we can see difference compared to those mailers I usually get.. one more just to get this right.. and […]
A picture paints a thousand words. If some one would like to know what is inside this “professional” mailer, just contact me and I’m happy to reveal that. It’s a pity because I really waited this to arrive. After seeing some pictures of already packaged albums on company’s facebook page last week.. I became very worried. Well..
Got that Luke Howard’s album today and it was packaged the way I like, the way I asked it to be packaged. Record was taken out of the cover, wrapped in bubble wrap, secured with carton stiffeners and packaged in mailer with lovely “bumper zones” (securing the corners of the cover). And the record, it turned out to be in perfect condition! The main point is that this package came from Australia to Europe and the record was in perfect […]
Here I’m going to show how you can, at least, pack records for shipping. I know that everyone has their own secret ways but this is minimum what you can do.. 1) Well, here is what we need: mailer, packing tape, bubble wrap, carton stiffeners (carton, cut to size of the record but it’s better cut those cartons little bigger than the cover, choice is yours), some kind of paper knife (Rambo knife and scissors can also do that job) […]
Yep, yep.. got a shipment today.. packed this way. You just can imagine this one travelling over the ocean to Europe from States.. no stiffeners etc.. And I do not even bother uploading pictures of the record I found inside :) Sometimes it goes like this. No, no, no..
This post is about mailers used to send out vinyl records.. from best to worst. This is purely my opinion, feel free to comment if you like.. This is one of the best, with bumber zones to secure corners of the cover.. and another one with bumber zones (love these ones). This is the usual one, most of records comes packed mailers like this.. not that bad (but these do not secure your vinyl enough). And here’s the worst one […]