Yeah, header says it all. This post (once again) will be about these LP mailers with “Buffer Zones” and how marvellous corner protection solutions I have come across. For time to time it’s crucial to remind us all how important part secured shipping plays when talking about purchasing vinyl records (especially from abroad).
Let’s start with these awesome mailers I have seen used more and more nowadays. I have added some great examples here (note, mailers on these pictures are used). Feel free to add more examples on comment fields.
Updated on 24.03.2016, added some new mailers on this list
Whiplash LP Mailer (one of the greatest..) and yeah, you can buy these! So sturdy that you can even use this again.
Trouble In Mind Records is using this kind of variation… as great as that Whiplash LP Mailer.
Different kind of solution with these “Buffer Zones” but seems to work pretty well. This one is from BagsUnlimited. Sturdy one.
And here’s another. This is so-called “Frustration-free” mailer and for example Amazon is using these (like many other) and seems that these are not available for public, pity.
These have been popping up lately (my latest purchase from Totem Cat Records came packaged in one of these). Brilliant mailer but I do not recommend using these again without little modification. Available from Planète Disque.
And here’s a great example that Lil Packaging ALSO have mailers with these “Buffer Zones” not only those ones Juno is using (I wrote about that some time ago..). These are available from Lil Packaging.
PG Plastique is offering mailers like this one.
Progress Packaging have these awesome ones. Really like these ones. Page is in german though..
MerchTable is using these…
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Amazon is selling these Pratt LP Mailers & Covers33 also have good ones available.
All These mailers do just what those are designed to do, protect corners of your record’s cover.
But that’s not all, look at these corner protectors I have been receiving along my orders, ain’t these brilliant or what!! For example Rise Above Records is using those ones on the third picture..
Aren’t these awesome! Here’s some places you could check out these closer:
RIVERSIDE PAPER CO. (carton)
and another from AMAZON