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There are a handful of options when it comes to sleeves for your vinyl records. The basic and least expensive are black or white paper sleeves. A great item when you're on a tighter budget. A step up in price are the poly-lined sleeves. These also come in black or white. The poly-lined sleeves have a very thin layer of HDPE (high-density polyethylene) plastic that lines the inside of the sleeve to offer much better protection than the typical paper sleeve. Finally there's the custom sleeve! Custom sleeves are what the fans probably enjoy the most. Usually four color (CMYK) and made up of an artists art designs, images, lyrics, liner notes or anything else you can think of. Printed on a one-sided (4/0) 12x24 sheet and folded over and sealed, these tend to get the biggest bang for your buck. 

We do not release any records from 2424 Vinyl without some sort of sleeve to protect your records. 

Software to use
For page layout: Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress
For vector elements: Adobe Illustrator
For raster (pixels, images) elements: Adobe Photoshop
(All software must be in CMYK mode)

Color mode: CMYK - All images in RGB, LAB, ICC or other, must be converted to CMYK. (*We recommend using a “Gracol” Profile for any RGB to CMYK conversion)

Resolution Images: minimum of 200 dpi, ideally 300 dpi (in final printed format).
Resolution Bitmap: minimum of 600 dpi, ideally 1200 dpi (in final printed format)

Maximum ink saturation : coated paper : 320%, Uncoated paper : 300%

Compression: If you are compressing images, choose the maximum quality possible in order to avoid damaging the rendering of the image.

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