Where do you buy your inner sleeves and what brands?

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Where do you buy your inner sleeves and what brands?

Post by morzh » 04 Mar 2017 04:59

I think after cleaning I need to put the records in new sleeves.
Who makes good ones and where do you buy them?

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Post by Rocky_Road » 04 Mar 2017 05:32

I use the Mobile Fidelity sleeves...easy to get delivered from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Mobile-Fidelity- ... er+sleeves

Happy tracking,
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Post by sebrof » 04 Mar 2017 11:35

Rocky_Road wrote:I use the Mobile Fidelity sleeves...easy to get delivered from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Mobile-Fidelity- ... er+sleeves

Happy tracking,
Rocky
I use these same sleeves but I usually order directly from Music Direct (no particular reason why).

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Post by noisefreq » 04 Mar 2017 13:29

I've used Bags Unlimited white paper sleeves with the plastic lining for several years now, but just bought 100 Mobile Fidelity for $39.90 off Amazon. So far they seem good.
The biggest difference I've noticed is when the record in slid inside the jacket it's kind of puffy like the Mobile-Fidelity sleeves trap air when slid inside. The paper/lined sleeves never did that.
Bags Unlimited has the paper/lined sleeves on sale right now and are nearly the same price as the Mobile Fidelity sleeves. Maybe try one of each.

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Post by eryoung2k » 04 Mar 2017 14:28

Rocky_Road wrote:I use the Mobile Fidelity sleeves...easy to get delivered from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Mobile-Fidelity- ... er+sleeves

Happy tracking,
Rocky
Same here, Mobil Fidelity Original Master Recording all the way for me. Have not let me down. Great Quality and fair price On Amazon (prime member). If the original sleeve is just plain white I toss it, If it has lyrics or information I put it back in the record and save it.

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Post by vinyl master » 05 Mar 2017 07:36

noisefreq wrote:I've used Bags Unlimited white paper sleeves with the plastic lining for several years now, but just bought 100 Mobile Fidelity for $39.90 off Amazon. So far they seem good.
The biggest difference I've noticed is when the record in slid inside the jacket it's kind of puffy like the Mobile-Fidelity sleeves trap air when slid inside. The paper/lined sleeves never did that.
Bags Unlimited has the paper/lined sleeves on sale right now and are nearly the same price as the Mobile Fidelity sleeves. Maybe try one of each.
I haven't tried the Mo-Fi sleeves yet, but I've used those Bags Unlimited polylined sleeves for years, and love 'em to death...Here, take a look...

https://www.bagsunlimited.com/product/3 ... ed-sleeves

By the way, where did you see the sale on these, noisefreq? :-k

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Post by noisefreq » 05 Mar 2017 16:34

Well...they were on sale as of last Wednesday night. I believe they were $18.95 for 50 or there abouts.
Sorry. Sale items come and go quickly on BL.

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Post by morzh » 05 Mar 2017 16:37

Actually if bought not on Amazon but from MD they are $35 for 100pcs or $64 for 200. Bought a 100 yesterday.
One drawback, free shipping is slow. Not 1st class.

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Post by Frisbee7 » 15 Mar 2017 14:32

I buy MoFi original master sleeves from Soundstage Direct. They offer quantity discounts. Great customer service too.

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Post by VinylDan1 » 16 Mar 2017 02:16

I just bought a spin clean and Mobile fidelity sleeves and plan on going through the collection over the weekend. Every record will get cleaned and bagged.

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Post by morzh » 16 Mar 2017 03:46

I only intend to replace bad or fully paper sleeves. Those PVC or with PVC lining will stay.

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Post by noisefreq » 16 Mar 2017 12:06

Hello morzh,
You might want to take a look at the "PVC sleeves merged thread" in the record cleaning subforum.
It outlines the difference between polyvinyl cloride, polyethylene and polyester record sleeves.
Sometimes the PVC liners can leave "ghosting" marks on the vinyl surface.
I usually replace and PVC sleeves with the polyethylene lined paper sleeves. But that's just me.
You may not have a problem.

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Post by vinyl master » 17 Mar 2017 06:13

Yes, there is something to be said for the polyethylene sleeves...If money is an issue, too, buy a few at a time...Clean a few albums and re-sleeve them...Then, buy some more as time and money permits...I've done that in the past! Of course, I went nuts a long time back, when I first got into this hobby, and bought a ton of outer sleeves, too...I use these...

https://www.bagsunlimited.com/product/4 ... ket-sleeve

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Post by Slavikcc » 17 Mar 2017 13:40

The Nagaoka anti-static inner sleeves is another good alternative to the Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.

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Post by noisefreq » 17 Mar 2017 14:15

vinyl master wrote:Yes, there is something to be said for the polyethylene sleeves...If money is an issue, too, buy a few at a time...Clean a few albums and re-sleeve them...Then, buy some more as time and money permits...I've done that in the past! Of course, I went nuts a long time back, when I first got into this hobby, and bought a ton of outer sleeves, too...I use these...

https://www.bagsunlimited.com/product/4 ... ket-sleeve
Not to be a stickler, but I call those jackets. And I call the thing inside, that the record is in, the sleeve. I bet vinyl master does too.
I imagine these terms get interchanged a lot, though.
The reason I bring this up is, the PVC sleeves have more of an immediate effect on vinyl records than PVC jackets.

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