Audio cassettes

Our products are available in many different variants and individually assembled according to customer requirements. In addition to the case Colour, the tape length can also be selected by minute and all cassettes can be provided with an individual print. Our cassettes are available as empty cassettes or recorded with personal audio data. We offer a wide range of print supplements (covers) and packaging (snapboxes, pushers).

About the cassette

In 1963, Philips presented the cassette as we know it today for the first time. At that time, it had to prevail against various other tape cassette types until it dominated the market in the early 1970s. The cassette was distinguished above all by its compact size and cheap production.

Over the years, the sound quality of the magnetic tapes has been further improved. Initially only in mono, later also play into stereo. Dolby B noise cancellation also brought tremendous quality progress. Philips launched the first car radio with a cassette player as early as 1968 and the first walkman was presented to the public by Sony in 1979, which made it possible for the first time to listen to cassettes on the go.

However, with the advent of the floppy disk and the increasing digitalization in the 1980s, the cassette became less and less important. In the meantime, the cassette has largely been replaced by digital technology. In African and South Asian countries, however, cassettes are still used as standard playback medium. But it is not only there that the cassette continues to enjoy great popularity. There are also increasing sales of cassettes in Europe, the USA and other countries.

Since we love analog media, we still have cassettes in many colours and variants produced by lovers for lovers of the medium.

We appreciate your enquiry!

Construction of a cassette

Compact cassettes or audio cassettes or music cartridges consist of many individual parts.

Inside is a magnetic tape made of coated plastic, wound up on two ribbon wrap rolls (recording and feeding coil). The coating can be made of Ferro or Chromium. This tape is played at stereo with 4 sound tracks (two for each direction) by magnetizing the metal particles. The play time can be selected until C90 (45 min on each side). In front of the actual tape there is also a non-front Tape.

Everything is held together by a plastic casing with several openings: tins for the sound shaft and pressure roll of the playback device, as well as an opening for the tape including felt plates as edition on top and the two extinguishing clip on the bottom.

What is a extinguishing clip?

Audio cassettes can be secured against overwriting (deleting) the recording. An open recess on the left side of the top edge (the side opposite the band openings) indicates that the side of the cassette is protected.

Such a protected cassette can only be played – but not easily used for new recordings. Cassette recorders have a sensor to check this recess.

In order to play again, the recess must be glued over; In some recorders, the recording button can be released by manually pressing the sensor before the cassette is inserted.

Cassettes sold unnoticed are initially obscured by a recess by a reclusive tongue.

All production steps from a single source

In advance, the audio material subjected to technical Mastering. The audio material will be optimally processed for playing on cassette without altering the sonic properties of the audio files.

If desired, we also offer this service individually. Contact us for professional audio mastering:

Tapematic’S high-performance duplication machines from 1984, consisting of a master and a slave, can be equipped with various programs.

The Tape is played fully automatically at up to 128 times the speed with optimal sound quality.

With the Tapematic Dual Pancake Audio Cassette Loader, the playing or unplayed tape is wrapped in the cassette casings. Programming allows you to adjust the individual desired length of the tape accurately.

Even when playing the tape through the duplicating machines, certain signals are stored, which the loader interprets and can thus set tailor-made cuts.

The printing of the cassettes is done using tampon printing. The printing process guarantees a long shelf life and allows even delicate motifs.

What is printed on the cassettes is decided by the customer. After each order of printed cassettes, there is the possibility to submit a design to us. Our specifications must be taken into account.

Our covers are made exactly for our snapboxes and printed on both sides using offset methods. You can choose from covers without a flap, with a flap or with two lashings.

How the covers are printed is determined by the customer layout. After each order, there is the possibility to submit a design to us. Our specifications must be taken into account.
Depending on the compilation, we pick snapbox, cover and cassette into one unit.
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