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Welcome to the MonotypePressing blog section! Here you will find both technical information, music industry related news, interviews with labels & artists, as well as tips and recommendations.

A Guide to CD On-body Prints – Printing Techniques and Designs

A Guide to CD On-body Prints – Printing Techniques and Designs

CD on-body prints, are graphics and text printed straight onto a CD or DVD. Read our guide for diverse options to enhance your CD's distinctiveness.
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5 Questions for … These Hands Melt

5 Questions for … These Hands Melt

Dive into the 5 questions uncovering the vision of These Hands Melt, an indie label that embraces dark emotions through diverse music and visuals.
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Physical Media for Music Releases: A Comparative Exploration of Vinyl, CD, and Cassette Formats

Physical Media for Music Releases: A Comparative Exploration of Vinyl, CD, and Cassette Formats

Vinyl, CD or cassette? Each physical format offers a different experience. Let's explore the advantages and disadvantages!
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Opprobrium “Serpent Temptation” 3 Cassette Box – deluxe edition of classic death/thrash metal

Opprobrium “Serpent Temptation” 3 Cassette Box – deluxe edition of classic death/thrash metal

Watch the unboxing video of a Cassette Box Set of 3 Cassette Tapes for Opprobrium “Serpent Temptation”!
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Lacquer vs DMM – what’s the difference in vinyl pressing?

Lacquer vs DMM – what’s the difference in vinyl pressing?

Learn more about lacquer and DMM vinyl cutting methods and their effects on sound as well as production timelines. Contact us if you need personalised records pressing guidance.
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5 Questions for … Relative Pitch Records

5 Questions for … Relative Pitch Records

Explore 5 Questions for Relative Pitch Records. Peek behind the curtain with this NYC-based independent record label specializing in avant-garde, free jazz, free improvisation, and experimental music.
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Purrkur Pillnikk “Orð fyrir dauða” Vinyl Box Set – A True Monument to the Iceland’ 80s Post-Punk Scene

Purrkur Pillnikk “Orð fyrir dauða” Vinyl Box Set – A True Monument to the Iceland’ 80s Post-Punk Scene

Watch the unboxing video of a Vinyl Box Set of 5 LPs for Purrkur Pillnikk's "Orð fyrir dauða"!
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CD Packaging  – The Printing Guide to Your Perfect Music Release

CD Packaging  – The Printing Guide to Your Perfect Music Release

Discover the secrets to crafting the ideal CD release that captivates your audience at first sight with our comprehensive CD Packaging Printing Guide!
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The Rise and Fall of Digital Compact Cassette (DCC)

The Rise and Fall of Digital Compact Cassette (DCC)

Dive into the journey of DCC (Digital Compact Cassette), which reflects the dynamic evolution of audio technology, blending innovation with the transient nature of industry trends.
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How to release music as a DIY artist? Tips & tricks!

How to release music as a DIY artist? Tips & tricks!

Explore the digital era's potential for DIY musicians to release music, connect with fans, and navigate formats (CD, Vinyl, Cassette) or streaming platforms. Gain insights to ensure success.
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Choosing the Perfect Audio Cassette On-body Print Method

Choosing the Perfect Audio Cassette On-body Print Method

Read our ultimate guide for diverse on-body printing options such as paper stickers and UV LED digital printing and how you can enhance the distinctiveness of your music tapes in today's varied audio landscape.
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The Digital Era vs. Physical Media: Did Streaming Kill the Music Industry?

The Digital Era vs. Physical Media: Did Streaming Kill the Music Industry?

As platforms like Spotify and Youtube gained popularity, many wondered if this is the end of physical media production and the decline of the traditional music industry.
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