The Best Inner Record Sleeves: Paper vs Plastic!

The Best Inner Record Sleeves: Paper vs Plastic!

August 10, 2019 9 By Kailee Schamberger


Hey guys, and in this video, we’re going
to be talking about the best inner sleeves you can use for storing your vinyl records. Now when I first started collecting records,
I actually went with one of the most basic, cheap, simple options you could ever go for
when it comes to protecting your records. So I really wanted to see what else is on
the market that can do the same job but do it better. I really had a very simplistic criteria of
what I was looking for. Prevent my record from being scratched.Prevent
my record from having static. And prevent my record from having dust. And that’s about it. So what I actually found, and what I actually
use now, is something called the Diskeeper Audiophile Inner Record Sleeve. So I got my inner record sleeves at a website
called Sleeve City. And no, I’m not getting paid. I get no commissions. However I will say…Sleeve City: Holla atcha
boy. So this is what the record actually looks
like when its inside of the record sleeve that I use. But because there’s so much glare coming
off from the lights, I’m actually going to take some time to show you what this looks
like in better lighting conditions. And so I’ll be back with you in a moment. Now before I get to the plastic sleeves that
I use, I first thought it would be valuable to show you the paper sleeves I was using
for a very long time. Now paper sleeves can technically do a decent
enough job protecting your records inside of your jacket. But there are still a few problems with paper
sleeves. The first issue with paper sleeves is that
it can leave your records with far more dust, debris, and static than other inner record
sleeves do. The second issue is that paper sleeves are
made out of…well…paper. So they’re going to be far more prone to
getting bent, ripped, and damaged, as opposed to plastic sleeves, which have far more longevity. Now as you can see with the Diskeeper sleeves
I’m using now, it’s simply two pieces of plastic. And in between is a piece of paper, also called
Rice Paper, sandwiched in the middle. Protecting your record is as simple as sliding
it in between the two pieces of plastic, putting the actual inner record sleeve back into the
album jacket, and putting the jacket back onto the shelf. One additional thing I really like about these
inner record sleeves is that the plastic allows you to see the full album, as opposed to the
paper sleeve, where you could only see the label. Now that may not seem like a big deal to most
but, whether you have colored vinyl, or you just want to quickly be able to assess whether
or not your record has any type of scratches or defects on the surface, you’re able to
do so far faster than you would if you had a paper sleeve. So guys, I really hope you enjoyed this video
on inner record sleeves. I hope it gave you some ideas on maybe what
you can do to improve the condition of how your records are housed inside of your gatefold
jackets or record jackets in general. If you found this video to be helpful, I’d
really appreciate it if you could hit the like button. Definitely subscribe to my channel because
I’m going to be coming out with far more videos on vinyl collecting, how to get into
the hobby, how to get your turntable set up and we’re going to have a lot of fun on
this channel. And don’t forget to comment below this video
because I would really love to know what type of inner sleeves you like to use. Do you like to use the paper sleeves? Do you like to use plastic sleeves? Are there maybe some of you that don’t like
to use any sleeves at all? Definitely let me know down in the comment
section. I’ll be down there responding with you as
well. And I can’t wait to see you in the next
video. I’ll talk to you guys soon! Got ya boy rocking a Ninja Turtles tee. [Laughs] “And in this video, we’re going to be
talking about the best ways you can use—“ Nope. We’re not doing that. Hot lights! Umm…we’ll do one more. Cowabunga.