by Art Chantry ( email@example.com)
here’s the other side of that japanese 45 baggie sleeve. note that it’s still the same actual typefaces, but the flex/warp is completely different. also, the backside of japanese 45 bags were often not die-cut to show the record label. that was commonly done on just one side. this nuance indicates (also) that this was die-cut before fabrication (folding and gluing). most american 45 bag printing die-cuts the hole through the bag AFTER fabrication. that’s why the big holes go all the way through the sleeve in america, yet it jumps around and often cuts off some of the design strangely. frankly, it’s sloppier craftsmanship.