So here you are. Many years of collecting under your belt, with a collection of Japanese records, CDs, and possibly DVDs that would impress even most elite collectors living in Japan. You’ve got first pressings of your favorite albums, the remasters, the SHM-CD pressings, and even a few SACD editions from Japan.
You’ve invested a great deal of money and time into amassing one truly badass collection. Your wife or girlfriend may not share your enthusiasm for it, but you know that few things mean more to a man than his prized record & CD collection.
And yet, despite all this, something is always missing. We’re not talking about that set of re-masters with bonus tracks that are slated for release next month.
We’re talking about something a lot more practical and vital to any serious collection of Japanese issues CDs and records: we’re talking about a proper way to store and preserve those albums (especially, their OBI strips).
There’s no need to state the obvious: if you’ve ever ordered second-hand (used) CDs or records from Japan, you’re familiar with the funky resealable plastic sleeves they often come in (known also as OPP bags or OPP CD Sleeves). A simple, and brilliant invention. It’s use primarily comes in handy when you wish to store a record or CD with it’s obi sitting in it’s originally intended place: around the spine of the album. Without these resealable sleeves, it won’t be possible to display Japanese CDs in all their originally intended glory. While quite common in Japan, these sleeves are very difficult to obtain outside of Japan (they were never manufactured, as far as we known, on a large scale anywhere else).
Alas, we’ve decided to help all the collectors out there to easily replenish their supply of these resealable sleeves. Whether you’re looking for resealable CD sleeves for regular Japanese CDs, or paperlseeve (mini lp) editions, Japanese Vinyl, DVDs, or even 8cm CD singles, we’ve got you covered. Below is a list of all the different types of OPP / resealable CD sleeves available for purchase directly from Japan via Kupiku.com.
(Set of 1000 available here)
MINI LP / Papersleeve CDs
Package of 1,000 CD sleeves for mini lp CDs available here.
CD Singles (slim case)
Package of 1,000 available here.
8cm (3 inch) CD Singles (aka Snap Packs)
OPP Resealable sleeves for DVDs
Set of 1,000 available here.
OPP Resealable sleeves for LPs / Vinyl
Is there anything missing? Other types of sleeves or Japanese goods you’d like us to feature in an article? Leave a comment and we’ll follow-up!
Note: to save on shipping costs, we highly recommend picking up several packages and have a larger quantity sent in one order.