About - updated 17/10/22

Well "us" is actually just one guy, me! I'm Mike and I do it all. I design, subcontract the manufacturing of the sleeves, and I now have my products shipped from a fulfillment center.I spent almost 15 years in the Canadian army as a combat engineer (CHIMO) and about 25 years in sales and manufacturing. My manufacturing experience covers a vast array of products and processes.

I hope you enjoy the products as much as I enjoy developing them and interfacing with you. I have received 1000's of emails and phone calls over the last 4 years and your comments and stories are wonderful.

My whole intent wasn't just to be another reseller of offshore products, but to make (In Canada/USA) innovative products that we the vinyl community want, instead of just settling for the standard products..

Thanks for your support and encouragement.

Mike

18 comments

brian finley

thanks for the awesome products ,very fast delivery,and i always like to support local

brian finley
Ant

Thank you SOOOOOOO MUCH for securing a different UK/European retailer of your amazing products! Since I discovered VSS—around 2020—I have literally never looked back! Just put in a modest order at your UK distributor (soooo much better than the last gang of crooks and upsellers you went with—hey—I’m not criticising you here Mike!—but they were absolute snakes and they still owe me for a pack of your sadly discontinued crystal clear inner sleeves….whilst trying to sell me £10,000 turntables. I know this isn’t your fault but how those guys are still in business, I don’t know!) Anyway! I did not write this comment to complain but to heap praise on your amazing product. Can’t wait to try out the gatefold outers and your rice paper inners! Of course had to stock up on double-flap, double-pocket 12" outers too…My obsession with The Fall has led to a serious 7" habit so bought some 7" double pockets and corresponding outers. Mike, you have revolutionised the way we care for our vinyl-I don’t think that’s hyperbole! And I want to say a sincere THANK YOU from the UK! I didn’t mind paying extra for such a quality product to be shipped from Canada but you’ve really done your European customers a total solid by securing a reliable, no-slimy distributor…and NDD too?!? Really, you spoil us! Once again-THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! PS—Is there ANY chance AT ALL that we will ever see the beautiful crystal clear 12" inners make a comeback? I don’t put it lightly when I say they were a totally revolutionary product! Mike, you, and your products are GREAT. I’d love to buy you a pint one day :))

Ant
Curt

Just have to commend you on your ultra fast processing and quick shipping! I ordered 3 mil sleeves, single outer sleeves and box set sleeves. The fit is perfect and the quality is superb on all of these. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you again for your great service!!!!

Curt
Bill Tolan

Mike`s products are as my old sarge would say Outstanding and so is the service.

Bill Tolan
Chris C

Ordered box set sleeves to fit my MoFi One Steps and shipped them all the way to Australia! Had to order many more than I needed to justify shipping but I think it will be worth it. Finally something out there that actually looks like it will do the job I’ve been waiting years for somebody else to do.

Chris C
Skip Davis

The box set sleeves are a true revelation. This is a breakthrough in protecting your box set collection and one I truly never thought we would have. Thanks VSS!

Skip Davis
Steven Kolar

Happy Father’s Day! Looking forward to the Gatefolds. Will have to look into the box set outer sleeves in a while. Thanks Again

Steven Kolar
Jeffrey Harris

My local record store just started carrying your 2 mil inner sleeves. I told the manager what a wise choice they made, and sang the praises of your other products. I use your 3 mil inners exclusively (there is really no going back!!) and encouraged her to carry them. I hope to see more of your products hitting their shelves!

Jeffrey Harris
Arthur Kovacs

Hey Mike, I’m a first time buyer. I needed bigger outer sleeves for my larger gatefolds and MOFI was too small. I was upset! Until you saved me! I cannot believe your sleeves fit my NIN triple album “The Fragile!” I am so happy! Youngstown, Ohio now knows about you!

Arthur Kovacs
Patrick J Kurz

Question: I bought some “12 inch Single Flap (No resealable tape) Tuckable 4 mil Dual Pocket LP Vinyl Record Outer Sleeves” and I friggen LOVE them. I saw a video somewhere on YouTube where you were demonstrating these sleeves with a CRYSTAL CLEAR INNER SLEEVE as well (where I’m currently using the foggy rice paper type inner sleeves)…but I don’t see these on your website? Do you still sell crystal clear inner sleeves? thanks! Keep up the good work! My records look friggen amazing in these sleeves

Patrick J Kurz
David Wellbeloved

Mike Love your products and it’s been a pleasure buying direct from you and corresponding with you. I certainly will be buying lots more from your new UK distributor, especially when circumstances allow the production of more clear inners. Dave 👍

David Wellbeloved
Rob

Best products I have ever used , highly recommended !!

Rob
Robert

I purchased the 4 mil gatefold sleeves and they are truly remarkable. I was watching the 33RPM podcast and wanted to see how good these were. They did not disappoint. Will be buying from Mike again. Thanks!

Robert
Doru Claudiu Stoica

Excellent product! Both the inner and the dual pocket outer sleeves are so much better then anything I’ve ever used before

Doru Claudiu Stoica
Jim McCloskey

I’ve put my monthly bulk order for 3 mil rice paper 12” inserts, this follows other orders including outer sleeves. Being a collector 50 years, across most every musical category having the right products is super critical. Along with a wide range of items customized for a demanding customer base having someone back their products and word is indispensable.

Jim McCloskey
Mark Lane

Just put in my second order after trying out several different products My jazz albums have never looked so good and so well protected I’ve just put in my second order…love them!

Mark Lane
Greg

Received a package today from VSS. In a very short time, I have become very fond of this company. Can’t believe it took me so long to learn about them. I love this company. I look forward to many more purchases. Thanks again.

Greg
Martin Pidcock

I can highly recommend Mikes products Slowly working through my collection here in the UK Using the 4mm dual pocket sleeves and getting my 13” version today. Many more to come Thanks

Martin Pidcock

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