Pre-order now available. I've placed a large production run order for 12 inch inner sleeves and they will be 4 mil thick. I'm expecting the inventory to arrive approx. mid - end August.
Thanks to everyone for their support and feedback.
I'm very close to moving from prototypes to production on my new inner sleeves. The first production release will be for a 12 inch integrated flap. It will be made in Canada using the highest level of anti static additive and only virgin resin and will be made of thick 4 mil material.
So I hate dust, because I hate cleaning my records, at least having to do it often. So when I looked at the sources of dust, there is a few primary sources....1) the record album jacket and 2) the inner sleeves and 3) exposure to the atmosphere. So how can I eliminate those sources? Obviously the dual pocket sleeve takes care of item 1 and using non-paper base inner sleeves would take care of item 2. Unfortunately most inner sleeves are open to the atmosphere (item 3) and I didn't want dust getting inside of the sleeve or part of the record to slide out when inside of the outer sleeve. When I looked at putting a flap as part of the inner sleeve, I wanted to avoid the potential of my fingers touching the record, which naturally lead me to making the flap permanently attached to the inner sleeve. So now I could simply slide the record in and out of the sleeve and easily overlap the flap to "encase" the record!
Prototype pictures below. Please leave comments, if you want.