I love the new Tape Op Design

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I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by markjazzbassist » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:24 pm

Just got the latest edition and I wanted to say I really dig the matte finish, spine, and what seems like recycled paper(?) Stock.

Looks and feels great! Keep up the good work

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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by winky dinglehoffer » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:54 am

Agreed. I like the matte finish quite a bit.

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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by Scodiddly » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:03 pm

Smells kinda funny, but I like the matte finish a lot.

And of course the content, can't forget the content. Good stuff as usual.

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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by TapeOpLarry » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:05 pm

Thanks everyone! John has been fine tuning this for a while, and the Jan issue actually had 2 runs, one with a spine and one the old way! Collectors look out.
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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by emrr » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:56 am

Yes, it looks good!
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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by kslight » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:25 am

I think it is more durable than the previous way. The previous printing format often arrived somewhat damaged or would fall apart pretty soon after. And the ink often would offset as well.

The only thing negative i noticed about the square bound issue is that opening the magazine the text towards the spine is tougher to read, you have to crease down a bit to get it to be flat.

But I’m not gonna complain about a free magazine, I’ll take it any way I can get it.

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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by markjazzbassist » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:09 am

good point, mine did arrive absolute mint whereas i usually got the old format ones partially torn, beat, battered, etc.

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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by KennyLusk » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:36 pm

It really is beautiful and will keep for a long time.

Loved the interview with Chip Young. Great issues lately!
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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by TapeOpLarry » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:34 pm

Some one emailed us complaining about the smell of it! I didn't really notice. At least we don't put perfume inserts in it....
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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by digitaldrummer » Tue May 01, 2018 7:10 am

TapeOpLarry wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:34 pm
At least we don't put perfume inserts in it....
If that's what it takes to keep it coming, then I'm in... :D

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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by vvv » Tue May 01, 2018 5:08 pm

TapeOpLarry wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Some one emailed us complaining about the smell of it! I didn't really notice. At least we don't put perfume inserts in it....
I don't know about all y'all, but I stopped sniffing magazines in my teens. :twisted:

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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by kslight » Tue May 01, 2018 7:53 pm

TapeOpLarry wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Some one emailed us complaining about the smell of it! I didn't really notice. At least we don't put perfume inserts in it....
Don’t do perfume, but i secretly steal the free pore strip samples out of Cosmo so you could have like 6 pages of and I wouldn’t be upset.

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Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Post by TapeOpLarry » Wed May 02, 2018 7:46 pm

Maybe in lieu of perfume ad inserts we bind in some NOS Ampex 499 to sniff.
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