Time was when most records from Decca, EMI, Polydor and other U.K. record labels came packed in a nice ‘frosted’ polylined inner sleeve. Printed on the inner sleeve were a number of tips on how to preserve your vinyl LP from damage and degradation from inappropriate handling.
This now seems so long ago and the polylined inner has been replaced by card type printed inner sleeves on many releases. Card Inner Sleeves are harmful to vinyl and can cause all sorts of surface damage in the removal from and replacement of the record in the inner sleeve, if not done carefully. Here are a few tips to ensure that your LPs remain in pristine condition: –