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Mobineko Factory Tour

Recently Craig Ferguson came to take some photos at our Taichung offices + factory complex. Enjoy some bad-ass old school machinery and wrench work!

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Important Policy Change – Bulk CDs

As of today (June 26th 2014) Mobineko is no longer offering bulk print parts for jewel cases. We have made this decision due to disruption that bulk prints cause in the shipping and packing workflow, along with a higher than average number of claims due to difficulty in packing etc.

Customers are still welcome to order bulk CD pressing, or add booklets/inlays etc. to other packaged products.

Thanks to all for your understanding.

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12″ Splatter Vinyl is Back

Good news! 12″ splatter vinyl is back and permanently available for pressing.  A variety of options/splatter variations are possible for unique effects. For further information and pricing, contact martin@mobineko.com.

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Our new Taichung based mastering studio now operating

Mastering equipment: Maselec MLA-3 Multiband Compressor, MEA-2 Mastering Equalizer, Apogee Symphony w/ 2 8×8 modules, Apogee Thunderbridge, SSL SuperAnalogue Stereo EQ + Compression + Summing, Custom i7 iMac, Phase Correlation Meter + 5.1 monitoring

Creative stuff: full size M-Audio keyboard, Korg MS2K, Korg N1R, Access Virus A, C and TI, Nova Novation, Korg Electribe

Input/output formats accepted: CD, DVD, DDP, Digital Audio, 1/4″ tape, Magnetic Cassette, DAT, Vinyl (of course!)

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New Support System – Online Proof Approval

With Mobineko’s new Online Support system you can now view and approve or decline artwork proofs online! Here’s a step by step guide to approving your first proofs. You will receive an email from our system whenever you have new proofs to approve, or if something needs attention on your order.

Step 1: click the ‘need your response’ tab then click on your order ID.

Step 2: when proofs are  issued you can expand and drill down into the proofs menu.

Proof Approval Step 2

Step 3: if you are happy that there are no mistakes in your artwork just click the green ‘approve these proofs’ button. All done! Your artwork will instantly be queued for the next prepress operator to work on.

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CD onbody printing

A question that is often asked by clients is how we do our CD onbody printing. Here is an explanation in a nutshell:

Firstly we do not and have not ever used a digital printing process. For CD onbody we use two types of printing technology: 4 color offset printing from lithographic plates, or up to 5 color automated screenprinting. We use printing equipment from Hanky and Kodak, no inkjet printers here.

We give the option to our customers to either print on a clear transparent base or white base. Many customers do choose to print full color artwork onto a transparent base because it allows a futuristic metallic look through the semi transparent offset inks. Usually if a customer has a specific request about partial transparency they would contact us to make custom arrangements.For true screenprinting you can supply us with a separate vector (Illustrator, InDesign etc.) file for each screenprint color including a Pantone color number marked on the file.

Finally, as with all artwork submitted to us by clients, our pre-press design team will check then issue proofs (by email) for approval before going into print. This is an important step of the process since once the client approves these the printing process will commence. All artwork proofs must be viewed in CMYK compatible software (with calibrated monitor) for accurate colour representation.

 

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A few more projects we worked on – Algunos proyectos más

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No nos olvidemos de los vinilos de 7″!!!

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Estos son algunos de los artistas que confiaron en nosotros para en lanzamiento de sus producciones en vinilo…y tú, estas listo para el lanzamiento de tus producciones?

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Ahora en Mobineko también hablamos Español!!!!

Grandes novedades para todos nuestros amigos de habla Hispana. Ahora en Mobineko tenemos una linea de comunicación directa en la lengua de Cervantes. Sí porque a partir de este mes de Octubre, en Mobineko también se habla Español.
Comuníquense con nosotros a enrique@mobineko.com que estamos para atenderlos!!

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