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Topic: Printing error on MCIS vinyl sleeve

This topic contains 51 replies, has 4,593 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Cool As Ice Cream Cool As Ice Cream 5 years, 1 month ago.

On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

When I was checking eBay, this auction got my attention: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … 0569176951

Interesting to see a promo copy up for sale. On the other hand, it’s only a normal copy with a sticker. And it’s quite expensive already.
But this part of the description got me thinking:

There is also what appears to be a slight printing error – a horizontal line about a third of the way up. It is on the front and back, but not on the inside of the gatefold. The copy I’m keeping (#3246) has the same error. Please see the pictures.[/quote:2x8ictkx]

When I checked my copies, I found the same error on the copy with number 3099. The numbers 11799 and 16771 don’t have this line. The second, unnumbered pressing copy is also line-free.
The line on the front runs through the lower hand. The line on the back is between the tracklist of side 4 (twilight) and side 5 (midnight).

I was wondering if everyone could check their copies. Maybe we can find a pattern. A link between the number and the line on the sleeve. The line looks like their printer was a bit dirty. So it’s likely that it only appears on one range of numbers, and that they fixed this once they noticed.
This is all very geeky, but I find it interesting. So please, check your copy or copies and report back here. Thank you.

Please don’t include the bootlegged copies. In other words, if there is no white box in the lower right corner at the front of the sleeve, with or without number, we don’t want to know about it.

List so far:

eBayer:
3246: line
3247: line

me:
3099: line
11799: no line
16771: no line
unnumbered: no line

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On manillascissor wrote:

List so far:

eBayer:
3246: line
3247: line

me:
3099: line
11799: no line
16771: no line
unnumbered: no line

manillascissor:
12692: no line

in my time of dying
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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

thx.

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On jawn till dusk wrote:

#957

line on back

cant see line on front

Maybe it was the original intended 5000 copies which have this.

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On alladnzane wrote:

with the number 224, there is no line neither on front nor on back!

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On jawn till dusk wrote:

dont believe you. :lol:

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On alladnzane wrote:

oh yes it’s true!!!!
no line….

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

interesting. thanks.

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On Danni wrote:

Haven’t got the line on my copy.

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On Sven wrote:

my copy is at my girlfriend’s place but there’s no line!!!
nr < 6.000

i would not make too much out of this…
some sleeves were printed with a line, some without…
shit happens in printing enormous amounts of sleeves in hi-res…

it’s basically not a misprint…

it’s just that the printer had a miss-hap somewhere…

true examples of rare fuck ups are some copies of Today 7\" where the label is literally ON the vinyl and thus off centre and misplaced… :)))

this is just one example, there are many more…

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

it’s basically not a misprint…

it’s just that the printer had a miss-hap somewhere…[/quote:2i7cnjvi]
i know. i just want to see if we can find out where. i know it’s not important, but why not give it a go? it gives everyone the opportunity to take their copy in their hands and look at it from a new perspective.

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

Haven’t got the line on my copy.[/quote:po8wvtvp]
and what’s the number?

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On Sven wrote:
it’s basically not a misprint…

it’s just that the printer had a miss-hap somewhere…[/quote:nxzan6a8]
i know. i just want to see if we can find out where. i know it’s not important, but why not give it a go? it gives everyone the opportunity to take their copy in their hands and look at it from a new perspective.[/quote:nxzan6a8]

true and nothing wrong with holding a copy of the MCIS vinyl in your hands :)

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

if you say there’s no line on your copy, did you actually check it, or do you trust your memory?

i hadn’t noticed the line myself before i read about it. i must’ve never really paid much attention to this copy.

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On Danni wrote:

#11622

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On Danni wrote:

#23032: I don’t see no line

http://cgi.ebay.com/Smashing-Pumpkins-L … 2a124b4e7a

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On mirrorboxer wrote:

# 11075 – No Line

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On Danni wrote:

4844. This one has indeed a line.

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

4844. This one has indeed a line.[/quote:bxkljtj5]
ooh, interesting. that’s quite a high number. i wasn’t expecting for the numbers to go that high.

is the line on the front and the back?

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

#23032: I don’t see no line

http://cgi.ebay.com/Smashing-Pumpkins-L … 2a124b4e7a[/quote:yiwyyngx]
also, is this one of the highest known numbers?
many sources say there were 20,000 numbered copies, but this copy proves otherwise.

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On Danni wrote:

Provided better pics.

Front: http://oi53.tinypic.com/m7atjb.jpg

Back: http://oi55.tinypic.com/15x3byh.jpg

Annoying little line.

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On Arthur wrote:

As CAIC, checking ebay too…

: no line, as far as I can see.

: no line, as far as I can see.

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

4844. This one has indeed a line.[/quote:197dfv5t]
http://bloggzilla.blogg.se/2011/august/ … p-484.html

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On Danni wrote:

#33 – hmmmm…. no line.

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