Recording studios, for many years, used cassettes to produce advance/internal copies of new recordings being mastered in the studios, for distribution to reviewers, DJs, those involved in the production, or to record company executives.

These took the place of the thereto-common 'acetate' discs cut for the same purposes before cassette technology became cheap and accessible.

Each studio would have their own generic inlay designs onto which track details would typically be handwritten or typed. Here is an Abbey Road example from the 1970s.

Note the use of the iconic Beatles sleeve cover photograph as the interior fill for the lettering, albeit without the Fabs in shot.

The cassettes themselves were standard domestic blanks of any description (this one was a Maxell) with no labels on them whatsoever.

Abbey Road 1970s

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