This week, a green cassette:
Vanica C-60 Hifi-Low Noise

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Green? A cassette?

Yes, well, there is green and green of course. If you like the eco-friendly green, you should steer away from cassettes. To start with, there’s up to 90 metres of plastic tape in a 60 minute cassette, and worse: it’s covered in chemicals!

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On the other hand: these tapes are old, and re-using them seems like a green thing to do.

Brand old

The Vanica brand is new to me, and for that fact alone this cassette had to be taken home when I spotted it at the thrift shop. The €0,10 was an investment gamble I could handle. It’s clearly a 70’s tape and the brand name isn’t shouting from the side of the cassette.

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I think these cassettes weren’t top of the bill, and the brand focus probably lay elsewhere.

Up close and personal

The fonts on this tape are rather nice, I think. There’s even a little Pac-Man.

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More Pac-Men, a little more abstract (if you want to see it).

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But the nicest thing is the A’s in the brand name.

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Clearly different and the product of some nice lettering by hand.

Basic stuff

The tape itself is nothing special, so it’s good that it’s clad well.

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And they’re at it again!

Always a bit of a scare, when you find this on a tape.

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But I still love this lay-out, that has been shown before on this blog, as were the line corrections on the far left and far right.

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