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As vinyl returns, they've got it covered
As vinyl returns, they've got it covered

Thousands of old-style cardboard sleeves for Jack White's album "Lazaretto" sit in tightly packed checkerboard rows at Stoughton Printing plant in the City of Industry, 12.3-inch squares waiting to be stuffed with 12-inch circles. Jack Stoughton Jr., son of the company's founder, takes one from the newly printed stack and admires the work. White's blue suit pops off the print as he sits amid a flock of angel statuettes. The inside of the jacket is black — one more flourish to separate it from the others in the increasingly competitive vinyl business. Nearby, a heavy Heidelberg press pushes Stereolab jackets across a conveyor belt: a reorder of the British band's 1993 drone-rock gem,...

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