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The Story Of Trojan Records

Key Production is thrilled to have collaborated with Trojan Records on this stunning super deluxe multi-format box set and coffee table book that celebrate their 50th anniversary and reflects the amazing diversity of the label’s output over the past 50 years.

Client Information

Launched in the summer of 1968, Trojan Records was instrumental in introducing the sound of reggae to the world at large. By the mid-Seventies, the label had enjoyed over 30 significant mainstream chart hits by such illustrious performers as Desmond Dekker, the Maytals, Bob & Marcia, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Dave & Ansel Collins, the Pioneers – and many, many more.

Alongside these major successes, Trojan showcased the work of literally hundreds of Jamaican music makers, from artists whose careers remain shrouded in mystery to future international recording stars.

Over the years since its creation, the iconic label has continued to grow and develop, attracting new fans with each new generation. 

Products and Services

The handsomely design set comprises:

Two 3CD collections, featuring over 130 tracks with 69 making their digital debut    • 4 vinyl LPs, showcasing the hits, rarities and rare ‘commercial reggae’ tracks • Two 7” singles, highlighting previously unreleased and brand new recordings • A book featuring essays and full-scale reproductions of 50 of the most iconic Trojan album sleeves from the past 50 years • High-quality Trojan slipmat • Stunning A2 poster • Stylish Trojan patch • Wooden Trojan 7” single adapter

Production Process

Consulting • Reprographics • Vinyl production • CD production • Test Pressings • Sourcing and production of the different elements of the box-set • Sampling • Printing • Shrink-wrapping • Shipping

Printing Techniques

Box: 12" box with lift-off lid, 4/0 anti-scratch matt lamination with 3D sand varnish on the top of the box to create texture effect, printed inner wrap + printed card fitment on the reverse side • CDs packed in 2 x 3 CD soft pack printed 4/0 on the reverse uncoated side •  12" black vinyl records: 4 colours labels, black paper inners and 3mm spined sleeves printed in 4 colours on the reverse uncoated side of the board •  7" black vinyl records: 4 colours labels in unspined sleeves printed in 4 colours on the reverse uncoated side of the board with centre cut out holes, hosted in PVC  outer sleeves •  A2 foldout poster printed 4/4 on 190gsm offset paper •  Slipmat: felt slipmat 2 colours sublimation print •  Patch: 4 colours 68mm embroidered patch • 7" single adapter: 68.5mm wooden laser cut disc with wooden pop out spider • Book: 108 pages casebound book, 3mm board with 140gsm offset wrap printed 4/0

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