Vaughn Communications Inc.

From Home Video

This company was acquired by Allied Digital Technologies on January 9, 1999. In March of that year, said company's name was changed to Allied Vaughn.

List of Customers[edit]

  • A.D. Vision (1992-1996)
  • Crocus Entertainment
  • The National Arbor Day Foundation
  • Simitar Entertainment (????-1998)

How to Tell[edit]

  • Most tapes did not have any form of printing; however, some had the Vaughn V printed above the recording tab, with a number representing the tape length next to it, while others had a small V-XX tape length above the recording tab and an equally-sized long string of numbers on the spine (e.g. V-60 2-9406080134).
  • Early tapes, as well as several Simitar tapes duplicated here, had dark red printings consisting of the letter V (often represented by the Vaughn V) followed by two strings of numbers (e.g. [Vaughn V]3286 159900). Occasionally, the releasing company's name was stamped to the left (e.g. SIMITAR V3119 510601). On one known copy of From Beyond: Monsters and Sci-Fi Monsters, the Vaughn V was at the end of the code (e.g. 4831 62650[Vaughn V]). Tapes with such printings had a few extra seconds of black screen following the blank space at the tail-end.
  • Tapes from this duplicator do not have anything in the vertical blanking interval.
  • Tapes duplicated at the plants acquired with Centercom Inc. continued to use that duplicator's printings (e.g. 2 65951211 0914 00135 T75 or 2 65951354 0914 02213 T75). On some copies of Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture, these printings were gray, due to the tape being white.



  • Carol Stream, Illinois (1996-????)
  • Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Irvine, California
  • Lincolnwood, Illinois (1995-1996) (acquired in Centercom merger and ultimately moved to Carol Stream)
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Naperville, Illinois (199?-????) (acquired in PVS Corporate Services merger)
  • Norcross, Georgia
  • Phoenix, Arizona (1989-????) (acquired in Arizona Tape Duplicating acquisition)
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Tampa, Florida