Each and every project out there has many variables. If you fill out this quick questionnaire, we’ll get back to you quickly with an estimate for your job!
In order to start your order, you will need to send us your audio – saved as two uncompressed .WAV files (“Side A” and “Side B”). Please include a track listing complete with times to serve as a reference for lacquer cutting. You can upload files via WeTransfer.com – use email@example.com as the recipient.
Yes, you can start your order with us, supplying any of the pieces that you already have. We offer full assembly & packaging services using any of the pieces that you supply.
We require 50% of your order up-front (in order to cut lacquers & stampers and start printing labels, jackets etc.) and then the remaining 50% is due on approval of the test pressing in order to complete your full order.
Please let us know the details of your stampers and we can confirm what is needed for our press.
The maximum audio time that we recommend for as 12” LP cut at 33 1/3 RPM is 25 minutes per side. We recommend shooting for around 20 minutes per side in order to create the best sounding cut. If you are interested in a 45 RPM LP, the maximum audio per side is 15 minutes – we recommend shooting for 10-12 minutes per side.
The maximum time that we recommend for a 33 1/3 RPM 7” is 7 minutes per side. At 45 RPM, the maximum is 5 minutes per side.
Your catalog number is a release number that you come up with that is unique to your project. This catalog number is how we track the elements of you releases in our system (including how the lacquers and plates are numbered and archived). Typical catalog number are made up with three letters describing the label or artist name followed by the release number – ie MAT-112.
We will communicate with you throughout each step of the process. We notify customers at each critical step in the process – Plates received, Test pressings created, Inner labels & Jackets printing completed, Test Pressings approved, order completed, and order shipped. If you have any questions about your order, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turnaround times vary depending on the format, options, requirements, and quantity of your order and when you get the critical parts of your project to us. Once we receive all of the pieces of your order (plates & final artwork), we will give you a timeframe for when it will run. If you have a release date that you are shooting for, please let us know when you begin your order and we’ll discuss scheduling with you to make sure that you receive your order based on your timeline
You can download templates for inner labels, jackets, inner sleeves, etc. here.
Please fill out this quick questionnaire and we’ll get back to you ASAP with a quote.