The work at the plant is meticulous just like in the other parts of vinyl manufacturing, combining a number of processes (electrical, mechanical and thermal) that go into vinyl pressing.
We heat the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) granules to 160oC until they form a viscous paste that, in a hopper, is molded into small cake of +/- 20gr. on the weight of the
vinyl (in this case an example of a 12”/150gr., each cake=170gr.) and we bring the temperature up to 180oC, liquefying the vinyl.
During this process, the disc labels are placed on both sides of the cake in a mechanical process, being strongly glued to the vinyl by the 120Tm pressure that is applied to compress it into a 12” vinyl record in this example. Once cool, the excess vinyl is ready for a final cut.
A process that lasts between 20 and 30 seconds depending on the machines, as well as pressures and temperatures that vary according to pressing systems. When the record is cold, the quality tests begin to check that everything is fine, listening to the sound and looking at the grooves under a microscope.
Now choose from our range of amazing turnaround times, also offering you a wide range of possibilities covering the spectrum of 7”(42gr), 10”(110gr) and 12”(140gr/150gr/180gr), black vinyl, colors, effects, picture discs, different types of covers (some unique) and endless possibilities to dress up the vinyl.
Dear vinyl lovers:: We are very happy to inform you that we have new vinyl pressing times for your musical productions, always with the best sound quality. We have managed to reduce them to 6/8 weeks, adding an express pressing of 20/30 days. We have the best times and the best sound quality; no one does it Better or as fast. And also, all this in 7” (42gr), 10” (110gr) and 12” (140gr/150gr/180gr), black vinyl, opaque color, transparent color, effects, picture disc, inner/outer sleeves, inserts, design… everything you need for your record. Always playing the best music for our customers.
Once your music is ready, we take care of everything: when we sign the contract to find out how you want the vinyl (inches, weight, color, quantity …), you deliver the necessary files in the appropriate formats and we begin the process.
Your music is processed to suit the medium in which it will be printed: vinyl. A re-mastering process is carried out which, in the case of vinyl, is a critical process and which has great relevance in the final quality of the record. It is a complex process in which the frequencies, volumes, intensities, depth and width of the groove must be worked out….
We will then proceed with the lacquer cut, which is the transfer of the music from the support to the lacquer; a nitrocellulose coated polished aluminum disc with a thickness greater than a normal disc. To cut the lacquer, a cutting lathe with its cutting head is used to cut and modulate the groove, transferring the music directly to the master.
When the lacquer is cut, it is sent directly to the elaboration of the electroplating works, where through different mechanical, chemical and electrical processes, the stampers are elaborated. Stampers are the metal molds that, once in the pressing plant, will shape your vinyl. Different jobs require different elaborations, therefore, we have a small number of pressing plants in Europe that meet our quality standards and where each job is sent in particular according to your requirements.
We will advise you on the best choice to capture your music on vinyl, opening a wide range of options for the final realization of the project: We work on all sizes of vinyl (7 “, 10” and 12 “) and even special sizes, with different weights of vinyl, colors, effects with color, photo-discs, all quantities, even from 1 vinyl (in any of the sizes), different types of interior / exterior covers and with different printing possibilities, insertion of coupons, shrink wraps, barcodes … and with a team of designers who will bring out the best of your music reflected in a amazing artwork, to give color to your rhythms.
100% guaranteed Sound Quality with the best time//price ratios. There is no more you can do to make your album sound better.