A gleaming job arrives in record times at the vinyl pressing plant where your music will take shape; the electroplating jobs that give body to the vinyls that we expect.
The work in the plant is meticulous as in the other parts of vinyl creation, combining a number of processes (electrical, mechanical and thermal) that make up the vinyl press.
We heat the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) granules up to 160ºC to form a viscous paste that is molded into small “donuts” of +/- 20gr. on the weight of the vinyl (in this case example of a 12”/150gr., each “donut” = 170gr.) and we bring the temperature up to 180ºC, liquefying the vinyl. During this process, the record labels are placed on both sides of the donut· in a mechanical process, being strongly glued to the vinyl by the pressure of 120Tm applied to compress it into a 12” vinyl record in this example. Once´s 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 vary according to pressing systems.
We offer a wide range of possibilities covering the 7”, 10” and 12”spectrum.
Colors, effects, weights, different types of covers and endless possibilities to dress vinyl.
Every customer is special and unique and once we’ve gotten to this part of the process, you might want to press a few TestPressing (you decide how many) to promote your work, send to distributors, radio stations, labels, test the sound in different environments, ….. just watch it spin and listen to it before anything else. No problem.
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.