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What is the history of the 12-inch vinyl record format?

The 12-inch vinyl record format is the standard, most popular choice when it comes to vinyl records. When we think or talk about vinyl records, the one that pops in our head is most likely the 12-inch vinyl. Yes, some ...
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How much does it cost to press 100 vinyl records?

How much does it cost to press 100 vinyl records? We often get this question now that vinyl is becoming more and more popular again. Some of you might be scared to even ask because pressing a vinyl record seems ...
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/ James Hill
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What is the short history of custom military patches?

We see a lot of cool custom band patches these days but before they became cool merch items, they're mainly used by government officials.  The history of embroidered patches can be traced back into countries where the art of decorating ...
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Biggest List of Music Recording Studios in the USA (Part 1)

We compiled over 500 music recording studios in the USA just for you. If you want the full list beautifully compiled in a spreadsheet, like our Facebook page and send us a message with a subject line "I want the ...
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Best Ways to Choose Inner & Outer Vinyl Record Sleeves

If you're about to press some vinyl records, you may wonder why choosing inner and outer sleeves are such a big deal when they’re just sleeves that’ll hold your vinyl records. However, let's not forget that they do not just ...
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How you can benefit from custom embroidered patches

Are custom embroidered patches still a thing? Should you add this to your merch or just focus on shirts and stickers? Patches are cool stuff. They always have been and they always will. There are so many cool patches for ...
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Is Distrokid better than TuneCore?

TuneCore has been in operation for 15 years now and is one of the most established digital music distributors in the industry. Distrokid, on the other hand, is the new kid on the block. It is relatively younger because they ...
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/ James Hill
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Grammy Nominees for Best Record Package 2020

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards are right around the corner, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. Find out who are nominated for best record package category. Their box sets are looking too awesome! Flaming Pie ...
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Can you paint on a vinyl record and still use it?

We get inquiries for short run vinyl pressing a lot and one of the odd questions we get is if it's possible to paint on vinyl. Our heart break a little because we treat vinyl records like babies here in ...
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/ James Hill
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How We Do Custom Vinyl Manufacturing Here at UnifiedMFG

We make custom vinyl record manufacturing seem easy but it is actually quite a delicate, multi-step process that could be complicated to understand. This is the format that is the trickiest to manufacture and unlike making CDs and USB drives, ...
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/ James Hill