Crystal-clear vinyl records look so neat that you’d want to show them off to your grumpy father-in-law so he’ll start loving you. It’s no wonder they’re usually the #1 choice for special editions. The clear disc has a bad reputation of having a lesser sound quality than the black vinyl, that is not true if you choose a good vinyl pressing company. Clear vinyl pressings use top quality vinyl but require some special techniques and formulations to produce well (therefore use Unified!).
Check out these beauties if you need a bit of inspiration for a clear vinyl record:
Lee Ranaldo- From Here To Infinity
The clear vinyl makes the grooves visually stand out even more. via: Decemberembers
The Jazz June’s After The Earthquake
Clear vinyl with silver glitter.
Dads’ Pretty Good
Clear vinyl with rainbow glitter.
Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles- Gold Rush
Clear vinyl with gold flakes.
Barren Harvest – Subtle Cruelties
Clear vinyl with autumn leaves.
The Crimson Curse- Both Feet in the Grave
Clear vinyl with black and white bug print.
Walter Schreifels- An Open Letter To The Scene
Surfjan Stevens- Mystery of Love
We here at Unified are obsessed with beautiful CD packaging. We’ve been making creative releases since 2008 and lovely packaging has become an obsession of ours. We even have a Pinterest page dedicated to all things media packaging. If you want to make a really badass album with cool CD packaging, get a quote or shoot us an email.
James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.