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How to press colored vinyl records (and have them shipped directly to your fans)

Colored vinyl records is the shiz and making them is a thousand times easier today. What’s up with the craze? Musicians and fans are crazy for the good ole custom vinyl record format. They have been releasing vinyl albums left and right, some in the fanciest colored vinyl records and printed inner sleeves.  We can’t […]

19 Do’s and Don’ts When Releasing Your Very First Vinyl Record

Every artist you know has released at least one album on vinyl and that’s because it wasn’t just a fad or a glitch in the system…VINYL IS SO DARN BACK. It’s actually not hot news. Vinyl made its comeback in 2006 and last year, despite of or exactly because of the pandemic, vinyl has officially […]

top 10 reasons why vinyl is called vinyl

Top 10 Reasons Why Vinyl is Called Vinyl (and Not LPs)

Vinyl records haven’t always been called vinyl records? Who would’ve to thunk it, and who fucking cares? But if you want to be able to talk the walk and want to be able to mix it with your fellow industry buds, it’s best you read on. The change in name didn’t happen overnight. It’s only […]

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 release mid-length in 10 inch vinyl and singles in 7 inch vinyl but they’re much […]

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 so ambitious and intimidating. It seems so expensive and is reserved for big artists like […]

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 our plant, we don’t even touch them with bare hands! The question probably comes from […]