UnifiedManufacturing (Unified MFG) blog section is your one-stop manufacturing blog in LA offering the latest news about vinyl packaging design. Unified Manufacturing News, vinyl packaging design for musicians and indie artists. We help our customers with the best in class vinyl packaging design services near you or across the U.S.

19 Scratch-and-Sniff Albums that made a mark

Want to surprise your fans? Give them scented albums! Scratch-and-sniff albums are a unique and fun way to experience music. By adding the olfactory dimension, artists can create a more immersive and engaging listening experience. Here’s a list of 19 scratch-and-sniff albums that have truly made a mark in this unique niche: [In case you’re […]

Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2023 so far

You might have thought “Nah, vinyl’s just a fad”. We thought the same way, too. That’s why we’re very much surprised that vinyl is still alive and kicking up to this day. In fact, this year, vinyl sales rose 13.2% in the first nine months. As we approach the end of 2023, it is worth […]

10 Essential tips for pre-selling your vinyl

Pre-selling your vinyl album is an art form in itself—a dance between generating excitement and managing the logistics of production. It involves careful planning, smart marketing, and a deep understanding of your audience. So how do you do it right? These ten essential tips will guide you through the intricacies of setting up your vinyl […]

Indie Artists who’ve released 7-inch vinyl singles

Before an actual album is released, artists pre-release tracks from their album. Some of them get a bit adventurious and release them on 7-inch vinyl records. It’s like a test of how much fans would be willing to buy their music in an expensive format. This means that if their 7-inch vinyl single is not […]

Vinyl pressing: DMM versus lacquer cutting

If you’re pressing vinyl records, cutting your master is probably the most crucial (and most expensive!) step, so it’s wise of you to research your vinyl cutting options. And while in general, we don’t recommend one over the other (it all depends on the particular recording), I’ll give you a rundown on the basic differences […]

Vinyl pressing: LOUD CUT vs SAFE CUT? —Which one should you choose?

One of the most important steps in vinyl manufacturing is the cutting of your vinyl-mastered audio onto a disc to create your album’s or single’s master. In this article, we will be talking about the two different cuts available for Direct Metal mastering (DMM). There are several of these cuts, but we’ll be focusing on […]

Wondering why your vinyl records are taking so long?

If you’ve never had a vinyl pressed until now, you might get shocked by how long the turnaround time is—usually it’s 8-12 weeks. And there are even times when the pressing plants ship your vinyl records later than the expected time. This might frustrate you, especially if you’re close to your album release date… so […]

How to review your vinyl test pressing the right way

Working together is a must to press a great vinyl record. And that requires you, our dear client, to review your vinyl test pressing—the right way! In this article, we’ll be discussing this critical steps of the vinyl manufacturing process. Why critical? Well, whatever you do in this step, will decide the quality of your […]

20 of the coolest vinyl records that were nominated for grammy’s best record package

With each passing year, vinyl records have been gaining more and more audiences. Musicians have added more and more vinyl versions every music release which hints at the state of the vinyl record market. With an increase in vinyl record supply, artists have begun doing more creative stuff for their own. They customized their vinyl […]

Reddit’s Top 25 Unique Vinyl Records

We checked Reddit for unique vinyl records and it did not fail us! Vinyl records have become one of the most customizable physical audio formats available today. It has gained lots of buzz during the pandemic and since then, musicians have been releasing on the format along with usual digital and CD formats. This article […]