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

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 (Collector’s Edition)- Paul McCartney Linn Wie Andersen, Simon Earith, Paul McCartney & James Musgrave, art directors 

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 […]

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, we simply can’t rush vinyl pressing or else it could be a disaster. There are […]

Did Elvis release any album in blue vinyl record?

Did Elvis release any album in blue vinyl record? This is a legit question because Elvis is the king of rock and roll and blues. One of the finest white blues singers the world has ever known, Joe Cocker, said that Elvis was the greatest white blues singer in the world. So…as a diehard vinyl […]

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Vinyl Mastering Guidelines & Tips to Get the Best Sound Quality

Vinyl mastering is serious business. You and your engineer have to be very meticulous to get it right. We want to do vinyl record pressing because it has exceptional sound quality but this is also the format that is the trickiest to manufacture. It’s prone to have slight imperfections like distortion and noise. That is […]

List of News and Tips for Musicians During the Pandemic

It’s a tough time for everyone but especially for artists and musicians as the pandemic drags on. We compiled some resources to help you navigate the new normal of music. Hopefully, this will somehow make things much easier for all of us. Stay safe and hang on tight. This is just a glitch. Meanwhile here […]

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Vinyl Records With the Most Unique Shapes

These vinyl records with the unique shapes can give you more bang for your buck because not only do they play good music (as they should), they can be good deco, too! There are so many ways to make vinyl records more quirky and creative than just having them in the classic black. There are […]

Vinyl Records of The Most Famous Musicians Today

Most of the musicians today are releasing their albums in good-looking vinyl records even if streaming is affordable and easy. That just proves that we love to have something we can truly own…that we can touch and smell and show off to all of our friends. CD used to do this but sadly it is becoming […]

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Why you should make your own vinyl record in 2020

Why should you make your own vinyl record in 2020 when there’s a pandemic that has turned the world upside down? Musicians all over the world are suffering from the consequences of COVID as we say goodbye to concerts, gigs, and basically…everything fun for a while.  However, we noticed something interesting during this time—  we […]