Lathe cut vs pressed vinyl.
What is lathe cut vinyl.
My only objective is to cut and package with as high quality as is possible given the tools available and to do so at a reasonable price.
A lathe cut record is an instant vinyl record.
Or lathe cut records on demand from your online store and give fans on demand vinyl records instead of ordering 300 500 records from a pressing plant.
Days of lead time are saved because the plating and pressing processes are skipped.
There are more and more people lathe cutting out there these days.
Each record is hand cut and made in real time no two pieces are exactly alike making these highly collectible and customizable for fans.
This is a bit of a rant but worth reading i think.
Upload your music and artwork we cut you a one of kind high quality lathe cut vinyl record and ship it to your door.
Pressed vinyl on the other hand is aimed at bulk orders say for example 150 copies of one album.
These lathes are normally used in the vinyl record manufacturing process to cut the lacquer master discs used to create the metal stampers.
Lathe cut records are made from clear plastic and cut individually one at a time.
Lathe cutting is the fastest way to make a retail ready record.
A hunt through ebay will reveal lathes of all shapes and sizes and various project rigs the secret society of lathe trolls message board is a great place to start your search.
From a single vinyl record to a short run there is no minimum order.
They are made by cutting grooves into the disc using a record lathe.
Lathe cuts are created with a completely different process than vinyl from a pressing plant.
Records are cut by hand and in real time so every project we work on is a real labour of love.