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One side of a 12” record played at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute can store 19.5 minutes of audio, while at 45 revolutions per minute, the capacity is about 14 minutes.
A 7” record at 45 revolutions per minute can fit about 4.5 minutes of material on each side, while at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute, the capacity increases to about 6.5minutes.
We only accept files in digital form (WAV – Windows PCM, AIFF – Apple Macintosh) on CD-R or online via FTP. We prefer zipped files (RAR, WinZip, 7zip).
For a single disc, the sampling frequency of the files should be the same. Acceptable values are 44.1, 48 or 96 kHz. The bit depth can be 16, 24 or 32 bits.
To get the best sound on the record, follow the timing below:
|Disc size||Revolutions per minute (RPM)||Optimum recording length||Maximum recording length per side|
|7"||45||4:00||5:00 - 6:00|
|7"||33||5:00||6:00 - 7:00|
|12"||45||9:00||12:00 - 15:00|
|12"||33||18:00||21:00 - 25:00|
Exceeding these times can affect the sound quality. The longer the times, the poorer the sound quality (spectrum) and the higher the noise level.
There are three standard sizes for black discs: 7 inches (17 cm), 10 inches (25 cm), and 12 inches (30 cm). Visual Media Records presses records in two formats: 7” and 12”.
The standard weight of vinyl records from Visual Media Records is:
|Disc type||Standard weight||“Heavy” weight|
|12” Picture Disc||-||168-180g|
Pressed vinyl records sound better when played at a higher speed. The higher the speed, the more grooves per second pass under the needle. This results in less internal groove interference. However, the available audio playback time decreases.
LP – in a nutshell, simply an album or a longplay. Some editions may include up to three or four vinyl records.
EP – also called a “mini-album”. Usually features three or four tracks. We can put it this way: it is too long to be a single and too short for an album.
Single – features one, sometimes two tracks. Typically, it promotes a longer publication, for example, an album (usually in the 7″ format).
Maxi Single – a single but in a longer, club-like version. It contains extended versions of tracks. Sometimes on a maxi single, we can find a capella versions, remixes, etc. Usually, it comes in the 12″ record format.
RE – a reissue or repress. It basically means that it is another edition of a vinyl record that has been published in the past.
LTD – it is short for “limited”. This means that a record was released in a limited number of copies, typically very small.
PROMO – a promo version, not for sale but, as the name suggests, for promotional use.
ALBUM SAMPLER – a record that presents artists from a given label, i.e. a limited (and usually cheaper) version of the whole album.
RED, GREEN, etc. – if a vinyl record is coloured, it usually features a note with the colour name or its abbreviation.
Visit the Download section for technical specifications of preparation and delivery of materials for vinyl records pressing and packaging printing.
If you have any further questions, please contact our Sales Department at 52 349 31 06 / 22 898 82 09 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Apart from standard, black discs, Visual Media Records offers pressing of vinyl records in eight basic colours: white, yellow, orange, red, blue, green and brown.
We also accept orders for transparent records, “marble” records (a combination of black and white) and special colours, based on the Pantone template.
Visual Media Records carries out orders for vinyl pressings from 100 pieces.
It depends on the current production capacity and the size of the edition. The usual lead time is 3–4 weeks. This results, among other things, from the technology used to manufacture the records themselves.
Yes, we are the exporter mainly to the markets: German, British, French, Swedish, Spanish and Italian. We provide logistics service in the European Union and abroad.