Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Cut2Vinyl is a vinyl manufacturing and a worldwide distribution company based in Windsor / England. The production is taking place in Hungary and Austria. We offer pressed and hand-cut records. To start off we need to cut a master onto an acetate made out of aluminium veneered with lacquer. Every song which gets recorded onto these masters should be mastered at our standards, therefore we recommend to use masters from our trusted mastering studio to achieve the desired warm sound. We do also accept your own master recordings! This master record gets placed onto the cutter and then recorded. Once recorded the master record gets washed and coated with a thin silver and nickel layer which will become a stamper. The stamper is placed into a Vinyl pressing plant and with a force of 100 – 120t the record gets pressed out of cake made of polyvinyl chloride. Usually, it takes about 25 seconds to press a record but the most excessive process is the stamper production, which is a negative from the master plate. These negatives are used for about 1000 pressed records before wearing out. After, you want to create a new stamper to ensure the high fidelity sound isn’t compromised. We at Cut2Vinyl use 24bit96kHz Hi-Res Audio files to record the master records. Lower formats are also accepted. High fidelity files off 24bit96kHz are much superior than on conventional CD productions which are recorded at 16bit44100kHz. Due to the excess of the production process of pressed records, long runs are only available from 500 copies. Additionally to the service described above, we produce short runs. Short runs are hand-cut in real-time using our unique Direct Vinyl Mastering technique. While using a sapphire fitted on a Neumann cutter fitted with an SX-74 cutting head to cut Acetates, for the DVM method we use a super sharp diamond fitted onto a T-560 Vinyl Recorder and cut the music direct onto everlasting vinyl. This method has only been developed over the past year and some may call them also Dubplates. Dubplates were usually cut onto Acetate but weren’t playable for a very long time due to it’s soft material and fast wear and teat. With the DVM technology the recorded vinyl is playable for as long as standard pressed records. The DVM method is great for anyone, who would like to have his music cut onto Vinyl, as a test cut or as an extreme limited edition of 10 or 25 original master recordings. For both methods, we offer industry-standard packaging. 12″Maxi singles in plain disco bags, 12″ LP’s with full coloured printed sleeves with a 3mm, 5mm or 7mm spine for triple vinyl packs and gatefold sleeves for double albums. For beautiful and colourful reproduction we use   Algro cardboard. The jackets are available with or without centre hole. Printing solutions are available in a matt, silk or high gloss finish. We offer Boxsets for packs of 5 Vinyl. Most records are cut on 140g black Vinyl but we also offer coloured Vinyl and picture disc. Long runs can be produced onto 7″ & 12″ format. Test pressings can be produced on request. Hand-cut records are available in 5″, 7″, 8″, 10″ & 12″ format. At the moment we are looking into laser engraved transparent Vinyl to expand our product list. Please contact us for more details information if you would like to get a free quote for your release.

Next to our Vinyl production we also offer fine art prints on a very high quality. If you are an artist and would like to have your art printed by us please contact us.

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