Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Cut2Vinyl is a vinyl manufacturing and a world wide distribution company based in Windsor / England and with the production taking place in Hungary. 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 recored onto these masters have to be mastered at our standards therefor we only use masters from our trusted mastering studio to achieve the desired warm sound. 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 PVC. 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, after you want to create a new stamper to ensure the high fidelity sound isn’t compromised. We are at Cut2Vinyl use 24bit96kHz files to record the master records. 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 100 copies. Additionally to the service described above we produce short runs under 100. Short runs are hand cut in real time using our unique Direct Vinyl Mastering technique. While using a sapphire cutting head for cutting on acetates for the DVM method we use a super sharp diamond and cut the music direct onto the everlasting vinyl record. This method is great for anyone who would like to have his music cut onto Vinyl as a test cut or as a super extreme limited edition of 10 or 25 master cuts. For both methods we offer industry standard packaging. Maxi singles in 12″ in plain disco bags, 12″ LP’s with full coloured printed sleeves with a 5mm or 7mm spine for triple vinyl packs and gatefold sleeves for double albums. We also offer Boxsets for packs of 5 Vinyls. 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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