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How it Works
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How it Works
Step One / Mastering & Cutting
At Press On Vinyl we understand how important the audio quality of your record is to you and your fans.
We can help guide you through the process to ensure your audio files are ready to hit the lathe (see our FAQ). If you would like us to handle the audio mastering for you, then our team of highly experienced engineers will make sure your music works perfectly on the vinyl format.
We perform all our master cuts using the time-proven, best methods on quality lacquer discs. Our highly skilled engineers will ensure your master disc is cut perfectly through our high end analogue chain and cutting lathe.
Step Two / Metalwork
From your master lacquer discs we will produce a quality set of stampers that are accurately formed for our pressing machines. Our high spec stamper laboratory has the latest cutting-edge technology ensuring the highest standards of quality control at every stage of the process.
Step Three / Press On
We searched the industry for the best solution for the pressing process.
Our revolutionary new machines produce consistent quality records with lower energy consumption. Powered by a bespoke steam and cooling system, the whole operation is designed to deliver the best precision manufacturing in the industry.
Our pressing operators have pride in every record they press and take time to perform quality checks at every stage.
With short runs starting from 100 we can produce anything from traditional black records and colour discs to specialist splatter and marble discs with single, double and triple packs and gatefolds available.
(picture discs coming soon)
However creative you want to be with your disc design, our team will find a solution to press your vinyl how you want.
Finally / Printing & Packaging
Using the highest standard printing techniques we ensure your centre labels and sleeves look exactly how you want them.
We offer everything from disco bags to triple gatefolds and everything in between. (check out our templates section here).
With a wide variety of finishes available we make sure that your art looks as good as it sounds!
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Printer’s Colour Profile : ISO 12647 – 2:2014 ( fogra 391 )
When supplying artwork please ensure you follow the formats and spec below.
PDF : (Generic) supplied with Embedded Fonts, upto Version 7.0 but preferred 5.0.
EPS or Ai :(illustrator) upto Version CS4 with Fonts outlined.
Quark Express : upto Version 8.0 (collect for output) with all parts images & fonts etc.
Indesign : upto Version CS4 with all parts images & fonts etc, Fonts outlined preferred.
upto CS4: PSD, Tiff, Jpeg, DCS/DCS2, EPS, if supplying layered files render text layers.
Full colour or Four Colour Process uses Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black to make up the image.
A PDF or Photoshop file allows you to see all printing channels or plates and this is the most common format for lithographic print and any image in full colour needs to separate into CMYK, although additional special colours can be contained within the Photoshop file.
RGB is a colour mode used for computers and web based graphics, most design programs will use RGB colour mode, if your design has been produced using this it must be converted in to CMYK, before it can be printed which most programs will do easily, very often RGB produces more intense and bright colours on screen, so often after conversion to CMYK the images can become dull.
Black & White / Grayscale / Bitmap:
Any image being printed in Black only has to be supplied as Grayscale or Bitmap, although colour images can easily be converted to Grayscale.
Pantone Spot Colours:
When a job has to be printed in Pantone Spot/Special colours the file has to be setup using the Pantone colour system, and then the separations checked so that the final print effect works.
If a job is being printed in a single colour then it can be supplied as a Grayscale or Bitmap then the Spot colour number reference you want has to be supplied with the order.
All images must be supplied at a minimum of 300dpi (dots per inch) but upto 400dpi is fine if there is fine detail work or text.
Vector based graphics, normally Adobe Illustrator files with embedded images must be checked that any images are min resolution and also CMYK.
Any artwork being supplied needs to fit a Template ie: Record Label, Record Sleeve or Special Product, these templates can be supplied in PDF, EPS or quark Express format.
All templates are supplied at Actual print size and need to be followed exactly. Bespoke product templatescan be requested as necessary.
Bleed is the image area that exceeds the finished or trimmed size of the product, in some casesno image will go beyond the finished design, but where it does a minimum of 3mm Bleed is needed for Records Labels and 5mm for 12” Sleeves.
For example if an image/design is 100mm square then the image/design needs to be 106mm square so that there is 3mm bleed on each edge.
All print jobs will be Proofed back to the client as a Low Resolution PDF, to ensure that no information is lost or changed during the reprographic process, but PDF Proofs are not an exact indication of final print colour and are only to confirm that no elements of the artwork are wrong, these PDF Proofs need to be checked approved before printing.
BARCODES: CUSTOMERS MUST SOURCE THEIR OWN BARCODES AND ADD THEM TO THEIR ARTWORK DESIGNS
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