AUDIO

Vinyl as any other format has its own limitations. To make sure your music sounds great on a record, please comply with general mastering for vinyl standards:

  • loudness: < 0db
  • high frequency cut at above 16khz
  • low frequency cut at 10hz
  • low frequencies below 300hz in mono.
  • no phasing or negative phase returns
  • stereo width between  +0.5 and 1.
  • 1s of silence before the Start-ID and after the End-ID per record side.
Optimized Cut: 
Quality is most important to me and I want the best cut possible. If necessary, I am willing to accept corrections of volume and frequency content according to the cutting engineers expert opinion. We will still always try to make it sound as close to the master source as possible.
Flat Cut:
Quality Sound Modulation will transfered 1:1 and I want a minimum of changes made, even if the record ends up quieter than most vinyl. This generally only applies if your audio has been specifically mastered for vinyl.

• Uploaded folder must contain one audio file per record side:

  • “A-Side”
  • “B-Side”

• Fill out the cue-sheet below and upload it together with the audio files.

*If you want some seconds silence between the songs, you have to make that yourself, we are only able to make the groove spacing between songs.

• Preferred quality:

  • .wav / .aif
  • 24bit; 48Khz
*Other formats may work as well, but to ensure the best quality we recommend the standards above.

• Remember to make a vinyl master to ensure the best possible quality of the record.

• Upload the audio to a Dropbox, name it your Order Number and share it with us (the artwork has to be uploaded in the same folder).

*Please do not use other large file transfer methods, only Dropbox.

ARTWORK

Before making your cover design, please consider the following:

All cover designs

• CMYK color;
• 5mm bleed on the edges of the covers;
• At least 300 dbi/ppi;
• Exported as Acrobat 1.3 pdf;
• All fonts need to be made into objects:

  • In Illustrator it is called “Create outline
  • In Photoshop it is called “Convert to shape
  • In InDesign it is called “Create outline

• PDF 1:1, exported or distilled without scaling;

• Colour export settings Fogra39

• Partial varnish, hot foil or embossing on exact position in 100% with one color in a separate page or less;

• Without visible cutting lines, folding lines and punching lines, instead – if necessary – cutting and folding marks;

• Outside the bleed area – this is also binding for color bars;

• Single placed and centred per page for multipart products, f. e. labels or booklets (single pages or imposed double pages) or similar.

Lines and font sizes

• The thicknesses of lines have to be no less than 0.15 mm in the positive printing and 0.25 mm in the negative printing;
• Line thickness for hot foil and embossing have to be at 0.35 mm;
• Fonts should have a minimum size of 5pt for positive printing and at least 7pt for negative printing.

Colors

•Black text and lines should be adjusted to overprint with CMYK backgrounds, for metallic and daylight colors there should be no overprint command;

• In combination, the summary of all colors should not be higher then 280% for the ink coverage;

• For deep black effects of 100% black you should under-layer the black with 50% cyan (100% black and 50% cyan);

• White fonts on deep black in 1C should consist only of 2 colors, black (+ 50% cyan), not more.

 

Our Partners

Sonne Studios

A recording, mixing, mastering and production studio in Greve, Greater Copenhagen run by Nicklas Sonne. The studio contains a drum booth, a vocal booth, high-end microphones and full assistance in recording, as well as professional mixing and mastering for vinyl and other formats.

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Kommunal Dubplate Service

A mastering and lacquer cutting studio in Nørrebro, Copenhagen run by Hari Kishore aka DJ Hvad. Digital and analogue mastering for vinyl and master record cutting on Skully lathe from digital files or tapes.

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TEMPLATES

COVER TEMPLATES

 

7″ Thin cover (135 GSM) – Download here

7″ Thick cover (Has a space for inner sleeve – 280 GSM) –Download here

12″ Cover with 3mm spine – Download here

12″ Cover without spine – Download here

12″ Cover with 4mm spine – Download here

12″ Discobag – Download here

12″ Gatefold with 7mm spine –Download here

LABEL TEMPLATES

 

7″ label – Download here

12″ label – Download here

 

OTHER TEMPLATES

30X30 cm Inserts –Download here

60X30 cm Inserts – Download here

Printed inner sleeves –Download here

4X3 cm Stickers –Download here

10X10 cm Stickers –Download here

 

*If you have ordered any other options we will send you the correct template.

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