General information and frequently asked questions about record pressing, preparation of material, turnaround time, copyright license and payment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW IS RPM RECORDS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PRESSING PLANTS?
Being a small pressing plant allows us to process every order with extra precision. Our team continuously listens to records during the production and visually inspects every single record before packing and shipping. We are open for customizing our services to the client’s specific requests. Our small, yet efficient, team responds instantly and takes care of your orders on a personal level.
WHAT VINYL FORMATS DO YOU PRESS?
Our specialty is 12 inch vinyl records of 140 grams and 180 grams. We do not press 7 or 10 inch vinyl records. One-off copies on acetate or lathe are also available on special requests. For such inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS A VINYL CUE SHEET?
A vinyl cue sheet is a document that contains all essential information about your audio files, like track list, timing and groove spacing. A cue sheet is necessary for the cutting engineer to process the audio files. Download our standard vinyl cue sheet here
HOW MUCH TIME CAN I FIT ON A VINYL RECORD?
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COPYRIGHT?
WHAT KIND OF ART FILES DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?
Please find the correct format of submitting artwork files and download all necessary templates here.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PAY UP FRONT?
For all orders below 10.000,00 DKK (~1.340,00 EUR) we charge the full amount before the production. For orders above 10.000,00 DKK (~1.340,00 EUR) the payment terms are 50% before the production and 50% before shipping. Please find the payment details on your invoice and pay via bank transfer.
WHAT IS YOUR MINIMUM PRESSING QUANTITY?
Our minimum pressing quantity is 100 records. Practically, we can press any amount, but orders below 100 records will cost a fortune per record. If you have a specific amount in mind that is not listed in our package deals, please get in touch and we will find a suitable solution for you.
HOW DO I PLACE AN ORDER?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PRODUCE MY ORDER?
Turnaround times depend on many factors, and changes constantly. Check at the top of our frontpage for the current turnaround time.
WHAT IS A LACQUER AND DMM CUTTING?
WHAT IS A STAMPER?
After the master plates have been cut, we will forward them to an electroplating laboratory and form nickel plated discs (stampers) for the record pressing. Due to the high-pressure, stampers break after a certain amount of production. If you expect to re-press later, please let us know when placing your first order.
CAN I SUBMIT MY OWN LACQUERS?
WHAT IS A TEST PRESSING AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?
HOW DO I ENSURE MY RECORD SOUNDS AS GOOD AS POSSIBLE?
WHAT IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 140 & 180 GRAMS RECORD?
The key difference is, of course, the weight and the feel. 180 gram records are known for deluxe audiophile releases. We press on both 140 and 180 gram vinyl to meet our clients diverse preferences.
DO YOU PRESS COLOUR VINYL RECORDS?
WHAT IS SWIRL VINYL?
Swirl vinyl records are made from blended PVC of a variety of colours of choice and comes out in colourful patterns. Two totally identical records are not common with swirl vinyl, and that makes it even more interesting!
CAN YOU PRESS RECORDS WITHOUT CENTER LABELS?
DO YOU SHIP WORLDWIDE?
Yes, we ship worldwide to one or several locations. Please read RPM Shipping Policy and fill up your shipping information here.
WHAT ARE YOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS?
Here you will find RPM Records’ Terms & Condition
DO YOU PRODUCE GATEFOLDS AND BOX SETS?
CAN I VISIT THE PRESSING PLANT?
You are very welcome to visit the pressing plant upon request. We are located in Priorparken 510 – 2605 Brøndby. Our team will serve you a strong cup of coffee and show you around our premises.