Topic: vinyl pressing (again)

Where are people currently going to get this stuff? I've heard mixed things about Mobineko and wondering what the current other options are? Any help and ideas much appreciated!

2 (edited by Kunal 22-01-2013 18:16:41)

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Was going to start a thread like this again, now's as good a time as any. FYI, I tend to just get records done and sort out the sleeves elsewhere, maybe because I like making life difficult for myself. Also I'm usually looking at low runs of 250-300 so talk of things being expensive / cheaper might shift when you are thinking of pressing 500 / 1000.


MOBINEKO
Thailand based though I believe the vinyl plant is in Germany. I personally have not had any problems with them, and I have used them a bunch of times. Online calculator is handy and accurate. Add another 30 quid or so for test pressings as they are not standard and make sure you ask for a continuous cut otherwise you will have gaps between all your songs. My contact guy responds super-quick and it is a bit impersonal but the system seems to work. Can get busy at times so don't expect a quick turnaround all the time.
www.mobineko.com


AMEI
Germany. Don't do LPs, just 7"'s. Probably the cheapest place out there. Took about 11 weeks to do a record when they said it would be 8, which is already a lengthy lead time. This was down to an issue at the place that makes their metal stampers so might be back to about 8 weeks now. Communication was pretty sporadic but they are always super busy. When my stampers showed up they went above and beyond to get them done and sent out. Don't actually offer test pressings as they will listen to the first few records to see if they are messed up or not on your behalf, but you can request them.
www.amei.se


DMS
aka Disc Manufacturing Services. Based on the south coast of the UK. Very professional and quick but not the cheapest. I did the Drainland / Cellgraft 7" and they were really helpful checking with me on the sound side of things since it was pushed really into the red (the CG side that is).
http://www.discmanufacturingservices.com


BREED
Didn't deal directly with them. Based up north somewhere, similar setup to DMS I guess. Were a little annoying in that we had to ask for test pressings and things taking longer than expected and that we should have known that around Christmas. but the results were tops.
http://www.breedmedia.co.uk


MY45
Look to be another cheap and cheerful German outfit that do 7"'s, got a selection of package deals on the go. Not used them yet, but to be honest they seem to be the same price as Mobineko.
www.my45.de


XVINYLX
Run by the people at Day After and Doomantia Recs who go through the famous GZ plant in the Czech Republic. If you have seen any Doomantia releases, you know there are some sweet packaging options on offer if you're into that (embossing, foil, glow in the dark, i dunno). Doing some maths made it seem like it's nowhere near as cheap as some of the others listed though.
http://xvinylx.com


CURVED
Heard good things about this place, heard and seen some good results from them. Quite handily located in London (if you live in London that is) and they are cool for you to attend and check everything. Also gather you can ask for a bit of money off in person, might have to keep that under your hat though.
http://curvedltd.com


And there are more no doubt.

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Kunal, you rule.

Using Eldorado direct for the first time at the moment as they had the best price on 5" pressing (I know, what kind of idiot puts out a 5"??). Will report back about how it went in hopefully 3-4 weeks!

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Curved did the Skylark LPs and the cut they did sounded better than I could have hoped.

Sam R was telling me about some plant in Germany that only does small runs of 7" but they're entirely made of recycled materials.

Sky:Lark (Noisy Post-Hardcore) - http://skylark.bandcamp.com
Man Hands (Fastcore) - http://horsepartyrules.bandcamp.com

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RECORD INDUSTRY
Looks like a long-running and very pro outfit based in Holland and I think Ralf Opiate has recommended them in the past. For a low run of 7"'s it compares favourably with the cheap places mentioned above actually. Only 3 test pressings as standard it seems.
http://www.recordindustry.com

6 (edited by mykill 23-03-2013 08:41:30)

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I pressed the EIAFUAWN LP at Record Industry a couple of years ago. It took three sets of test pressings to get it right but it turned out great in the end.

They are partnered with Furnace in the states and press a lot of bigger stuff.

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AMEI are incredibly frustrating. They take on far too much work compared to their actual capabilities it seems.

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I used Diamond Black for a couple of things. They are based in Luton so I got to attend the cut of the last thing I did. I will not use GZ again.

Where do people get covers done when they do them separately? I mean actual manufactured/glued covers/Gatefolds rather than printed fold over things. Is there anywahere in the UK that does 'tip on' covers?

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dread wrote:

I used Diamond Black for a couple of things. They are based in Luton so I got to attend the cut of the last thing I did. I will not use GZ again.

Where do people get covers done when they do them separately? I mean actual manufactured/glued covers/Gatefolds rather than printed fold over things. Is there anywahere in the UK that does 'tip on' covers?

I get all my sleeves done at Senol Printing, who I believe are based in Surbiton? Never had the slightest problem with them, and can definitely recommend. I don't think they can do tip on sleeves though.

Static Shock Records + Distro: http://www.staticshockrecords.com

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are folk having problems with my45.de ? they won't answer mails from a mate of mine who's paid for 2 re-presses ???

Major Wants : To The Point "mentally checked out' 7"
the Death Dust Extractor 12" & Crisis 7"s at punk prices...
and I do a weird record label http://tadpolerecords.blogspot.co.uk/

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Do you have contact for Diamond Black?

Added: 23-02-2014 18:34:19

Do you have contact for Diamond Black?

Noise Punk

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Anywhere in the U.K. do limited 12" runs of a 100?

Spot you for the Reach Out/Honeywell 7"

13 (edited by LYFDTW!Z 28-04-2014 11:57:17)

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sexjams wrote:

Anywhere in the U.K. do limited 12" runs of a 100?


DMS will do them; wax, bags, no labels I believe....

You've just gotta email to ask for a quote, from what I remember the price wasn't pretty haha

Edit: Although they may have updated their site now

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I have a nice hookup in Notts, would prolly price match all above but run by good guys you can have a laugh with and pop down to pick up tests and fuck about with sleeve/printing/vinyl ideas: MEDIA HUT


They just did the XAXAXA/PLAIDS 10"

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Joe C wrote:

I have a nice hookup in Notts, would prolly price match all above but run by good guys you can have a laugh with and pop down to pick up tests and fuck about with sleeve/printing/vinyl ideas: MEDIA HUT


They just did the XAXAXA/PLAIDS 10"

Thanks for this info. Anyone else used them?

Noise Punk

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What plant does Media Hut broker for?

Static Shock Records + Distro: http://www.staticshockrecords.com

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GZ

Added: 26-05-2014 22:50:26

currently in the genesis of a plan to be able to produce a 24 bit digital proof file of any TPs received from Media Hut, good for checking your vinyl didn't come out wrong!

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spud wrote:

are folk having problems with my45.de ? they won't answer mails from a mate of mine who's paid for 2 re-presses ???



Anyone used them recently? Or recommend anywhere else for small runs?

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garyoak wrote:
spud wrote:

are folk having problems with my45.de ? they won't answer mails from a mate of mine who's paid for 2 re-presses ???



Anyone used them recently? Or recommend anywhere else for small runs?

Seems bonkers to own only a 7inch press? whats the story there?

Added: 01-08-2014 20:58:56

ahh it's a Toolex Alpha, didn't realise these were still being used..

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Joe C wrote:

ahh it's a Toolex Alpha, didn't realise these were still being used..


and for the uninformed? Ha!

Please read and share oureoin.com ,thank you.

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http://www.qualityrecordpressings.com/i … ?go=toolex

a kinda all in one system I believe a few dance labels/distros used these in the 90s in London

Added: 06-08-2014 11:07:40

Looks like a crazy robot

22 (edited by grooveman 16-06-2015 15:22:25)

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Disc Wizards in the UK are pressing very nice vinyl, and they have a tie-up with Abbey Road, so you can have the lacquers cut there as an option.

http://www.discwizards.com/Vinyl/Vinyl- … ces-UK.htm

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