Frequently asked questions
What are your minimum orders?
We love to press short runs of vinyl! Technically there is no minimum order. However, we don't recommend pressing a run of less than 50 records because the cost would become prohibitive. There is always a basic set up cost when you press vinyl. The fewer the records you press, the higher your cost per record becomes. If what you're after is just a handful of copies on vinyl we'd recommend getting the records hand cut by a lathe cutting engineer.
How should I prepare my art files?
Use the templates you can find on our templates page.
Don't leave fonts embedded.
If you're using photoshop, rasterize your text layers.
If you're using Illustrator, outline your text.
Put your art on a different layer than the template.
Don't resize the template, you want it to be a minimum of 300dpi.
Save your art files in CMYK mode, not RGB.
Remember to put your band name, album title, and matrix number on the spine.
Are small orders more expensive per record?
Yes. To press a record, you need lacquers and stampers. You pay the same amount for these whether you are pressing 100 or 1000 records. Also the printed materials (Jackets, inserts, sleeves, labels) all cost lest per piece when you order more.
How should I prepare my audio files?
Send us two .wav files, one for each side.
That way, you're in control of the amount of space between songs.
How do I send you my audio and art files?
Use wetransfer.com and send your files to ClampdownRecordPressing@gmail.com
Or share a Dropbox or Googledrive type folder with us at that same address.
What sizes of records do you press?
We press 7" and 12" vinyl with 45rpm and 33rpm options.
Are you a broker, or do you press records?
We press records.