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Independent Vinyl Pressing

Technical Specifications For Vinyl Records

Record Diameters
Record Durations
Record Colours
Label Diameters
Picture Discs
Record Cover Sizes


Vinyl Records can be manufactured in the following formats:

Diameter Record Type
Imperial Metric
7" 17.5 cm Record (SP)
7" 17.5 cm Heavy record (SP)
10" 25 cm Record
12" 30 cm Record (LP)
12" 30 cm Heavy record up to 220g

It should be possible for all of the above sizes and weights to be manufactured as Picture Discs.

Black Lacquer technology is used for vinyl records manufacturing. However DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) is available as well.

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Recommended Playing Time/Record Duration.

Diameter
Inches
Recommended playing time per side
33 RPM  45 RPM
7" 8 - 8.5 min. 6 - 6.5 min.
10" 14 - 15.5 min. 10.5 - 11.5 min.
12" 18 - 20 min. 14 - 15.5 min.

N.B. There is an inverse ratio between the playing time and the  record level.

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Record Colours.

Basic
Black White Grey
     

Transparent

Colourless Yellow Blue Green Red Violet Orange
             

Non-transparent - Milky

Light Yellow Light Blue Pink Red Green Violet
             

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Label Diameters.

Record Size Record Label Outer Diameter
7" 84 mm
10" 100 mm
12" 100 mm

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Picture Discs.

Diameter of Disc Maximum Diameter of Picture
7" 168 mm
10" 242 mm
12" 292 mm

Please note that the text must not be located at the very outer edge of the label.

Coloured separations positive films - photosensible layer at illegible side (down)

Preferred angles of screen Cyan 75, Magenta 45, Yellow 90, Black 15

Screen 60 lines per cm, 150 lpi.

Films should be accompanied by a colour proof (cromalins, match prints).

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Cardboard covers.

(mm)

12" 10" 7"

A

313 265 180

B

312 264 179

C

313 260 180

D

156.5 130 -

E

dia 100  dia 100  -
F 150.5 130  -

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