How do I find out the date a vinyl was pressed?

How do I find out the date a vinyl was pressed?

A closer look at the spine of the record sleeve will also help determine whether you have an original pressing. Original pressings usually have a four-letter and number combination like WXYZ-1234. Other records after the second or third pressing have two letters and five number combinations, such as XY-12345.

Is there a vinyl record shortage?

However, a combination of Covid-19 and major record label dominance is creating a vinyl shortage that is hitting smaller artists and labels. “Things have never been this bad for independent record labels and stores. Demand for vinyl hit untold highs in the UK (and globally) in 2020, following nearly a decade of growth.

How much does it cost to press 1000 vinyl records?

Vinyl Pricing

Standard Black Vinyl Pressing Pricing
1000 $1240 $2100
Colored Vinyl (per 100) add $55 per 100 add$75 per 100
Extra Tests (each) $2.00 $2.50
Random Color (Limited Availability) Same as Black Same as Black

What does pressing mean in vinyl records?

An original pressing typically refers to a vinyl record that was made from the initial batch of lacquers in the production process and cut from the original master recordings. These extra pressings may be created using different lacquers if the first set have worn out.

How are records pressed?

A record press is a machine for manufacturing vinyl records. It is essentially a hydraulic press fitted with thin nickel stampers which are negative impressions of a master disc. The process of compression molding forces the hot vinyl to fill the grooves in the stampers, and take the form of the finished record.

Are vinyl records in demand?

But, he explains, the current “extraordinary” demand for vinyl looks to be more than double that: somewhere between 320 million and 400 million units. It is a stunning appraisal. Twenty years ago, vinyl albums were selling just over 1 million copies a year.

How long will vinyl records last?

Your vinyl records can last anywhere from a year or two and up to well over 100 years. If you’re aiming for the latter, it really comes down to how well you care for your record collection.

How much does it cost to press a vinyl record?

Item Price Total
Pressing set-up fee 135g black $ 85.00 $ 85.00
Test pressings (5) $ 85.00 $ 85.00
12″ 135g black vinyl $ 1.75 $ 175.00
Center Label Our label are printed on premium coated paper. Prices include all film costs, overrun and shipping.

What’s the most expensive vinyl records?

The most expensive record ever sold is this 2015 album by the Wu-Tang Clan. What makes it so valuable is the fact that only one copy was ever created. It’s Wu-Tang Clans’ seventh studio album, which they recorded in secret over six years.

Which lasts longer CD or vinyl?

In most cases records will last considerably longer because they are more durable than CDs. Records are made out of plastic or more specifically polyvinyl chloride(PVC) and they can last a very long time, often, well over a hundred years. Because of its long lifetime, PVC is also used in pipes and plumbing equipment.

How do I know if my vinyl record is damaged?

Pay special attention to:

  1. The start of the first track on each side, where the first needle drop occurs and where damage is most likely to occur, clicks, pops, greasy fingerprints which attract dust and grit.
  2. The presence of fine “hairlines”.
  3. The area immediately around the spindle hole, look for spindle marks.

Do vinyl records last forever?

Your vinyl records can last anywhere from a year or two and up to well over 100 years. Something as small as giving your records a quick brush before playing them can have a tremendous impact on how long they’ll last and more importantly, how long you’ll be able to keep them sounding great while spinning.

Does vinyl really sound better?

Does it sound better than an MP3? Absolutely – vinyl wins this one hands down. Vinyl fans will argue that as it is an end-to-end analogue format, from the recording and pressing to playback, that it more closely reproduces what the artist originally played in the studio. Digital music works much differently.

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