PACKAGING:

 

Each record includes a white lined paper inner sleeve. Black or white un-lined, heavier weight paper, with cut corners are available at an extra cost. We carry black and white outer covers with a 3mm spine and hole on both sides.

 

For custom sleeve printing please inquire within if you are interested and we can point you in the right direction. As you can imagine, printing a short run of outer sleeves can be expensive. Therefore, the most effective and best quality option is screen printing. We can provide you with blank sleeves for this process.

 

 

ARTWORK:

 

We offer printing of center labels. Each record comes with two blank white labels. If you would like to have the labels printed, we do B/W for €1,00 per record, color for €1.50 per record. Download the Center Label Template below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure your images are 300dpi.  Center labels are printed on white paper so solid black labels don't look to good.  Please consider that limitation when designing them.

 

 

 

If you need help on the design end here are our rates per project.

 

Price includes both A & B labels

€14: Text only

€21: Text and customer supplied images

 

 

 

 

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For obvious reasons: NO BOOTLEGS or MIX TAPES — personal music ONLY.

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AUDIO PREPARATION

FORMAT:

 

NO MP3’s. Lossless audio files like Wav or AIFF formats only, 24-bit 48k.

 

 

 

FILE TRANSFER:

 

You can drop off your files in-person or send your audio via WeTransfer to info@discarchive.de.

 

 

 

PREPARATION:

 

+ Bass frequencies should be centered.  Having opposing bass signals in a groove can cause phasing.

 

+ Low end frequencies need to be in the center of the stereo image.

 

+ High frequencies shouldn’t be over 5 Khz.

 

+ If sibilance is distorted, a de-esser is needed. High hats may also need adjustments.

 

+ Leave the dynamics instead of using a brick wall limiter on the mixes.

 

+ Vinyl can only be as good as the source files.

 

+ 24bit 96Khz for the sample rate — nothing lower than 16bit 44Khz.

 

+  Mix your music with all pan settings straight up or combine the stereo signal yourself and check for weird issues yourself (warbling, missing parts)

 

+ DO NOT slam the levels on your master. We don't want to cut records with distortion.

 

 

 

 

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SHORT RUN VINYL FOR INDEPENDENT ARTISTS, SMALL LABELS, + DJs

 

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