With 5 Alpha Toolex record presses, in-house cutting and metalwork, Phonopress is the perfect partner for record labels who look for fast service, cheap prices and experience.
The experience coming from thousands of lacquercuts and the constant feedback of our customers, plus the top-level gear of our cutting studio, are your best guarantee to get a powerful, yet defined sounding product!
Several chart-topping records manufactured throughout the years
12 weeks avg. delivery time
The global demand for vinyl records has reached its peak in 2021. At the moment, this is what we can offer. The expected delivery time is constanty updated here, according to the last delivered jobs.
Phonopress, today, consists of a mixture of experiences, skills and machines, all coming from the Italian records manufacturing district of the 70's and 80's. Polygram Italy, Saar Records, CGD, just to name a few Milan-based companies from the golden years of vinyl records. Operating on a 16.000 sq. ft. facility, the company is held by two shareowners. Thanks to a very flexible structure in terms of personnel and machines, Phonopress is able to handle practically any kind of order, from just a few dozens records to dozens of thousands.
12" and 7", black and colored
To record producers, and to other pressing plants which have no lacquer cutting facility in-house, we offer quality lacquercuts at competitive prices!
Silvering. electroplating and record stampers finishing, from supplied or fresh-cut lacquerdiscs, with 10" and 14" diameters
12", 33 1/3 rpm: 28-30 minutes per side (recommended: not more than 25) 12", 45 rpm: 13 minutes per side (recommended: not more than 11) 7", 45 rpm: 5:45 per side 7", 33 1/3 rpm: 9:00 per side (recommended: not more than 7:30)
We suggest you to pack everything into one or two .zip or .rar files, and use our Wetransfer channel http://phonopress.wetransfer.com to upload them. It's safe, quick, and the links expire after one month.
From the very moment in which the records are loaded into the shipping company's truck, they are responsible for them.
Since the minimum print (even a reprint) of one set of covers is 500 units, the best thing to do is to prevent these problems to happen BEFORE shipping, and/or cover the risk in advance.
Here's a couple of tips which have been collected after many years of experience:
1. Records travelling as groups of boxes are much more exposed to risks of damage than records sealed into a single pallet. If the quantity you wish to order is compatible with this option (e.g. 300 records with 500 covers), to ship a sealed pallet is strongly encouraged.
2. You might ask the sleeves to be shipped into separate boxes, with no records inside, and the records to be packed only into their innersleeves.
3. There is also the option to pay an extra shipping fee and have the shipment insured. Please refer to our customer service for more info.
Our capacity is limited at the moment.
Cutting master lacquers, plating stampers and mothers, and pressing records - some of the runs are very long - takes time. Please be patient with your order. Delivery dates may have significant variations. Thank you.