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Vinyl Records since 1985.

With 5 Alpha Toolex record presses, in-house cutting and metalwork, Phonopress is the perfect partner for record labels looking for a manufacturing service done 100% in-house, with reasonable prices and clear delivery times.

Rich, defined sound

The experience coming from thousands of lacquercuts and the constant feedback from 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

10 weeks Turnaround

Thanks to the fully in-house manufacturing processes, we are able to offer a long, yet reasonable delivery time, considering what's happening this year in the vinyl records industry

Our History

Phonopress, today, consists of a blend of experiences, skills and equipment, 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 hundreds records to thousands.

Our Products

Vinyl Records

12" and 7", black and coloured
(see all details in the "Shop" section)

Lacquercut

To record producers, and to other pressing plants which have no lacquer cutting facility in-house, we offer quality lacquercuts at competitive prices!

Metalwork

Silvering. electroplating and record stampers finishing, from supplied or fresh-cut lacquerdiscs, with 10" and 14" diameters

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's the maximum recording length you would suggest?

    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)
  • What's the minimum quantity I can order?

    It is 200 pieces, either for black and colored records.

    Please note that the price per piece changes according to the quantity you order. Find detailed info into the "Shop".

  • How can I send you master and artwork files?

    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.
  • Which file formats and specifications do you accept?

    Audio: .wav, .aiff or DDP. Samplerates: 44.1 - 48 - 88.2 - 96 - 192 kHz. Bit depths: 16 or 24. Please don't send 32-bit files!

    Artwork: .pdf, .tif, .ai, CMYK format (please don't send RGB!), minimum resolution: 300 DPI.

  • My last order has been delivered with some damaged covers, what can I do?

    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.

Get in touch with us!

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