Vinyl Record Pressing

The best pressed vinyl in town. If you’ve heard of MPO France, you’ll know about their reputation for pressing the world’s best sounding and most collectible vinyl records. Implant is your exclusive Australian dealer to this legendary vinyl producer, and proud of it. Talk to us about pressing in a vast variety of colours, stocks and finishes at affordable prices.

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The hunger for vinyl continues to grow, and we’re here to ensure Australian bands and labels have access to the highest quality records and covers. Our exclusive partnership with MPO France gives you access to the world’s best sounding vinyl, lacquer cut by the legendary SST in Germany, in whatever colour, stock and finish you desire. You can rest easy knowing that at every stage of the process, your work is being handled by experts who take as much care in the finished product as you would. And when you order with us, our prices include all shipping and duties. So when we give you a final per-unit price, there are no tricky hidden extras (please note that supplied quantities can vary by 10% and are charged accordingly). Once exchange rates and delivery fees are taken into account, most of the time we are much cheaper and less stressful than sourcing from local or international suppliers yourself. If you think you have a better price please let us know, but we believe we have the best priced and highest quality vinyl available in Australia.
When you’re ready to make an order, contact our sales staff.

Record-Options

We can produce standard sized 7” 10” and 12” records to look however you’d like. Choose from our vast selection of colours, in opaque and transparent finishes. Or, request a custom PMS colour. Our standard records weigh in at 140GRM, but 12” records can also be produced in 180GRM heavy weight vinyl.
• 7”, 10”, 12” record formats
• Coloured and 180gsm Vinyl
• Test pressings
• High quality sleeve and jacket printing
• Inserts and stickers
• Download cards and content hosting
• Shrinkwrapping

Covers-&-Inserts

It’s one thing to get vinyl pressed, it’s another to print the covers. We get calls almost every day from people left stranded by suppliers who can’t supply the record covers. Due to the size of the sheet, the forms needed and the specialised gluing required, there are only a few places that can offer high quality, offset-printed record covers. If you find yourself in this boat, we can help you out, but only with a very limited range of printing options. When you press your vinyl with us, however, we can offer you a complete range of covers and inserts, printed and unprinted. If you’d like to know more please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Download-card

Make it easy for your fans to download the record they just bought by inserting a download card into the record’s jacket. Each card will have a unique link which directs the purchaser to a custom page housing the downloadable audio file. Simply supply us your audio as MP3 (or your audio format of choice) and we’ll take care of the rest!

Although not essential, we recommend that you choose to request a test pressing. If a test pressing is selected on your order, you’ll receive three records for you and your band mates to listen to and ensure the record sounds exactly as you imagined. Without a test press, you may save some time, but by default, you’ll be approving the one and only pressing.

What we need from you

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Audio Master

We recommend that you have your audio mastered specifically for vinyl. Audio masters can be provided in the following formats:
• wav or aif files at 16 bit or 24bit, 48 KHz
• DDP file set
Please include a detailed cue sheet that specifies:
• track numbers and sides
• track start and end times
• gaps between the tracks

Length and playing times

We recommend the following maximum playing times:

12 inches:
Up to 14 minutes at 45 rpm and up to 24 minutes at 33 rpm.
For DJ applications up to 9 minutes at 45 rpm and up to 15 minutes at 33 rpm.
10 inches:
Up to 8 minutes at 45 rpm and up to 14 minutes at 33 rpm.
For DJ applications up to 6 minutes at 45 rpm and up to 9 minutes at 33 rpm.
7 inches:
Up to 4½ minutes at 45 rpm and up to 6 minutes at 33 rpm.
These specifications are general guidelines. Longer playing times require a reduction of the cutting level, and may require an alteration of the characteristics of the audio material.

Artwork

Artwork needs to be set up to our specs and supplied as print ready pdfs files.PIC-CD&DVD-art

How long does it take?

Please allow 12 to 15 weeks turnaround time.

We’re happy to accommodate urgent requests where possible, just contact one of our sales staff!

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