You sketch it, we'll etch it
have too much music for a single lp, but not quite enough for a double?
have a great a-side that deserves to stand alone?
putting etched art on one side might be your solution!
Etched Vinyl is an image pressed into an unplayable side of your record which has a frosted appearance. The Etched side does not contain any grooves or music, but adds a real touch of style to your records. Your image is etched directly onto the lacquer and is then taken through the standard plating process.
Click here for the etched art template zip file. Please note, all etched art files need to be set up as a 1-color black greyscale image or only black line-art/bitmap. 300 dpi minimum for greyscale at 100% of final size. 1200 dpi for line-art/bitmap at 100% of final size.
The costs involved in making an Etched Vinyl Record can vary greatly but the cost of making a special lacquer for Etched Vinyl starts at $450. Detailed quotes can be given after art files are received. Standard plating charges apply.
Is there music on the etched art side of the record?
No, the side (or sides) with the etched art does not contain any grooves or music.
Do I have to use a label on the etched side?
Yes, any record we do will require labels on both sides.
Do you do etched art for 7" and 10" too?
Yes, we can do etched art on any size record we press. The rates are the same for 7" 10" or 12".
What about the lacquer charges I'm paying already?
The side with etched art will start at $450 for the art lacquer then if you have music on the other side you will be charged the normal rate for one side of a standard lacquer rather than being charged for a set.