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Properly storing vinyl records is essential to maintain their condition and sound quality over time. Here are some tips for the best way to store vinyl records:
- Vertical Position: Store your records vertically, like books on a shelf. This helps prevent warping and stress on the records. Avoid stacking them horizontally, as this can lead to warping and damage.
- Invest in sturdy, well-built record shelving units, cases, or storage boxes.
- Avoid overcrowding and don’t cram too many records onto a single shelf. Leave some space between records to make it easier to access them without causing damage.
- Climate Control: Store records in a cool, dry environment. Avoid extreme temperatures, high humidity, and direct sunlight, as these can damage records and covers. A temperature range of 65-70°F (18-21°C) and a relative humidity of 40-50% are generally recommended.
- Keep records in protective inner sleeves made of acid-free paper or polyethylene. This helps prevent scratches and dust buildup on the records. Additionally, use outer sleeves to protect the record covers from wear, dirt, and moisture.
- Carefully slide records in and out of their jackets with care to avoid scuffing the disc. Touch the outer edges or the label area when handling them to avoid touching the grooves.
Remember that the goal of proper storage is to preserve the condition and sound quality of your vinyl records over time. By following these guidelines, you can enjoy your collection for years to come.
We not only press our records in-house, but we also provide lacquer mastering, silvering, electroplating, printing, packaging, and shipping services from the same location!
Cleaning vinyl records is essential to maintain their sound quality and longevity. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your vinyl records:
- Record Cleaning Solution: You can purchase a commercial cleaning solution specifically designed for vinyl records.
- Microfiber Cloth: Use a lint-free and soft microfiber cloth to wipe the record.
- Record Cleaning Brush: A dedicated record cleaning brush with fine bristles can help remove dust and debris.
- Cleaning Kit: Consider investing in a record cleaning kit that includes a cleaning solution, brush, and other tools.
- Dust Removal: Gently use a record cleaning brush to remove loose dust and debris from the surface of the record. Brush in a circular motion, following the grooves.
- Apply Cleaning Solution: Place a small amount of the record cleaning solution on the record’s surface. You can either use a spray bottle to apply it or use a clean, soft cloth dampened with the solution.
- Clean the Record: With the cleaning solution applied, use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe the record in a circular motion, again following the grooves. Be gentle to avoid damaging the grooves.
- Deep Cleaning: For more stubborn dirt or grime, you can use a specialized record cleaning machine. These machines typically have a vacuum system that cleans and removes debris effectively.
- Rinse: If you’ve used a homemade solution with isopropyl alcohol, you might want to rinse the record with distilled water to remove any alcohol residue. Use a clean microfiber cloth dampened with distilled water to do this.
- Drying: Allow the record to air dry completely before placing it back in its sleeve. Ensure that no moisture remains on the surface to prevent mold or damage.
- Sleeve Maintenance: Make sure the inner and outer sleeves of the record are clean and free from dust. Store the record in a clean inner sleeve to prevent contamination.
- Always handle vinyl records by their edges to avoid transferring oils and dirt from your fingers onto the playing surface.
- Avoid using abrasive materials or rough cloths that could scratch the record’s surface.
- Clean your turntable’s stylus regularly with a stylus brush to prevent the accumulation of dust and debris on it.
- Regular cleaning of your vinyl records will help preserve their sound quality and extend their lifespan.