That’s right. If you’re in Canada or the Continental U.S. the cost to ship your test pressings and your full order is built right into your quote. Shipping is done via UPS standard so that you can track your shipments from door-to-door.
If time is of the essence please let us know when you request a quote and we’ll adjust the price to include a faster shipping option.
While vinyl sounds best it’s not the most portable format, so that’s why we give you the option to have each record shipped to you include an MP3 download of the entire album. Inside each record we will insert a coupon with a unique code printed on it redeemable for an MP3 download.
We’ve answered a few questions here about how digital downloads work.
We’re sticklers about managing expectations and providing the best experience you can find in getting your vinyl records pressed. That said, pressing records is a fine art and takes time. Current turnaround times are 6-8 weeks but can vary so please contact us for more information or to learn about our rush options (as quick as 2 weeks!).
The standard weight we use for pressing 12 inch records is 150 grams, but that can be upgraded to 180 grams. 180 grams is considered a “heavy” weight because it’s (considerably) heavier than a standard 120 gram weight record. In fact, it’s so much heavier that it’s considered audiophile grade and most new releases you buy in record stores are in this format.
All records degrade the more you play them, but a heavier record is more durable and will generally sound better for a longer time.