What is a lacquer master?

The lacquer master is the master “record” we make from the audio source provided by you. This in turn is used to create the stamper, which is a negative image of the grooves on your record. The stamper is what we use to physically press and manufacture your vinyl records. Think of it as a mold of your audio being created. For any given record that we press, the lacquer master and stamper only get made once. Once they’ve been created we archive them so that in the event of a re-order you don’t need to have new ones made.