Is it possible to 3D print vinyl?

While vinyl records are making a comeback, manufacturing them has always been outside the capabilities of hobbyists. Makers and audiophiles alike are wondering if 3D printing is the answer. The good news is, 3D printing technology can and has been used to print records!

Could you 3D print a vinyl?

While vinyl records are making a comeback, manufacturing them has always been outside the capabilities of hobbyists. Makers and audiophiles alike are wondering if 3D printing is the answer. The good news is, 3D printing technology can and has been used to print records!

Can you print a vinyl record?

Just for fun really, and because you can! – Vinyl records are great ready made printing plates; thin and flat they’ll go through a printing press under pressure.

How is vinyl made?

Vinyl is made from just two substances: salt and oil. The actual process to make it is called cracking. Petroleum oil is broken down through the combination of both high temperatures and pressure. As it breaks down, it becomes ethylene, butadiene, propylene, and several other by-product substances.

How much does it cost to press a 7 inch vinyl?

Standard Black Vinyl Pressing Pricing
# of Records7″12″
100$850$1260
300$990$1505
500$1090$1830

How many songs can a vinyl hold?

The industry standard, 12-inch vinyl record cut at 45 RPM. – With about 15 minutes per side, it would hold approximately ten songs.


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