Large hole 45 and small hole records embossed on clear polycarbonate plastic.

Lathe cut records
Lathe cut records

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As shown Westrex 3D Embossing Stylus Cone tip - Others available for Audax, Grampion, Presto, RCA, and Rek-O-Kut


I manufacture the only Embossing Sapphire Recording Styli made especially for recording polycarbonate record blanks.

Available exclusively only at:

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If your 78 rpm record skips while playing it in your jukebox, there may problem in the tonearm, use DW40 on the tonearm pivots and joints, this could help.


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Simply send us your Mp3  audio files, they will be TRANSFERRED FLAT, AS-IS, we don't master each track individually 

Lathe Cut Records - Phonograph Record Cutting

The grooves on a lathe cut phonograph record are embossed, not cut, they are not as deep. This does not affect audio or the sound quality, a turntable with a damaged or worn out playback stylus will tend to skate, and will not track properly.

Occasionally your stylus will land between the grooves, resulting in a strange, distorted playback. In this case, simply lift the tone arm, and drop it again in a slightly different position, or just gently nudge the stylus. You will hear the needle pop into the groove, and the audio will clear up.

The audio on a lathe cut record can't be recorded in stereo, otherwise it will not emboss properly, it's about 4 to 6db quieter, turn up the volume a bit. If recorded at a louder volume your turntable's needle will jump out of the groove and it will skip. If recorded correctly clicks and pops and surface noise will not be noticeable with our sapphire recording stylus.

Unlike dub plate lacquers, embossed lathe cuts can't be BACK-TRACKED or DJ-SCRATCHED as in HIPHOP music, this is the characteristics of embossed records, no matter who makes them. Our lathe cut records will not wear out any faster then a pressed lathe cut vinyl record. We are currently the only producers of the embossing sapphire recording stylus. Our styli improve high frequency response.

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Short Run Lathe Cut Records

New York Lathe Cuts is a record cutting service providing custom made short run, embossed phonograph lathe cut vinyl records.

The fidelity on an embossed record is by no means, much less than the quality on a cut record. The music on an embossed record is slightly lower in volume, but not noisier, and dose not have a hollow sound. If you want the music on the record to sound good, provide me with a good quality audio file.

Fast turn around times for a few copies, usually 2 days.

For quantities of 20, about 1 week - I don't do last minute cutting!

No in person pick-ups !

Located in New York City, headed by record cutting engineer Rich Flores, known for cutting The Misfits first 45 vinyl,"Cough Cool" in 1977. Our custom vinyl records will play on all turntables. I can cut lacquers or emboss polycarbonate reference discs on the same Scully lathe, by just changing the sapphire stylus.


Polycarbonate Embossed Phonograph Lathe Cut Records Recording With A Hot Sapphire Stylus


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