Welcome to LatheCuts.com, home of short run (20+) and quick turnaround custom records.
We manufacture handmade, limited edition records on polycarbonate (plexiglass) in a multitude of sizes, shapes, and styles ranging from circles and squares to picture discs and custom shapes.
We also offer strange novelty products such as CD/Vinyl hybrid "CD-Records" and one-sided Postcard records.
Perfect for Kickstarter campaigns, tours, art shows, weddings, and more!
Lathe Cut Records are not a direct substitute for pressed records. These are 100% hand-made, in real time.
If the record is 10 minutes long, it took 10 minutes to cut plus setup time. This labor, coupled with the
maintenance and knowledge required to make these lathe-cuts slightly more expensive (per piece) than a larger
pressing of vinyl.
The benefits are minimums that are much lower (20 vs 300+), turnaround time is quicker (usually 1 month or less vs 4+ months), and the format is more flexible (shapes, picture discs, etc). Unfortunately, tiny runs and quick turnaround times require a sacrifice of some fidelity and volume. All records will be playable and enjoyable, but will NOT sound identical to the master recording and may have difficulty being played on very low end turntables. If fidelity is your sole interest in vinyl records, we highly recommend you use a pressing plant.
These records should be treated like unique works of playable, musical art. It is like the difference between selling a cheap gift shop print of a painting and an original artist print of that painting.
Please read the FAQ section before emailing!
Founded in 2010, LatheCuts.com has cut records for over 1000 artists, including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Lou Barlow, Sufjan Stevens, Joan of Arc, and more.
LatheCuts.com is a subsidiary of People In A Position To Know Records (PIAPTK), a record label from Tucson, Arizona which specializes in artistic limited editions with elaborate handmade packaging, unique formats, and experimental sounds.