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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:28 pm 
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Where's the best place to get a cheap, short run of 7"s?

And how much can you sell a 7" for with it still being a fair price?

And also, how much music can a 7" really hold at 45rpm?

Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:49 pm 
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How short a run? Most places will do 250.
A few places will do 100 if you ask nicely - but they come in at about £4.25 per unit before taking sleeves into account.

I'd recommend:
http://www.discmanufacturingservices.com/
http://breedmedia.co.uk/

£5 is a fair price for a 7" these days.

About 6 minutes on each side at 45rpm - but less (say 5 minutes 30 seconds or under) if you are worried about a dip in sound quality.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:08 pm 
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and PS - be prepared to wait 12-16 weeks from payment to actually get your mitts on the records.....

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:09 pm 
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Thanks a lot, Trev, much appreciated. 12-16 weeks!!! Cripes.

Ideally I wanna do a run of a hundred with printed sleeves, not worried about making money but I wanna break even.

I've emailed Breed Media so fingers crossed.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:24 pm 
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He Who Hears Horses wrote:
Thanks a lot, Trev, much appreciated. 12-16 weeks!!! Cripes.

Ideally I wanna do a run of a hundred with printed sleeves, not worried about making money but I wanna break even.

I've emailed Breed Media so fingers crossed.


Might be best to get wrap-around sleeves from somewhere separate.

I've used this lot for sleeves in the past: http://www.footprinters.co.uk/ Good work, reasonable prices.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:29 pm 
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Also the unit cost above doesn't factor in test pressings - which I usually skip these days.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:14 pm 
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Yeah I think I'd skip test pressings as well.

Have you ever done a run of 100 sleeves with that printing company, Trev? If so, do you remember how much?

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He Who Hears Horses wrote:
Yeah I think I'd skip test pressings as well.

Have you ever done a run of 100 sleeves with that printing company, Trev? If so, do you remember how much?


Edit. Nearly. I did 500 identical for 5 x 100 singles club in a 1 colour (plus white). Think the 500 came in at about £140. They'll give you a quote for your needs though with no obligations.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:53 pm 
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Trev wrote:
He Who Hears Horses wrote:
Yeah I think I'd skip test pressings as well.

Have you ever done a run of 100 sleeves with that printing company, Trev? If so, do you remember how much?


Edit. Nearly. I did 500 identical for 5 x 100 singles club in a 1 colour (plus white). Think the 500 came in at about £140. They'll give you a quote for your needs though with no obligations.


That sounds promising, thanks again Trevor.

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