Knowledge base

Frequently asked questions

Production/delivery times

From the order is accepted, and we’ve recieved all artwork and audio master,
our production times is within 4-6 weeks.

 

Audio

  • Audio must be mastered specfically for vinyl
  • We recommend using an experienced engineer to master your audio for vinyl. If help needed, let us know and we’ll point you in right directions.
  • 24 bit Wav files, supplied as one file per side along with cue sheet
  • Sample rate 44,1 Hz to 192kHz
  • Compressed audio files like MP3/M4 are not accepted.
  • Length Max 22 min per side for 12″, and max 7 min per side for 7″.

 

Repress

We will archive your stampers, wich means if you are planning repress it will be both cheaper and faster for you.

 

Payment

We require 50% deposit to get your record into production, and the remaining 50% payable before shipping the full run of records for delivery.

 

Copyright

We are need to provide a complete list of all records we produce to to NCB. We need an approval for your music before we can start production. Contact NCB (http://www.ncb.dk/) and choose to press with Coastal Town Records.

Artwork

  • Artwork files for labels and sleeves, set only to templates and guidelines as provided by Coastal Town unless previously agreed.
  • Needs to be delivered as a PDF in minimum 300dpi with 5 mm bleed.
  • Color room is CMYK and / or spot colors, without color profiles or color management
  • Partial varnish or hot foil or embossing on exact position in 100% with one color in a separate page or file .
  • Without visible cutting lines, folding lines and punching lines, instead – if necessary – cutting and folding marks outside the bleed area – this is also binding for color bars.

 

Fonts

All used fonts have to be embedded or converted to paths. Fonts which are delivered by you like Double Byte Fonts, OTF-fonts or Postscript fonts are not employable on every operating system under MAC OSX.

 

Line and Font sizes

  • The thicknesses of lines have to be not less than 0.15 mm in the positive printing and 0.25 mm in the negative printing
  • Line thickness for hot foil and embossing have to be at 0.35 mm
  • Fonts should have a minimum size of 5pt for positive printing and at least 7pt for negative printing. Please note to use for very fine types our minimum thicknesses

 

Colors

  • Black text and lines should be adjusted to overprint with CMYK backgrounds, for metallic and daylight colors there should be no overprint command
  • In combination, the summary of all colors should not be higher then 280% for the ink coverage
  • For deep black effects of 100% black you should underlayer the black with 50% cyan (100% black and 50% cyan)
  • White fonts on deep black in 1c should consist only of 2 colors, black (+ 50% cyan) not more
  • Please note that we have a dot gain of 15% from the file to the print process. Adjust the contrast high enough for dark 1 color files (at least 15%, for labels or inside-out print up to 20%), this helps to distinguish the individual elements on the print sheet even after printing
Sales Office
Brenneriveien 11
0182 Oslo, Norway

Pressing plant
Lindøyveien 105,
4373 Egersund, Norway