Today I placed my order for 20 copies of "The Last Movie" on vinyl. After looking at lot of different options, I went with a small order from a company called Little Elephant Custom Vinyl in Toledo, Ohio. I know I'm not going to be able to move 100 records - I wanted someplace where I could do an order of the size I wanted at a manageable cost. The price per unit is significantly higher than if I would have ordered 100 or 200 from someplace else, but I don't want boxes of records staring me in the face for years to come.
I'll go into it more later, but this place produces each copy of the record by cutting a blank on a lathe. This is in contrast to a pressing operation where a master plate is created and used to stamp out copies of the record. So my records will be made one at a time. I imagine someone will sit there and listen to the album 20 times in a row. I'm sorry.
Normal delivery time is 6-10 weeks. I'll be using that time to complete the visual companion that will go with the album. That will be the second volume of RocketBox.
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