Sapphire recording stylus
lathe cut records
lathe cut records

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

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What  Is A Lathe Cut Record?

lathe cut records

As shown: Lathe cut sapphire embossing Stylus, Others available for Westrex, Neumann, Audax, Grampion, Presto, RCA, and Rek-O-Kut cutter heads.

78 rpm records may not play on all turntables


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Phonograph Records - Lathe Cuts  - Recording With A Sapphire Stylus


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lathe cut records


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



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

Lathe cut phono records done in real time on our stereo record cutting lathe. QUALITY custom lathe cuts made to order. Lathe cuts that sound good as pressed vinyl

The QUALITY on an embossed lathe cut record is by no means, noisy, hollow sounding than the quality on a cut record. However, the music on an embossed record is slightly lower in volume. 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 lathe cuts will not play on cheap turntables. I can cut lacquers or emboss polycarbonate reference discs on the same Scully lathe, by just changing the sapphire stylus.

Phonograph Lathe Cut Records that sound good as pressed vinyl.

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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, lathe cuts are about 4 to 6db quieter. 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 lathe cut record, no matter who makes them. Our lathe cut records will not wear out any faster then a pressed lathe cut vinyl record. I'm currently the only producer of the embossing sapphire recording stylus for better high frequency response..