About the Order

Please use the calculator on the ordering page for an estimate and contact us after.
When you place an order we do or best to give you an estimate. As it is all done by hand, delivery times vary. Usually around 2 weeks, big orders may take longer.
Quick answer: If you have permission, yes

Long answer: You may not copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, or create derivative works from any copyrighted work that has been cut by FTLCuts, unless you have the full copyright ownership of the music or sound that has been sent to us. All trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the cover and labels on the records are either your property, or the property of entrusted third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without prior written consent, or the consent of such third party owner of the Mark(s) if not owned by you or FTLCuts.

In short: We trust our costumers not to send us copyrighted material, and if so not to distribute or publicly display/perform the printed material.

About our Product

Standard 7", 10" and 12". We can also cut 5", we do custom shapes (Like rectangles and squares) and do silver/gold plates.

Depends on the amount of bass and the volume you want cut.

If you have little to no low-end frequencies it would mean that the grooves on the vinyl could be more compact opposed to if you would. Depending on the range of frequencies the amount of minutes may vary. To give you an estimate of the average minutes per side it would look like this (Estimating music ranging from ± 30 Hz to ± 18KHz):

SizeMinutes (on 33 RPM)Minutes (On 45 RPM)
7" Inch 33 RPM (~7 min/side) 45 RPM (~5 min/side)
10" inch 33 RPM (~9 min/side) 45 RPM (~7 min/side)
12" inch 33 RPM (~11 min/side) 45 RPM (~9 min/side)
Yes we do. By default we have black, green, red and white vinyl. If you have a specific request: We can arrange specific colors or 'blends' with our suppliers. Details can be discussed when we are in contact! Send us a message and we will see what we can do
By default we cut 45 RPM Stereo.

This means that the following amount will fit on the plaque (Estimating music ranging from ± 30 Hz to ± 18KHz):

SizeMinutes (on 33 RPM)Minutes (On 45 RPM)
7" Inch 33 RPM (~7 min/side) 45 RPM (~5 min/side)
10" inch 33 RPM (~9 min/side) 45 RPM (~7 min/side)
12" inch 33 RPM (~11 min/side) 45 RPM (~9 min/side)
On our website we make a difference between Dubplates and Short runs.

A Dubplate is a 7″, 10″ or 12″ one off record made on a lathe or cutting machine. It is an exclusive ‘one-of-a-kind’ record that DJs have. We take extra care to get the volume at a competing level and the grooves as deep as possible so you have a real weapon for the big sound systems.
We offer white label, white sleeve, white cover dubplates. You can take an option below.

Short runs are ideal for bands and boutique record labels.
We offer a few basic artwork options and encourage you to explore other possibilities yourself so we can focus on cutting :). You can order them below.
We prefer to receive files in the .WAV format starting at 16 bit ~ 44.1 kHz. If you are not sure about which format to use, we can assist you. Just contact us http://ftlcuts.com/contact/.
If you're going about it yourself, go easy on the limiter. You have to imagine the waveforms translating into grooves, thus if you smoothen out your waveforms with heavy limiting or compressing, you are essentially erasing dynamic detail from your track, which does not translate well to vinyl.

We have quite the experience with mastering music for vinyl. So, if you're not sure what to do, let us decide! We charge an extra one-time $5,- fee for mastering (1 ~ 20 tracks)
Yes, we offer a few basic options, but encourage you to be creative.
We will send it after placing an order.
There is essentially four steps in conventional record production, which is Lacquering. Cutting, Plating & Pressing. To make a long story short, this is usually for producing around 1500 records by pressing, after which a lacquer or 'master plaque' will wear out.

We don't mass-press our records, but individually cut them one-by-one. We will use a machine called a lathe that will etch the recorded sound into a lacquered disc. Once we have made necessary adjustments (by mastering) on the lathe, we cut the recording into a master disc. This is done for each side of the record. And you will essentially receive these master discs.
They have about the same sound-quality, if not better. All the records that are cut at FTLCuts are handcrafted. They’re carefully being cut one by one. The music is cut realtime, this means that the amount of minutes of music is equal to the amount it takes to cut the record. If there are any pop’s/glitches/small errors, we will notice while cutting and start over. If you press records, you order in bulk and will only hear complaints about pops and glitches way after selling them. By individually treating the records we try to prevent this from happening.

About Shipping

We prefer you pay with iDeal or Paypal, but you can also pay with Credit Card, Amazon Pay, American Express or Mastercard
Of course, we handle payment methods and our costumer data very carefully and securely. Have a look at our Privacy policy and Terms of Use where we explain exactly how we receive and store data. Our website is also secured with an SSL (Making the website HTTPS):

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, in short, it's the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details. The two systems can be a server and a client (for example, a shopping website and browser).

It does this by making sure that any data transferred between users and sites, or between two systems remain impossible to read. It uses encryption algorithms to scramble data in transit, preventing hackers from reading it as it is sent over the connection. This information could be anything sensitive or personal which can include credit card numbers and other financial information, names and addresses.
Depending on the amount you want to gift someone. You can get a voucher for a set amount or a specific product. For specific products: contact us.
On the product page before ordering you can fill in a field in the form to redeem your gift voucher. Try to be within the amount that is on your voucher though, as additional costs have to be fulfilled. For example ordering $80 with a $50 voucher means you have to pay the $30 as an 'additional cost'.

About FTLCuts

Our records are made of a mix called a Poly-Vinyl-Carbonate, a hard material used for synthetic technical fabrics engineered for use across a broad variety of applications, in our case cutting vinyl.
We try to answer your questions as extensive as possible while trying to prevent extremely long answers. This means sometimes an answer might not fully satisfy your question. If we missed anything in this F.A.Q. or on our website in general, some information you missed or want to know more about: please don't hold back on giving us feedback or input on adjustments. Contact us! We're glad to make adjustments and make our website the best we can!

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