Learn The Process Of Engraving Vinyl Records
In this step-by-step guide on behalf of The Vinyl Factory, we become acquainted with the labor-intensive task that is vinyl etching. Additionally, the video above explores why vinyl records have sustained popularity among vinyl fans.
Using acetone, the mirrorback is stripped of the remaining UV sensitive dip, on both sides. It is then given one last blast of RO water, acid and water again and then is placed in the oven to dry. The etch is ready to be pressed onto vinyl.
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We certainly had no idea of the amount of work that goes into vinyl etching. Also, it’s great how the guide provides a picture for each step of the process.