GZ Specials

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GZ Specials
Here in GZ, we understand that each vinyl release is important and individual – and what a better way to highlight just how individual your vinyl is by ordering one of our special COLOURED VINYL configuration options?

GZ offers a huge selection of colours and special custom options for your vinyl, giving you the possibility to make your release something truly special. You can mix and match a wide variety of colours and combinations to create a unique looking record. Multicoloured records are available in 12” (30cm), 10” (25cm) and 7” (17,5cm) format as well as on standard or heavy weight.
If you can’t find a colour that you want from our standard range of colours, no problem! We also offer a colour matching service – just give us a colour from the PMS scale and we’ll match your vinyl as close as possible to your chosen colour. Please contact a GZ representative for more information on PMS colour matching.

Our standard range of coloured vinyl options include:

  • Splatter vinyl (heavy or standard splatter)
  • Hazed vinyl
  • A Side/B Side vinyl
  • Colour in colour vinyl
  • Half/half vinyl
  • 3 colour Striped vinyl
  • 3 colour segment vinyl

In addition to the options listed above, its also possible to mix and match different combinations (3 colour striped vinyl with splatters, for example).

As amazing as coloured vinyl looks, please note, however, that the actual quality of coloured records ( especially those made from solid colours) may have slightly inferior acoustic properties when compared to standard black records.  Possible problems include the risk of an increased amount of hiss - especially in the lead-in and lead-out grooves. As a general rule, records pressed on transparent base colours offer a slightly better sound quality than those which are pressed on solid coloured records. This all depends, of course, on many different factors such as the style of music, quality of your audio master and other parameters.

GZ also offer an endless range of SHAPED VINYL possibilities (shaped coloured, picture disc or standard black vinyl) – if you can imagine it and it is technically possible : we can make it for you!  

Upon special request, GZ also offers ETCHED VINYL.  An etched vinyl is a record with an image etched into a blank side or blank area of your record. Usually there are no grooves containing music/sound on the etched side of the record. Please consult a GZ representative for more information about ETCHED VINYL options.
 


COLOURED RECORDS (STANDARD OR HEAVY) WITH SPLATTERS

The base colour can be either solid or transparent . If you want a stronger contrast between the base and splatter colour, we recommend choosing the base colour from our transparent colour range and the splatter colour from our solid colour range. Transparent splatter colours are also nice, but not when selecting a solid base colour (they will usually disappear when being pressed).

There are and endless amount of base colour and splatter colour combinations – so go wild and choose something that suits your record or cover artwork best! You can choose up to 3 colours of splatter when ordering splatter vinyl.

Its also possible to order standard black vinyl with splatters – but please be aware that most of the splatter effect will be lost after pressing – its possible to see some splatter around the central label and some streaks extending from the centre outwards, but generally most of the spatter will be absorbed by the black colour.

Please make sure to specify on your order form whether you prefer standard or heavy splatter. Please also note that the splatter effect is completely random – every record will look different.

! Please note that we do not manufacture HEAVY 7” splatter vinyl.

HAZED VINYL

Hazed vinyl is a random effect which is caused when pressing vinyl with coloured powder. As with splatter vinyl, you must be careful when choosing which colours you wish to mix for the haze effect. Depending on the colours chosen, usually a transparent base colour will yield better results when pressing hazed vinyl.
 

 

HALF/HALF VINYL

These can be made from a combination of both transparent and solid colours.

 

COLOUR IN COLOUR VINYL

Colour in colour vinyl is when 1 colour is pressed “inside” of another – please note that the end effect completely depends on the colours that you choose and that we cannot guarantee that the smaller central colour will always be visible on both sides of the record. We recommend choosing high contrasting colours for the best possible effect.


  

SIDE A/SIDE B EFFECT VINYL

These types of records are generally made from solid colours. The effect is totally random on both sides of the record. We recommend choosing high contrasting colours for maximum effect.

 

3 COLOUR STRIPED VINYL

These types of records can be made with a combination of both solid and transparent colours.

 

 
 
 

3 COLOUR SEGMENT VINYL

These types of records can be made with a combination of both solid and transparent colours. Each coloured segment is approx. 120°.

GZ recommendation:

! Be careful which colors you choose – we offer both transparent and solid colors which can react differently when mixed.
 

ETCHED VINYL

An etched vinyl is a record with an image (graphic, band logo, text, etc) etched into a blank side or blank area of your record. Usually there are no grooves containing music/sound on the etched side of the record. Please consult a GZ representative for more information about ETCHED VINYL options.
 

 

SCREEN PRINTED VINYL

 This type of a record can be made with a combination of any solid or transparent colors using silkscreen print. Artwork is to be supplied 1/0 K with no greyscale gradient or 1/0 Pantone scale color. Artwork size 292 mm max..For printing images we can proceed with special print with a bigger print raster using one color (Rasterized photo print - photo on the right). Vinyl format: 7 , 10 , 12 inch.



You can find here the catalogue of our products and components which are available to all our customers.

Special packages

  • 12“ STANDARD PACK

    250 pcs 986 EUR
    500 pcs 1,330 EUR
    1000 pcs 2,041 EUR
  • 12“ DJ PACK

    250 pcs 720 EUR
    500 pcs 1,063 EUR
    1000 pcs 1,733 EUR
  • 12“ GATEFOLD PACK

    250 pcs 1,520 EUR
    500 pcs 1,791 EUR
    1000 pcs 2,675 EUR
  • 12“ STANDARD COLOR PACK

    250 pcs 1,106 EUR
    500 pcs 1,511 EUR
    1000 pcs 2,330 EUR
  • 7“ STANDARD PACK

    250 pcs 927 EUR
    500 pcs 1,064 EUR
    1000 pcs 1,527 EUR
  • 7“ STANDARD COLOR PACK

    250 pcs 1,049 EUR
    500 pcs 1,291 EUR
    1000 pcs 1,935 EUR

Gallery

  • 01 Transparent with splatters
  • 02 SideA/Side B effect
  • 03 Hazed vinyl
  • 04 Vinyl  special - transparent + splatters
  • 05 Etched black vinyl
  • 06 Red with splatters
  • 07 Vinyl special - transparemt blue 13 + transparent white 14 + transparent splatters
  • 08 Mix transparent + csplatters
  • 09 Transpsrent 11 + splatters black
  • 10 Transparent 11 + white splatters
  • 11 Transparent 12 + black splatters
  • 12 Transparent 14 + splatters white + black
  • 13 Transparent 14 + splatters blue 5
  • 14 White 1 + splatters 3 + 5 + 7 + 4
  • 15 Black + white splatters
  • 16 Black + powder  4
  • 17 P15 + P18
  • 18 Gold P18 + black splatters
  • 19 P15 + splatters 1
  • 20 P14 + splatters P3
  • 21 P12 + white splatters
  • 22-Screen-Printed-vinyl-1
  • 23-Screen-Printed-vinyl-2
Photo gallery