You can use up to 3 colours to create loads of effects. The base colour can either be solid or transparent and the best effects are when you contrast a transparent base with a solid splatter.
Half & Half
Again, 2 solid colours, or a combination of solid and transparent colours, can make great contrasts with half and half.
3 Colour Striped
These are made from 3 colours and can be a combination of solid and transparent colours.
Up to 3 colours
3 Colour Segment
Using 3 colours, each section can be a combination of both solid and transparent colours. NOTE: some colour combinations can react differently when mixed, so do your research before deciding.
Up to 3 colours
The Quad effect has 4 segments using a maximum of 3 colours, Any combination can be used and the use of a third colour gives a splatter effect.
A Side B Side Effect
Usually made from solid colours, these give great results when using contrasting colours to get the best effects. Both sides of the record are different.
Colour in Colour
Colour in colour vinyl is made up of 1 colour pressed “inside” another, but it cannot be guaranteed that the smaller central colour will always be visible on both sides of the record, so choose high contrasting colours will give the best possible effect.
Single colour, Opaque & Transparent Options
Pick from a range of colours to match your artwork or make a statement
Using what’s available at the pressing plant at the time you place an order, you have no actual control over the final colour you will get. This random effect is created by mixing various colour compounds and every record can be significantly different. This process uses left over granules and therefore is slightly better for the planet!
Glow in the Dark
Glow in the dark records do just what they say. Turn the lights out and see how they glow. They are made by using a special red, green or blue pigment mixed with the vinyl compound.
Cornetto effect creates up to 6 spokes made from 2 different colours, either 2 solid colours, or a combination of solid and transparent colours.
These are at the back of the queue when it comes to quality as they are made in a different way to black or coloured vinyl records. A vinyl puck is placed in between two record-sized paper labels, then two sheets of heat-resistant PVC foil are placed on top of the labels and when the record is pressed, the grooves are formed into the foil. Because the playing surface is a PVC sheet instead of vinyl, they tend to suffer from increased surface noise and the overall sound quality is not as good as black or coloured vinyl. New ways of pressing picture discs mean that by using heavier vinyl, considered to be around 180gms rather than a standard record of around 130gms, means the sound quality has been improved, but still not to the standard of colour or black vinyl.