Blog // Feb 22

Showcase of some cool looking shaped picture discs

Made for looks rather than actual listening, shaped picture discs combine the properties of custom shaped vinyl and picture discs. They are constructed like a sandwich, consisting of a vinyl core, a printed label, and two thin layers of clear plastic films, that make the images visible under the playable area. The grooves are then pressed into this outer PE foil and the record is shaped into various geometric shapes using a cutting tool. Sound quality is inferior to regular vinyl, due to the material it's made of and the depth that the grooves can be cut to. Mostly considered rare collector's items, we won't argue the sound quality or the necessity of these records, so here's a showcase of some cool looking shaped picture discs released in the last 40 years, along with a video showing the production process of regular picture discs.



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