Completing Your Order


Step By Step Instructions

1. Track List Form

2. Review Your Files

3. Submit Your Files

4. Proofing & Ship Date



A link to this page was emailed to you once you placed your order.
If you wish to mail us a CD, USB drive or hard drive with your files please scroll down to the Submit Your Files section.

1.   Fill Out The Appropriate Track List Form (REQUIRED)

Click on the applicable form to fill it out.

CD Track List Form - REQUIRED if you ordered audio CDs

Make sure your audio is .wav files at 44.1kHz, 16 bit and doesn't exceed 79 minutes.

( If you are providing a DDP master file, or mailing us a physical master, filling out this form is not required. )

Vinyl Track List Form - REQUIRED if you ordered vinyl pressing

2.   Review Your Files (File specification information)

CD Audio File Specs:

Click on each item below for more information.

Total length CANNOT EXCEED 79 minutes

The limitations of a CD is 80 minutes or 700 MB. In order to ensure maximum compatibility, it should not exceed 79 minutes of audio.

Acceptable formats: .wav .aif .aiff. DDP

These are the acceptable formats for CD duplication and replication. Mp3s are lower quality files and will not provide optimal sound quality.

All files need to be 44.1kHz at 16 bit

If you send us files other than 16 bit 44.1 khz, then we will have to convert them before we manufacture. During conversion digital glitches can occur in some instances. We are not liable for any audio errors due to having received the wrong audio format.


Vinyl Audio File Specs:

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Each side CANNOT EXCEED 26 minutes

The limitations of a 12" record is 26 minutes per side at 33 1/3rpm.

Acceptable audio file formats: .wav .aif .aiff

These are the acceptable formats for Vinyl manufacturing. Mp3s are lower quality files and will not provide optimum sound quality.

All files should be 44.1kHz / 16 bit or higher

For the best possible quality, we like to get audio files that are 16bit, 44.1khz or higher. Anything above 96khz is overkill. Don't up sample for the sake of a higher rate. If your original audio was recorded at 44.1 kHz, then stay at that specification. The same applies to the bit rate, if you originally recorded at 16bit, then don't dither up to 24 bit.

Graphics File Specs:

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Your graphics should conform to our templates

You can find our templates on our Templates page.

Create all graphics in CMYK

There are two main color modes. CMYK and RGB. The basic rule of thumb; CMYK is used for printing, RGB is for looking at things on a screen.

CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow and k (which is black). CMYK is also what is often referred to as four color or process color. It is a subtractive color model. Since it is mainly used to print on white paper, adding inks subtracts brightness from the paper.

RGB is an additive color model. A screen / monitor adds light to produce color. (When you turn it off, it's black.)

It is import that you work in the CMYK color model or mode as it is referred to in some graphics program. What generally happens if you work in RGB, is that your printed graphics come out looking a little duller and less saturated than what you see on the screen.

Create all graphics at 300 dpi or higher

Dots pre inch, or dpi is how the resolution of digital images are measured. 300dpi is typically the minimum required to get good printing results. Imagine that there are tiny dots of ink on the paper. The more dots per inch you can have, the more detailed and clear your images will be. So make sure your document settings and scanner settings are set to at least 300dpi (sometimes referred to as api 'pixels per inch') to get your graphics looking as good as possible.

Embed fonts or convert fonts to paths

You will need to convert your text to paths, or create outlines before you submit us your finished artwork. This will ensure that the fonts you chose will in fact be used and not substituted by our system in case we don't have the specific fonts you used.

Here is the terminology used by various programs:

Photoshop - Not necessary (but the term is Rasterize type)
Illustrator - Create outlines
InDesign - Create outlines
Freehand - Convert text to paths
Corel - Convert to Curves
Publisher - Embed fonts

Hide template layer before flattening

Please make sure to turn off, hide, or delete the template layer before sending us your finished artwork. Many times we get artwork files sent to us with the template image flattened in, or embedded in the final artwork. This is a no,no. No one wants pink lines and cut marks to print on their beautiful artwork.

Accepted formats: .psd .eps .tif .pdf .jpg .ai

We can accept the following graphic file formats: .psd, .eps, .tif, .pdf, .jpg, .ai

A high resolution PDF file is preferred and can be exported from almost any graphic design software. (Remember to hide your template layer before flattening for .pdf)

If you are designing in Photoshop, often it is best to send us the layered file in case we need to make any minor adjustments.

3.   Submit Your Files

Option 1 - Upload Your Audio and/or Graphics Files

Step 1: Fill In Your Info

YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR ORDER NUMBER
The order number was emailed to you once you placed your order.

Step 2: Select Your Files

Click the "Add Files" or "Add Folders" Button:
Browse to where on your computer your file(s) are and select it/them.
...or simply drag your files to the "Drag files/folders here" section below.

Step 3: Click Send

Our upload system works best in Chrome or Safari. Firefox is not recommended.

Option 2 - Mail Us Your Files

When sending in a physical CD or USB drive, please write your order number on it. We will not return your disc or USB drive.

Our mailing address:

Atomic Disc
1288 Liberty St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

4.   Proofing & Ship Date

Proofing Graphics

After you have submitted all your files we will prep your graphics and send you .pdf proofs via email within 1-2 business days. You will have to reply to that email saying you approve, before we start production. If you need to make changes to your files after seeing your proofs, please let us know by replying to said email. Such changes might delay your project.

Production Time and Ship Date

Once we receive your art approval and payment, we will start production and email you an estimated ship date. We will email you again with a tracking number as soon as the shipping label has been generated. You are welcome to call us at (503) 610-2929 any time during your order process to get updates. We thank you for choosing us!