Production Department
Please follow carefully all instructions provided here for the submission of parts for all titles.
In order for us to be able to deliver your finished items on time you must supply us with parts (complete and to the correct specification) by the deadlines given here. If you are not going to be able to meet a deadline, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-schedule.


Click here for guidelines for preparing artwork for production.

Scheduling

You must provide us with the following information before we will put a title into the production schedule:

  • Artist
  • Title
  • Format
  • Catalogue number
  • Release date

If this information is not provided (or is incomplete) the title will not be scheduled for production. Work will not begin on any title until full details are received.

Deadlines

Deadlines are for parts to be supplied complete, correct and to our specification i.e. finished masters and finished artwork must be received and ready to be sent to press by this date. Missing deadlines will result in delays. You MUST notify us as soon as you know any parts are going to be late the sooner we know about it, the sooner we can re-schedule and minimise the delay.

Finished stock

The following parts are required for finished stock:

  • master (four copies + two listening copies)
  • full artwork (complete and to specification)
  • on-body artwork (complete and to specification)

Promotional CDs

Third party labels require the following parts:

  • master
  • tracklisting
  • high resolution (300dpi)front cover artwork
  • high resolution (300dpi) band photo
  • one paragraph biography
  • CD on-body artwork

Parts for these must be supplied by the deadline for promo parts - or the release date of the finished album may be affected.

Production Quotes

Quotes can be given according to specific requirements, please contact us if you want a production quote. Please note: quotes are based on the information you supply problems with supplied artwork and other unforeseen extras may incur additional costs.

Supplying Masters

You must supply correct and final masters (FOUR copies) with a PQ sheet, plus TWO listening copies.
DVD masters must be supplied in NTSC format.

Masters must be sent to the following address only:

Attn. Dan Griffiths
Production Department
Plastic Head Music Distribution Ltd.
Avtech House, Hithercroft Road
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
OX10 9DA
UK

It is not the responsibility of Plastic Head to check masters what is sent to us will be supplied to the plant for pressing unless you notify us prior to sending the master to us. Any adjustments you require us to make to masters (e.g. addition of video tracks/ISRCs/etc.) will incur additional costs please notify us before sending masters.

Supplying Artwork

Please read carefully: most of the delays in production are due to incorrectly supplied artwork.

Please follow carefully the guidelines provided here for preparing artwork to our specifications. If you have any questions or doubts, please contact us before submitting anything.

Artwork not supplied to our specifications will cause delays and may incur additional costs. Artwork will be scheduled according to the PHD workload. When artwork has been correctly supplied, proofs will be sent for approval. Once approval has been given, any further errors will be charged.

Click here for artwork preparation guidelines

Following this PHD Production guide will ensure the smooth production of your release(s). If you have you are uncertain about any of the information here please contact us before supplying artwork/masters/release details.
Audio Production Co-Ordinator
Dan Griffiths
d.griffiths@plastichead.com
Tel: +44 (0)1491 825029

Designer
Adrian Wear
a.wear@plastichead.com