From the supplied master tape or high-resolution digital files we make a cut in the cutting room. The audio is being cut on a cutting lathe in a lacquer, which has an acetate layer or on a DMM, which has a copper layer. The difference between the two is that ... Read More >
The next step is the plating or galvanic. In this step of the process, the stampers which we use to press the records, are produced.The lacquer with the groove is sprayed with silver, which forms a layer on the lacquer. Than the lacquer with the ... Read More >
The vinyl is transported to the press in small granular or pellet form. Before it is placed between the stampers it is formed under high pressure into a small 'puck' or 'biscuit'. The 'puck' is mechanically placed between the stampers with on each side ... Read More >
4. Glueing and Folding.
The sleeves are folded inhouse, on one of our Winkler & Dunnebier folding machines. We have four machines which can practically fold any sleeve for all formats. One of them is a gatefold machine, which folds a two piece gatefold for 12" with a 8 mm ... Read More >
The packaging is being done at the finishing department where the records are mechanically sleeved in their outersleeve (apart from 7" and 10" which are sleeved by hand) and packed into boxes for transportation. Automatic stickering, shrinkwrapping, unique ... Read More >
6. Quality Control
Throughout this whole process the record is subject to a comprehensive Quality Control. Before an order can be pressed a first testing will be made and played by QC. When an order is planned for production QC will regularly check a record during the time ... Read More >
You've probably heard that vinyl is back—sales of vinyl records have been on the rise and many people are discovering (or re-discovering!) the joys of record collecting. A lot of those records come from Record Industry. The Netherlands-based company has been operating since 1958, and is one of the largest vinyl pressing plants in the world. Owner Ton Vermeulen gave us a look inside the factory to see how 40,000—50,000 records get made every day.
It was a very special occasion, installing our new turntables in the Quality Control rooms...we decided to make it offical by sharing the unboxing of it with you. All our QC rooms are now fitted with the brand new SL 1200-G turntables for an even better playback of your product.