Series of 30 photographs showing what goes down in a record pressing plant
The Vinyl Factory have released a series of photos taken by Marco Walker, documenting the stages of pressing vinyl records. Below are a few of the photos, showing the equipment and effort involved in printing those circular pieces of wax that somehow play back music when a needle slips into their grooves.
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‘A ‘de-horning machine’. This spins the ‘positive’ metalwork, whilst a technician polishes the grooves. This removes all the ‘spurs’ at the top of the groove which would otherwise affect sound quality by introducing clicks if not removed.’
Courtesy of The Vinyl Factory. Check out the article in its entirety here.