The ongoing struggle between the rising demand for vinyl and the lack of plants that actually produce it has gotten slightly less daunting thanks to the reemergence of Disc Makers. While the company has long supported the independent music scene by offering small runs of CDs, they got out of the vinyl game 15 years ago and recently decided to refurbish their old factory to handle as little as 200 records at a time.
“Vinyl got back onto our radar, as a new generation of enthusiasts got into it,” CEO Tony van Veen told CMU. “The market at first was small and hyper niche-y. Every year for the past five years, literally every year, we asked ourselves if it made sense to get back into vinyl. Finally last year, my team convinced me. We’re a full service provider of products to artists. It became an ever bigger hole in our range of services.”
As for why you should choose Disc Makers instead of, say, the plant Jack White uses, the company insists “the guys who ran our vinyl factory in the ’80s and ’90s still work for us today, and we continue to have one of the deepest vinyl skill sets in the industry.” Also of note: their 180-gram pressings often weigh 190, their default weight is a decent 150, turnaround times hovers at around 10 weeks, and the records themselves are run off of vintage Hamilton presses.
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