Set up involves the stampers for each job being fastened inside the hydraulic press onto top and bottom inserts, which are hollow molds that allow steam and water to flow through. Small vinyl pellets are placed into a hopper that feeds an extruder. As the pellets are forced through the extruder they are heated up and formed into a biscuit. The biscuit has labels compressed onto it and is then placed inside the press. Two thousand psi at 300 degrees is applied then cooled down to 100 degrees. When the press opens a record is then moved to a trimmer, where it is trimmed of excess vinyl, burnished and stacked on a spindle.
Please note that our pressing plant is closed during the hottest 2 weeks of August.