Vinyl Records: Inside The Pressing Plant

If you’ve bought any new release or reissued vinyl recently chances are it was manufactured at GZ Media in the Czech Republic – here’s how they do it….

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Employee controls the matrix as it is used to carve on a copper master record during the creation of vinyl records at the GZ Media factory.
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Technicians maintain press machines used for the creation of vinyl records at the GZ.
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With 7 million records made in 2012 and an expected 10 million this year, GZ Media says it is the world’s biggest vinyl record producer, making records for Universal Music Group, Sony Music and now beginning to cooperate with Warner Music.
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An employee carves information onto a master record before pressing as part of the creation process for vinyl records.
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A worker at a press machine as part of the creation process for vinyl records at the GZ Media factory.
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Another new record comes off the press machine.
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An employee removes master record and a matrix copy from galvanization as part of the creation process for vinyl records.
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An employee controls the matrix during its carving on copper master record as part of the vinyl records creation process.
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Employees take a break in front of the GZ Media factory in Lodenice.

Thanks to Michael Cooney of Network World/PC World for this article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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