Alli Klein | Production Coordinator, Smashed Plastic

This week we have the pleasure of introduction you to Alli Klein the Production Coordinator for Smashed Plastic a DIY independent vinyl record pressing plant. A fixture in Chicago’s indie music scene, many of their employees are members of local bands. Being in the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago allows them a more frequent and deeper… Continue reading Alli Klein | Production Coordinator, Smashed Plastic

Sophia Landers, Becky Anderson, Kylie Coggin | Pressing Team, Furnace Record Pressing

We love when we see diversity in any part of the vinyl making process, but when you have a female press crew like Furnace, you've got our attention. We were lucky to be able to hear from three of those women working hard to get your vinyl out the door at Furnace Record Pressing in… Continue reading Sophia Landers, Becky Anderson, Kylie Coggin | Pressing Team, Furnace Record Pressing

Elsie Bordon, Kat Torres, Nata Lawerance and Michi Pezet | Shipping and Packaging Team, SunPress Vinyl

We have covered various parts of the pressing process but have yet to have someone in packaging join us. Packaging and shipping is a part of the process that's less talked about but so important to bring the whole project to fruition.  For this post, we got lucky to not only have one person's perspective… Continue reading Elsie Bordon, Kat Torres, Nata Lawerance and Michi Pezet | Shipping and Packaging Team, SunPress Vinyl

Dalma Zelenak | Vinyl Press Operator, Record Industry

I always enjoy being able to share behind the scenes on how our records are made. In this post meet Dalma Zelenak, vinyl press operator, at Record Industry, one of the largest automated vinyl pressing plants in the world, putting out about 40-50k records per day, located in the Netherlands. What's really cool about sharing… Continue reading Dalma Zelenak | Vinyl Press Operator, Record Industry

Audrey Lapointe | Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Société des Loisirs

Meet Audrey a minimalist both in practice and words, with some strong similar interests to mine: coffee, cats and vinyl, c'mon. She is the co-owner and co-founder of Société des Loisirs (Leisure Society), a pressing plant, coffee and record store in downtown Quebec city. I've mentioned how important it is to continue to share this… Continue reading Audrey Lapointe | Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Société des Loisirs