4 thoughts on “Detroit’s Last Vinyl Pressing Plant

  1. Vinyls sound great but i hate their ultra low reliability…its a disappointment when i hear them getting worst every time…Its not a format for the average customer nowadays.

  2. Archer is a great plant, my band had a 7" pressed there. super fast turnaround and great customer service, not to mention quality pressings at a bargain price!

  3. Alex, vinyl actually has more archival quality than cd's do. If your records are sounding worse every time you play them, then your set up is somehow set up wrong. Too much force and a bad needle can damage records. A quality needle with the proper amount of tracking force won't damage your records and they'll stay sounding great for decades.

  4. I have "several" of the metal plates from a vinal record pressing plant that went out of business years ago. I was located in Elizabethtown KY. I think it was called Elizabethtown Thermoplastics or Kentucky Thermoplastics. The plates are in hard paper sleeves. some are matched sets, (both sides) some are by themselves. All are marked with numbers and dates, but I have no idea what they mean. Some are marked "RKO" I know that used to be a record company back in the day. I would like to find out if they are worth anything other than scrap metal prices. I can be contacted at [email protected]

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