Pressing Plastic: A Look Inside Vinyl Me, Please’s Pressing Facility

Discover How Our Records Are Made To Listen

On October 1st 2019 » By Vinyl Me, Please Staff


We were recently in Salina, Kansas visiting Quality Record Pressings (QRP), the best pressing plant in the country where many of our records are pressed. See what goes behind your favorite records on your shelf to set them apart from the rest.

The proof is in the process. And the way it sounds. (Listen for it and you will notice.)

Rediscover The Magic In Music.

Our trust in the quality that QRP provides comes from knowing that each person involved in every step has an insatiable devotion to making every record the best it can possibly be.

“You have to have the desire. You need to know there is better. If you don’t know that something exists then you have zero chance of obtaining it.”

Chad Kassem, Owner, QRP & Acoustic Sounds

The expertise that they put into even the smallest detail means the kind of unmatched quality you can hear — and feel — the moment you drop the needle.

“My main goal is to make the best record ever made. I’ll never get to that point, because when I reach it, well, there’s always going to be something a little bit better. So I pride myself in how far we’ve gotten as a group. That’s amazing… but there’s always a little bit better,” says Gary Salstrom, QRP engineer.

And you don’t have to be an audiophile to notice the difference. Quality is something everyone can feel. Listen for yourself.

“They want to be able to listen to records at 3 in the morning with their underwears on and think Elvis is in the room. And that’s what I want to do.”

Chad Kassem, Owner, QRP & Acoustic Sounds

Anyone who loves vinyl knows that it’s nothing short of magic. QRP’s commitment ensures that the magic of your collection is made to withstand the test of time.

“I think for me, it’s having an actual piece of music to hold instead of just listening to something through a device. You actually have a physical copy of something that if you take care of it, will last a really long time,” says Mary Ann, Vinyl Me, Please Rep at QRP.

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