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Taiwan-based Vinyl pressing plant launches express service for limited pressings

Mobineko Express will prioritise a quick turnaround time of vinyl orders between 25 and 100

  • Becky Buckle
  • 10 January 2022
Taiwan-based Vinyl pressing plant launches express service for limited pressings

Based in Taiwan, the vinyl pressing plant Mobineko has confirmed the launch of a new service called Mobineko Express which will deliver limited release pressings in a four-week turnaround.

Even though most worldwide pressing plants have a backlog of work due to a surplus of orders clashing with the number of resources, Mobineko will be pressing and delivering orders between 25 to 100 records in a quicker time with this new express service.

Mobineko released the statement: “We've seen lots of frustrated artists talking about pressing plants refusing to take orders for 2022 delivery so it's impossible for us to keep this news in the bag any longer.”

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They added: “Mobineko has spent the last few years building a brand new press that's designed from scratch to be extremely efficient and fast for pressing runs starting at 25pcs with a 4 week turn time.”

Richard Dron, founder of Mobineko told Resident Advisor: "These presses are special because it can take anything from an hour upwards to change tooling and prepare for a new order on a traditional record press,”

"Then you have to wait for the press to warm up and run a few dozen records before you start getting acceptable quality.

“Obviously, it's a big issue wasting all of that time and PVC on a small order of 50 or 100 which is why most plants won't even think about pressing fewer than 500.

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“Our new presses are designed to have tooling that's very fast to change over and they auto-calibrate so the first record is perfect even running from a cold start."

Mobineko Express will firstly be opened for existing Mobineko customers but if you think you might be interested you can register here for early access starting in a few months.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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