Molding of thermoplastic material produced from the stamper by the application of heat and pressure and subsequent cooling. Two stampers, one for each side of the disc, are steam heated in the press as the pressure is applied to the plastic material, which is then cooled before removal. Too short a heating/cooling cycle can cause minute discontinuities and pits. On removal, the flash is trimmed from the pressing which is then labeled and sleeved. The next step is Testing.
"I must say I am very impressed in how this CD turned out. I was very impressed with how you managed to get the one record with the crack to sound so good. There was no skip that I detected on the CD, even though you mention in a previous e-mail that the cracked record skipped in place on the B side for the first few grooves. Obviously, you and ..."