The Music Man: Pressing vinyl record albums (1959)

Note: This article may feature affiliate links to Amazon or other companies, and purchases made via these links may earn us a small commission at no additional cost to you. Find out more here.

Answer to a Pressing Question About Stereo

Listen to a stereophonic record, and the music swirls around you. This remarkable realism comes from the record grooves — where the needle or stylus moves both laterally and vertically. With regular hi-fi, the stylus moves only from side to side. This presents a real challenge for the record maker. Simply stated: how to press stereo records with grooves tough enough to do twice the work without sacrificing quality of tone. The answer for one major record company: Pliovic, Goodyear vinyl resin.

Not only does Pliovic toughen the grooves it has improved compound glow” during high-speed press-nig, reduced flash, lowered rejects and made possible more efficient, more economical production. Most important of uhf—is has enhanced the illusion of living sound.

Want to improve the strength — and sales appeal — of your product? Pliovic may well be the answer. For more information, write Goodyear, Chemical Division, Dept, E-9464, Akron 16, Ohio.


Record album shown: The Music Man soundtrack starring Robert Preston

If you liked this, please share it! You can also get our free newsletter, follow us on Facebook & Pinterest, plus see retro-inspired products in our shop. Thanks for visiting!

More stories you might like

Check out our books!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Because the fun never ends:

Join the fun

Don’t miss out on the latest and greatest vintage stuff!

Sign up for our free weekly newsletter here.