Hand Drawn Records Is Ready To Press

We spoke with Dustin and John of Hand Drawn Records a few months ago, (read the interview here), about their new record pressing plant and all the excitement building up to them being fully operational here in Dallas.  Well that day has finally arrived!  We had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the pressing plant as Canadian medical equipment engineers were hard at work reassembling a few remaining pieces that were delayed in customs. 

The record pressing machines themselves are actually housed in a packaging warehouse, which Hand Drawn will utilize to help them with their packaging and design needs for their records. Also inside the warehouse is a groovy little private recording studio that Hand Drawn has dreams of bringing in a private audience for an intimate performance as their records are coming fresh off the presses.  We also got a quick look at the first record that will be pressed on the plants, a compilation record of North Texas based artists like the Texas Gentlemen, Cut Throat Finches and Vincent Neil Emerson.  Check out a few pictures below that we took of the vinyl pressing machines and the recording studio inside of the packaging plant.