In February we actually came up with the idea to start pressing our own vinyl. It will give us total control on quality, colors, timing and we skip the dangerous journey for the vinyls to get from the factory to us. So less chance of damaged goods, delays, flaws,... This was gonna be our next move and it's gonna be fun.
From then on we've been looking into which equipment was needed, requested quotes, sent over a hundred emails to a lot of people in the business and learned a lot. For example, you need more than just a pressing machine. There's an extruder, trimmer, hydraulic aggregate, steam generator, cooling tower, air compressor, heat exchanger and a lot more of that kind of stuff... Now it's just a matter of deciding on which equipment was the best for us.