What We Do & Why
16kHz is the Bay Areas only pressing plant. Born at the height of the vinyl resurgence in 2014, we set out to create a unique product that could be made quickly, affordably, and with the lowest environmental impact possible. In typical Bay Area form, we're leveraging technology to deliver our customers vinyl records that both look and sound amazing. Our proprietary manufacturing method is completely electric, and operates without the need of a steam boiler, cooling tower, or extruders. Making our carbon footprint far smaller than any pressing plant in the world.
Our picture discs were designed to be priced comparable to other 7" products, while adding the largest amount of value to the artists and labels that we work with. An average 7" record retails between $5-10, while a picture disc will fetch $15-20. They're also extremely customizable, from glow in the dark to multiple variants per run. The picture disc the best way for artists to express their brand and artistic vision into a cherished vinyl record.
Flexi Discs are inexpensive to produce and consume less plastic than any other type of pressing. They're widely used as promotional items or sold as highly sought after collectibles. They also have a rich history. This product originally gained popularity in communist Russia. Western music bootlegs from The Beatles and Elivis Presely were cut onto medical x-rays with hacked gramophones. In the 70s they were put on the back of cereal boxes, and into magazines.
Todays artists and labels need to create unique products. Products that can catch the eye of a fan scrolling through their social media feeds. From top to bottom, our products allows the artist to not only offer their fans a great listening experience, but an immersive visual experience as well.
We are also proud to say, all of our goods are made and sourced in the USA.