Have you been swept up in the resurrection of vinyl and turntables? I’ll admit it. I have—and I was one of those people who couldn’t wait for the death of vinyl back in the 90s. So with vinyl sales rising every year, things are good, right? Not really. Things are a little too good. The problem lies within the factories that press vinyl records. They just can’t meet demand because of a nearly unsolvable problem in the manufacturing process. That process is called “electroplating” and involves creating what’s called a master stamper, the metal piece that’s used to press raw vinyl into records. This is a complex and time-consuming job that requires specialized training and lots of patience. And then a typical stamper can only be used for two weeks before it needs to be replaced. The only way to get past this is to train more people and to buy more equipment—and it’s really hard to find record pressing equipment these days. The vinyl resurrection is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success.