The original stampers gets cut at their headquarters, then sent out for manufacturing at pressing plants around the world.
As The Vinyl Factory reports, with PhonoHive, record labels can send in music they want pressed to wax online, then select the location, quantity and shipping date for each release. Lacquers, test pressings and stampers are made in-house at PhonoHive HQ and then shipped out to local plants for final production. Test pressing settings are saved in the cloud and can be shared among Viryl's WarmTone pressing machines across the world, to make what the company claims are completely accurate reproductions of the original test pressings made at HQ.
They've designed this system to cut down on shipping costs, and to avoid manufacturering bottlenecks that cause delays for labels.
Right now, PhonoHive has a default turnaround of six to eight weeks for an order. Viryl first announced its new and "modernized" pressing plant systems back in 2016.
Watch a video outlining the new system.