Original Pressing is a small group of record collectors, enthusiast about music, bands, labels history and so on, volunteering to help you identify & price your records.
The service is completely free for now, we'll just kindly ask you to donate whatever amount you want to help us.
Make your request and give us as many informations as you can: title, band, reference number, pictures. The more informations you give, the fastest is the process.
This is the part where you just have to relax. We may come back at you to ask you some precisions about your records, if pictures are not clear enough for example. But basically, we don't. The research may be up to 4-5 days.
We come back with an answer and some explanations: if your record is an original pressing or not, and why (plus some more informations like the year of release and such.)
- Julie M.
- Tom C.
- Erick M.
- Daniel R.
We founded this website thinking that only a valuable help needs a reward and thus, we didn't want to force the user to pay before testing it but only after, if he was satisfied.
That's why we'll answer your request for free, and if you're interested in the service and satisfied by the answer you got, kindly ask you to help us by making a donation of whatever amount you want.
Easy: we're a small group of records collector who happens to be enthusiast about everything record-connected: history of labels & bands, pressing plants, quality of sound and so on. We do those research for ourselves everytime, so we have a good knowledge about those things and we know where to search & find some of the answers. We wanted this knowledge to benefit other people.
Unfortunately, we sometimes have no clue about whether it's a first pressing or a reissue. But you can be sure that we'll try as hard as we can to find the answer, even if it takes several days to work on it. We may as well have to come back at you to ask for more pictures for example.
Yes, you can. But if you have 2000 records to identify, we'll probably kindly ask you to make a donation to support our work since it's going to be a long task!
We're located in Paris, France. But we are available worldwide, of course!
Nothing! The service is 100% free, and we only rely on your donations to survive.
We invest it in the service. We have hosting costs to pay and for the moment, all the donations support these hosting fees.
You have some other questions? You're not sure about the service? Don't hesitate, ask us anything!