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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:32 PM

Got a new printer

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:38 PM

1. You might want to consider downsizing that a bit. Photoshop can help.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:39 PM

2. How do you think I got into this mess?

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:13 PM

4. I'm guessing either pot, booze, prostitutes, or an affiliation with the rMoney campaign.

 

Any of those will fuck you up in a MAJOR way.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:44 PM

3. Does size matter?

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:17 PM

5. That's chicken shit. I've been in newspaper printing press caverns that stretched for miles.

 

Okay, okay, not miles - but they LOOKED like they did.

Actually, I was in the Baltimore Sun press room while I was in grade school, back when they still typeset pages. They pressed them into forms (pink shit, unknown material) that were put on the ink drums and used in the paper rollers. Typesetting is where the terms "upper case" and "lower case" come from. They were LITERALLY upper and lower on the racks the typesetters used. I think that was probably about '73. Now it's all digital.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:31 PM

6. There's something romantic about those old Linotypes with the cast-lead slugs

Slugs with errors were hand-replaced with corrected slugs before the final was justified and locked for the press run.

That's how our HS newspaper was done. Mark-up was done on individual galleys.

Much smaller scale and not cavernous at all, but the newspaper production process in the HS print shop was a thing of beauty.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:31 PM

8. Yeah, that's how Benjamin Franklin did it, and up through the '70's it was the same.

 

Times have changed. Papers (other the Sunday comics) are all color now. It's all digital. I was in the digital side of the industry for a collective seven years. I've seen a lot of press rooms and a lot of computer rooms full of refrigerator-sized antiques that were still in use.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:36 PM

7. Finally a printer that can make a butt look small!

Did you try it out yet?

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