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by funkid7 / April 6, 2005 8:02 AM PDT

I may be new to graphics. But it seems there are very few graphic designers in this forum? I see an opportunity to grow along with this forum. I hope, Those of us who are here; are gonna stick around and help it, eat some bandwidth!

Keep on keepin' on!

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Graphics Forum
by taboma. / April 6, 2005 3:26 PM PDT
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Funkid7, You are right!
We need more posts concerning graphics and problems concerning graphic issues, pre-press and from printers input.
How about Pixelish, posting more info?

What we need is more input from professionals as well as newbies.
Did you mean eat a sandwich and enjoy the bandwith or what? Just kidding. :?)


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some have said...
by funkid7 / April 10, 2005 6:50 AM PDT
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I am looking for attention? well, if that is the case, I certainly won't find much in here. Heheee.
CGI is still a growing technology and comparitively young amongst the other computer advances. Well, maybe anyways?
In time , as the graphics art industry grows, this forum may grow also!

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Also tend to over-punctuate
by funkid7 / April 12, 2005 7:59 PM PDT
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Well, I ate a ham sandwich while posting. So I meant both. LOL!

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Ham Sandwich? Good Luck!
by taboma. / April 13, 2005 4:17 PM PDT

The graphics art industry is still growing and so are the newspapers, printers, as well as graphic designers.
Seems like you need some education.

Direct to plate technology was started years ago. Your company decided over six years ago to streamline their process also and go direct to plate.

Did you know that I worked next to one of your companys printers and distribution sites in Norwood, MA?
How small the world is when you post here!

Funkid7, be careful on how you post and who you work for or complain about.
Your company produces one of the best newspapers in the country, or world for that matter. USA TODAY.

You had better thank your lucky stars that you still have a job there!
If there is one to grow, it is you. Stop whining and learn!

Pixelish, contributing on our Graphics Forum, has some wonderful posts and there is a wealth of info out there if you want to learn it.

Or, eat a SPAM sandwich and lots of luck.

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okay, in all seriousness...
by funkid7 / April 14, 2005 4:18 AM PDT

I agree with you on all above.
I am ignorant to all this computer geekery.
I will try and keep it limited to, the issue at hand, in the future.

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by taboma. / April 14, 2005 2:47 PM PDT

Geekery, NO. Graphics, YES.
Ham sandwiches, NO. Graphic questions or help, YES.
There are so-called geek forums, but not here.

Off Subject: A few years ago when I worked in Norwood, MA, there was a company across from our building. A national printer called Gannett Press, that printed the newspaper for USA TODAY. Distribution was for some of the Northeast. Gannett Press used to ask our company to come over for a tour of their new facilities after setting up direct-to-plate graphics for their presses. I never went over. Wish I had! Would have learned what direct-to-plate was about.


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I know a little
by funkid7 / April 23, 2005 9:15 AM PDT
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The image setter does the entire job. Build the page in Quark then to agfa printer instead of a reverse negative the film stage is removed and the page literally burned direct to the plate then the setter spits it out, pre-bent ready to hang on the press. This eliminates the film/chemical cost and time consuming steps.

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Have I seen it actually work?
by funkid7 / April 23, 2005 9:18 AM PDT
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Nope. THey are discussing it may happen in my plant, but we are small site, so it may be awhile yet. I will have to get with you through e-mail if it ever happens.

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Direct to plate
by taboma. / April 24, 2005 3:50 PM PDT

Funkid7, Thanks for the info. Direct to plate seems the way to go with many printers. Also, InDesign from Adobe is gaining many faithful lately. Wonder why?


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I will try and find the answer
by funkid7 / May 2, 2005 1:01 AM PDT
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I will ask the right people tomorrow and post about this same hour, at that time.

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Direct to plate. On Subject/Off Subject
by taboma. / May 2, 2005 12:43 PM PDT

Funkid, our company last January went direct to plate, eliminating all the film work and rips. The printing image is really superior to what it used to be. Quality of back-to-back color pages are superior also.

Too bad that a few jobs were lost in the process.
Happened within the Typographical group ten years or more ago. Corporate does not care. Cost cutting and the bottom line is their concern.
You and I? Who knows what will happen with our jobs?
If a company could do our job with a program or a robot, they would try to do that also.


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Be wise, Downsize?
by funkid7 / May 3, 2005 12:22 AM PDT

Yes, same thing here the last 9 years. Remember layout and paste up? I used to build the sports section, before the composing dept. completely vanished.
I do see the potential though. My dream is to eventually read/build an exclusive E-Newspaper, instead of a news"paper". My opinion is; the more I can learn about web designed media, the safer my career will be later. Just my hunch. Trees are an endangered resource. Paper costs are killing us!

As for In-Design: Couldn't ask yet. Everyone went up state, for a big corp. meeting today. Still curious....

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by taboma. / May 25, 2005 4:31 PM PDT
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Keep in touch. Really interested in In-Design.

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