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Started by Slappy, August 11, 2016, 01:51:06 PM

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DPSprint

Quote from: pspdfppdfxhd on August 15, 2016, 03:09:22 PM:drunk3: yes, i used to like quark more than pacemaker, uh i mean ragemaker, uh i mean pagemaker at one point... so was not a quick indesign convert at all. But what I really want to know is who the hell ever had to deal with freehand? Never seen one of those files in my 20 years in this gig.
lol
well back in the good old days, freehand was bliss... especially compared to quark and pagemaker... it actually did the stuff you wanted without needing a 500 page manual. But then again i started in the days of scalpels, film and darkrooms, so anything on a computer was a massive saving in time.
I did prefer pagemaker to quark for page layout, so Indesign was a quick convert for me.... but Freehand is where the good stuff started.
Only 20 years, you just a young'n

DPSprint

Quote from: Possum on August 16, 2016, 08:39:50 AMGuess I could bring my knitting or learn to weave baskets.   :old:
I do knit!
and dance
and ride motorbikes,
and a few other things best left unsaid
Jill of all trades is me

pspdfppdfxhd

Quote from: DPSprint on August 16, 2016, 02:56:56 PM
Quote from: pspdfppdfxhd on August 15, 2016, 03:09:22 PM:drunk3: yes, i used to like quark more than pacemaker, uh i mean ragemaker, uh i mean pagemaker at one point... so was not a quick indesign convert at all. But what I really want to know is who the hell ever had to deal with freehand? Never seen one of those files in my 20 years in this gig.
lol
well back in the good old days, freehand was bliss... especially compared to quark and pagemaker... it actually did the stuff you wanted without needing a 500 page manual. But then again i started in the days of scalpels, film and darkrooms, so anything on a computer was a massive saving in time.
I did prefer pagemaker to quark for page layout, so Indesign was a quick convert for me.... but Freehand is where the good stuff started.
Only 20 years, you just a young'n

No youngin, 20 years on the computer, about 30 years all in total in graphics, printing. I remember mixing up developer for film trays every morning, waxing pmts to artboards, setting type on a varityper, making traps with mylar on the contact frame, etc. etc. Nope, no youngin here.

pspdfppdfxhd

Quote from: Possum on August 16, 2016, 07:21:48 AMReminds me of the shop where I worked that was having trouble getting rolls of poly plates. The sales geek finally told us we were the last in the US to use those plates, so we just had to wait until they made some more. I just started laughing. The boss didn't think it was funny.


Oh gawd, we did those poly plates for about 7 years, through a big honkin agfa online processor with an automatic cutter...shudder many years ago but you hit a nerve....ouch

Possum

Lordy, PMTs! I started with a Compugraphic with no memory. For lined forms I had to scribe the vertical lines on the negs. Anyone remember film cutters or scribers?

Oh, and I still have a burnisher in my office.

 :old: :old: :old: :old:
Tall tree, short ropes, fix stupid.

born2print

Quote from: pspdfppdfxhd on August 16, 2016, 03:39:52 PMOh gawd, we did those poly plates for about 7 years, through a big honkin agfa online processor with an automatic cutter...shudder many years ago but you hit a nerve....ouch
That processor was awesome! Ours wasn't plumbed to fresh water so if you let it go a little too long it made Orange Julius®
 :cheesy:
Take me to your ladder.
I'll see your leader later.

born2print

I think the only reason I liked Illy better than FH was because of all the times they forgot to give us the .eps'... so no good for output.
Or they would forget the master so no editing...
PITA.
I was very happy when FH4 (or was it 5?) came out and it was just 1 file instead of multiples.
I do not miss fixing all the tiff boxes in Quack to be white.
I do miss making the cat burp on the Pshop 2.5(?) splash screen
Take me to your ladder.
I'll see your leader later.

David

or the alien zapping the quark file
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time
www.texasgraphics.com

Farabomb

Quote from: born2print on August 17, 2016, 09:53:20 AMI think the only reason I liked Illy better than FH was because of all the times they forgot to give us the .eps'... so no good for output.
Or they would forget the master so no editing...
PITA.
I was very happy when FH4 (or was it 5?) came out and it was just 1 file instead of multiples.
I do not miss fixing all the tiff boxes in Quack to be white.
I do miss making the cat burp on the Pshop 2.5(?) splash screen

Things don't change. I still get indy files, just indy files and no art or fonts.

And of course "it works fine on my computer".
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

Quote from: Ear on April 06, 2016, 11:54:16 AM
Quote from: Farabomb on April 06, 2016, 11:39:41 AMIt's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin

My other job

pspdfppdfxhd

Quote from: born2print on August 17, 2016, 09:50:10 AM
Quote from: pspdfppdfxhd on August 16, 2016, 03:39:52 PMOh gawd, we did those poly plates for about 7 years, through a big honkin agfa online processor with an automatic cutter...shudder many years ago but you hit a nerve....ouch
That processor was awesome! Ours wasn't plumbed to fresh water so if you let it go a little too long it made Orange Julius®
 :cheesy:


Well we had the "plumbed" option, and even had a little crane overhead to assist in lifting the racks for cleaning, but overall, the experience was troubling at best.

pspdfppdfxhd

Quote from: Possum on August 17, 2016, 07:13:23 AMLordy, PMTs! I started with a Compugraphic with no memory. For lined forms I had to scribe the vertical lines on the negs. Anyone remember film cutters or scribers?

Oh, and I still have a burnisher in my office.

 :old: :old: :old: :old:


Oh yes those scribers, now I grieve when a mark is out a hair on a 4000 percent magnification in indd or ai, then i remember the old scriber method and relax a bit.

Possum

Quote from: Farabomb on August 17, 2016, 10:29:57 AM
Quote from: born2print on August 17, 2016, 09:53:20 AMI think the only reason I liked Illy better than FH was because of all the times they forgot to give us the .eps'... so no good for output.
Or they would forget the master so no editing...
PITA.
I was very happy when FH4 (or was it 5?) came out and it was just 1 file instead of multiples.
I do not miss fixing all the tiff boxes in Quack to be white.
I do miss making the cat burp on the Pshop 2.5(?) splash screen

Things don't change. I still get indy files, just indy files and no art or fonts.

And of course "it works fine on my computer".
Like when we ask the custy to make a new PDF but embed the fonts this time, they ask, "why can't you embed the fonts?"
Tall tree, short ropes, fix stupid.

Farabomb

None of my customers are smart enough to say that and arrogant enough to not ask for help. There I am, 3 weeks later waiting for a file that will have the same problems.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

Quote from: Ear on April 06, 2016, 11:54:16 AM
Quote from: Farabomb on April 06, 2016, 11:39:41 AMIt's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin

My other job

DPSprint

Quote from: pspdfppdfxhd on August 16, 2016, 03:33:28 PMNo youngin, 20 years on the computer, about 30 years all in total in graphics, printing. I remember mixing up developer for film trays every morning, waxing pmts to artboards, setting type on a varityper, making traps with mylar on the contact frame, etc. etc. Nope, no youngin here.


lol, yeap the good old days of dermititus from the bromide developer, I remember it well.
I did enjoy being a camera operator though... and many of the quiet times when the boss would walk in to find all the camera op's playing cards in the dark room, shake his head and walk out, hehe.
or nearly falling asleep as I was touching up the negs on a light table with that brown opaque paint.
or stirring the molten lead in a pot to make new stamping blocks

actually I think I prefer computers now!
cos I get to communicate and reminise all over the world with all you lovely people!
31 years for me since the apprenticeship days

David

over 40 years here...  more headaches than I can count...
I started out as camera operator as well, tray developing film.
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time
www.texasgraphics.com