The platesetter I'm currently using

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Quote from: David on May 18, 2023, 02:47:17 PMoh my god yes, I forgot to mention that this place had no air conditioning, I'm in Texas, it was summer.


Try working in a pressroom in a Fresno summer. It would get so hot the ink would separate and get stringy. With those presses running, it was easily 120+ F out there. The pressman would come in at like 3 am and work until noon and go home. Hell, even in Sac at Sig-1, we shut down the digital presses by 2 because if you ran them after, you couldn't cool off the building and you'd start popping fuses.
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Quote from: born2print on May 18, 2023, 03:11:52 PMI'm old enough to have had the pleasure of cleaning LITHO film processors. Racks 4x as big and nastier / harder to clean, in fact - rapid access etc... barely even counts compared to litho IMO  :P
Yup we had a rapid access processor for typesetting galleys (via Compugraphic Q5000 and Pagitek 5 systems to Linotypes) and Litho processor for film and stability prints and color keys. Cleaning the Litho processor was a Saturday job, wow, just so much work, and being hyper yout really made it a challenge :).
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