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Re: Looking for pressman in Mississauga Canada
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2021, 07:49:09 AM »
If you were in your 20s would you get into printing?
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Re: Looking for pressman in Mississauga Canada
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2021, 09:10:28 AM »
If you were in your 20s would you get into printing?

No. And they aren't.
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Re: Looking for pressman in Mississauga Canada
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2021, 05:45:14 AM »
Just did!

EDIT: I'm actually learning design but since we lost a prepress person i took on the duty of XMF and Prepress.

There are a few people learning printing at school, tho! Some even under 20.  I'm almost 30 lol



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Re: Looking for pressman in Mississauga Canada
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2021, 07:36:41 AM »
If you were in your 20s would you get into printing?

Not a chance in hell.
Better paying careers with more opportunities for growth exist today
(for Prepress that is.  Pressmen seem to make a nice hourly wage but the shift work must suck and the working conditions vary greatly from place to place)

Personally I find there are not a lot of places here in Ontario that want to pay more than Ontario's minimum wage for prepress work.
Lots of smaller 'mom n pop' places versus larger print companies.

If you do find something that pays well (something you can pay the bills with and put gas in the car.. if you can afford a car) then you either need to move to an expensive city (Toronto or surrounding parts... Burlington and Hamilton are getting expensive rent wise and home wise)
or commute 45mins - 1hr+ each way. every day.

so again, not a chance in hell.
(been in prepress for 16 years now)
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Re: Looking for pressman in Mississauga Canada
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2021, 11:03:11 AM »
Printing has been very good to me and my wife, and was really-REALLY good to my dad.
That being said, my son is a barista at Charbucks, lol
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