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Topic: A look back at 2012 (Read 7653 times) previous topic - next topic

A look back at 2012

I added a page about 2012 to the 'history of prepress & printing' section of my site. Besides a lot of take-overs and mergers, nothing much seems to have happened - especially not on the software front. Did I miss something?

Re: A look back at 2012

Reply #1
Saw that from your Twitter feed the other day, nice roundup! Can't think of anything that skated by, maybe the "No Print Day" diaster by Toshiba.
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Re: A look back at 2012

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How about http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/08/30/americas-10-disappearing-jobs/

9. Desktop Publishers
> Pct. decrease: -14.7%
> 2010 jobs: 22,600
> Total job loss (2010-2020): -3,300
> Median annual wage: $36,610

8. Prepress Technicians and Workers
> Pct. decrease: -15.9%
> 2010 jobs: 50,800
> Total job loss (2010-2020): -8,100
> Median annual wage: $36,280

Cheers.

Hicks • Cross • Carlin • Kinison • Parker • Stone •  Colbert • Hedberg • Stanhope • Burr

"As much as I'd like your guns I prefer your buns." - The G

So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

Member #14 • Size 5 • PH8 Unit 7 • Paranoid Misanthropic Doomsayer • Printing & Drinking Since 1998 • doomed ©2011 david

Re: A look back at 2012

Reply #3
Thanks, I did read that report about disappearing jobs but assumed it was older. It must have been the term 'desktop publishers' that fooled me.


Re: A look back at 2012

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Oh man, I recognize everything in that picture guide. Makes me feel :old:.
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Re: A look back at 2012

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Here's one for the real old timers, circa 1970

http://commfaculty.fullerton.edu/woverbeck/dtr5.htm
Hicks • Cross • Carlin • Kinison • Parker • Stone •  Colbert • Hedberg • Stanhope • Burr

"As much as I'd like your guns I prefer your buns." - The G

So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

Member #14 • Size 5 • PH8 Unit 7 • Paranoid Misanthropic Doomsayer • Printing & Drinking Since 1998 • doomed ©2011 david

Re: A look back at 2012

Reply #7

Here's one for the real old timers, circa 1970

http://commfaculty.fullerton.edu/woverbeck/dtr5.htm


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Re: A look back at 2012

Reply #8

How about http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/08/30/americas-10-disappearing-jobs/

9. Desktop Publishers
> Pct. decrease: -14.7%
> 2010 jobs: 22,600
> Total job loss (2010-2020): -3,300
> Median annual wage: $36,610

8. Prepress Technicians and Workers
> Pct. decrease: -15.9%
> 2010 jobs: 50,800
> Total job loss (2010-2020): -8,100
> Median annual wage: $36,280

Cheers.


$36,000 ???  :shocked: I get £8 an hour (about $13) for a 26 hour week - before tax.  That's £10,816 a year or about $17,630 and £8,653 or $14,104 after tax.  I would ask about jobs over there but I don't think Homeland Security would let me in.
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Re: A look back at 2012

Reply #9
The median wage sounds high compared to the offers I've been getting recently and the shit offers you see on craigslist. Whatever, these cheap-ass employers will get what they pay for: Tards. And a lot of reprints.

I think 36K a year = about 20 bucks an hour in the US.
Hicks • Cross • Carlin • Kinison • Parker • Stone •  Colbert • Hedberg • Stanhope • Burr

"As much as I'd like your guns I prefer your buns." - The G

So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

Member #14 • Size 5 • PH8 Unit 7 • Paranoid Misanthropic Doomsayer • Printing & Drinking Since 1998 • doomed ©2011 david

Re: A look back at 2012

Reply #10
$36k = $17.30/ hr

$20/hr = $41,600

and you're right employers definitely get what they pay for, if they want to pay $12-15/hr they'll get someone right out of school who will leave as soon as they are properly trained for anything that pays better

Re: A look back at 2012

Reply #11

.... and talking of desktop publishers: I dusted off a page that had been in my DRAFT folder for far too long: a picture guide to 25 years of prepress

Ah, the memories  :old:


I used to run the Creo trendsetter as a proofer becasue a salesman at my old shop refused to use a inkjet proof. Spent all that money and within 6 months we were only using it for dielines. Guess a $800 proof was a bit of a hard sell. Had that Galileo there as well. AGFA wasn't pleased when they walked in and saw the Creo device.
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Re: A look back at 2012

Reply #12

.... and talking of desktop publishers: I dusted off a page that had been in my DRAFT folder for far too long: a picture guide to 25 years of prepress

Ah, the memories  :old:
I was good from '87 and on, had to look up the older ones  :cheesy:
I used to run one of those Iris24, lol.

Re: A look back at 2012

Reply #13


.... and talking of desktop publishers: I dusted off a page that had been in my DRAFT folder for far too long: a picture guide to 25 years of prepress

Ah, the memories  :old:
I was good from '87 and on, had to look up the older ones  :cheesy:
I used to run one of those Iris24, lol.


3047 here, two of em, looked like a painter by the end of the day.

Re: A look back at 2012

Reply #14
I have used most of the stuff in the list myself, but what the hell is that item from 1980 (first in the list)?
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time