Recent

Author Topic: RR Donnelley takes CGX  (Read 2812 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Slappy

  • Ninja Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4045
  • Gender: Male
  • Come On. Fhqwhgads.
RR Donnelley takes CGX
« on: October 24, 2013, 02:01:20 PM »
Damn, $620 Million doesn't actually sound like a lot considering how many shops are CGX. Isn't it close to becoming a monopoly at this point?

Ah, just saw this in the News of the Weird thread...
« Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 02:04:20 PM by Slappy »
A little diddie ‘bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin’ the best they can.

Offline andyfest

  • Know your role and shut your hole...
  • Ninja Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1516
  • Gender: Male
  • 100% Canucklehead
Re: RR Donnelley takes CGX
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 02:05:30 PM »

Damn, $620 Million doesn't actually sound like a lot considering how many shops are CGX. Isn't it close to becoming a monopoly at this point?
Eeew. Have had substantial work from clients in the past couple of years in which the files were RRD-prep'd. Not very good quality - sloppy work really.
Sweet FA right now.

Offline Farabomb

  • #NoLivesMatter
  • Supreme Ninja
  • ***
  • Posts: 17221
  • Gender: Male
  • Wait, what?
    • My other job
Re: RR Donnelley takes CGX
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 02:23:21 PM »
All the RRD/bowne/whoever never says no files tend to be utter shit. They just want to push it out so it's someone else's problem.
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 date=1459965256 link=msg=278846
Quote from: Farabomb date=1459964381 link=msg=278844
It'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

Offline david

  • WTF?
  • Global Moderator
  • Supreme Ninja
  • *****
  • Posts: 15053
  • Gender: Male
  • arrrrrrrggg....
Re: RR Donnelley takes CGX
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 03:10:56 PM »
it's all full auto there, no one looks at it, seriously, no one.
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

Offline andyfest

  • Know your role and shut your hole...
  • Ninja Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1516
  • Gender: Male
  • 100% Canucklehead
Re: RR Donnelley takes CGX
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 03:20:41 PM »

it's all full auto there, no one looks at it, seriously, no one.
...and it shows....
Sweet FA right now.

Offline Farabomb

  • #NoLivesMatter
  • Supreme Ninja
  • ***
  • Posts: 17221
  • Gender: Male
  • Wait, what?
    • My other job
Re: RR Donnelley takes CGX
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 03:32:17 PM »
Yea, and we still have to make our deadline... even if we were promised files at 5PM and don't see them until 5AM.
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 date=1459965256 link=msg=278846
Quote from: Farabomb date=1459964381 link=msg=278844
It'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

Offline david

  • WTF?
  • Global Moderator
  • Supreme Ninja
  • *****
  • Posts: 15053
  • Gender: Male
  • arrrrrrrggg....
Re: RR Donnelley takes CGX
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 04:28:20 PM »
so what seems to be the problem?
my other printer got me my stuff on time...
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

Offline Foozball

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 935
  • Gender: Male
Re: RR Donnelley takes CGX
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2013, 10:31:16 AM »

Damn, $620 Million doesn't actually sound like a lot considering how many shops are CGX. Isn't it close to becoming a monopoly at this point?

Ah, just saw this in the News of the Weird thread...

In my city, that means the biggest print shop (where I work) just bought out the union shop.
Interesting times ahead, as the union shop also runs digital, something they have NO CLUE about here. The competency level where I work is decent, but from what I hear of rrd, that's something that's totally dependant on each plant.
I'd be interested to know what HotMetal has to say about his former place of employment...?