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Old 03-01-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
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Hey, if any of you out there know of a great forum (like this one) except for commercial printers, PLEASE give me a shout, I mean a link!

or, if you are familiar with GTOs, I can ask you!

Thanks a million!
(Rush job: but aren't they all?)
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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Sorry, I didn't see your March 1st post. Don't know how I missed it. I ran a Heidelberg Windmill for fifteen years but I guess that won't help.
Papyrus Printing in Prince George has a GTO 52 but I guess that you know that.
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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I set type by hand, one letter at a time, backward, from a type tray using picas and points 50 years ago and I suspose that aint gonna be of any assistance to anyone now days.
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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I thought perhaps Charlynn was asking about a brand of car...the GTO. And since I drive Fords, didn't think I'd be much help
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:41 PM   #5
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I set type by hand, one letter at a time, backward, from a type tray using picas and points 50 years ago and I suspose that aint gonna be of any assistance to anyone now days.
Back in the dark ages, we had to learn to do that to pass the eighth grade---not sure why, but I remember trying to properly space those little buggers.

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P. S. I owned a GTO once----terrible car around corners. What is a GTO in commercial printing?
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Old 03-03-2006, 02:21 PM   #6
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terrible car around corners. What is a GTO in commercial printing?
Probably terrible around corners.
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Old 03-03-2006, 02:41 PM   #7
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Many, many years ago, I lived in Ohio. We had a saying there about how West Virginians would go out and buy their "GTO" cars. Of course, we all knew that meant... "Go To Ohio" cars.
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Old 03-03-2006, 02:43 PM   #8
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Darwin, there's this new thing now called "pagination". No more cold type left in the newspaper business. Guess Macs rule these days...
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:16 PM   #9
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Youse guys are great!

I got a PM from a member (thanks, Donna S and hubby!) who sent me a link that was EXTREMELY helpful, I think may have solved the problem. What a great forum!

Darwin, I started out in printing in the 70s, placing those little lead letters one at a time backwards -- it helped me understand what "leading" meant when I got to work on my first Mac.

Donna D, the in/op Damping Unit (looks like three little metal rollers) apparently cost $20,000 many moons ago, don't know what the whole GTO press cost! More than any car?

Here's something you might not need to know: our "new" damping unit is a "bareback," that is, not covered with fabric, apparently bare metal provides sharper images. I asked the Pressman, "So you mean, it's, like naked?" He nodded.

Your Nude Printing Specialist,
Char

Thanks again to all who read/responded.
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Old 03-04-2006, 06:53 AM   #10
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Old 03-04-2006, 07:58 AM   #11
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Oh good, I'm glad hubby and I were able to help. We even learned something in the process!

I know how frustrating it can be... the machinery is not cooperating... your just trying to get your work done because all you want is a few bucks in your pocket so that you can sink it into an egg and go camping.

All the best!
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