WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
24%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
9%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
5%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
36%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
25%
  



Far Cough 8:36 Mon Jan 18
Any printers on here?
No, not the Bleeding Claret kind, press operators or machine minders / managers whatever they call them now?

I'd like to know how the industry is going, last I heard it was fucking grim

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munkyfunk 12:47 Wed Jan 20
Re: Any printers on here?
Rbshorty
Same here, did my c&g and left thr game about 97. Got into IT. Now teaching people to drive trains.
Can still smell the printroom today.

Miller 2:35 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
I've got a friend who is a Brother MFC9340CDW

RBshorty 1:35 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
Left school got my City & Guilds in printing. Worked in the trade for a few years. Absolutely hated it. Most people had their heads in the sand, regarding where the industry was going. (This was the early 90’s BTW) Surprised it’s managed to limp on until now. Haven’t touched a press in 25 years. Certainly don’t miss it. Best of luck to the people who are now being shown the door.

Block 1:15 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
Old man was a printer for 40 odd years, he left as the firm he was working for were based where our shitcunt stadium is.

Eastside surge 1:14 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
Its grim right across the board from magazines down to stationary print which has been shrinking year on year, my last redundancy was a couple of years ago but I managed to stay in the industry and got a job in a foil blocking company.
But even in the couple of years I've been there it work has been coming in on a less regular basis maybe its me and I'm just a bloody jonah!

Percy Dalton 12:32 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
Far Cough.
Unbelievable speed mate we had a major fire in one of ours shut the factory down for two days was only two years old ended up as scrap metal.

Far Cough 12:24 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
SecondOpinion 11:04 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
It's all automated from Germany. No real skils needed


Absolute bollocks, while there is a lot of automation now, the skill comes in when things go wrong as they inevitably will

Far Cough 12:20 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
Percy, sheet fed printer here, last press I ran was a 6 colour 40 inch Heidelberg.

Those Lithoman web presses sure push out some speed don't they?

Northern Sold 12:16 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
2 MATES and my Cousins husband were all in the print game... all been laid off in the past 6 months...

Percy Dalton 12:16 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
It's certainly grim I worked for one of the biggest magazine printers in the east of England over 500 titles and seven presses including two 64 page Lithomans.
Once the digital age became big when you can view most titles online that was the beginning of the end.
Our company closed down in 2015 with 300 redundancies.
Most of the machine minders are now doing alternative work.

SecondOpinion 11:04 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
It's all automated from Germany. No real skils needed

sweetgeez 1:42 Tue Jan 19
Re: Any printers on here?
Couple in the city gone, no mass legal work, few mates laid off

Hermit Road 8:42 Mon Jan 18
Re: Any printers on here?
The amount of shit coming through my letterbox has gone down massively since the Rona hit so you might have heard right.





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