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10279Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Letterpress economics

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  • Lamsland
    Dec 2, 2008
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      I don't do any business with regards to letterpress, I do however
      work for two commercial shops and can comment on the feeling in there
      at those. One is looking to be bought up, the other has laid off at
      least two people every couple of months since summer. It's not even
      half as busy at that shop as it was two years ago and no one, not
      even sales reps, have good things to say about the coming future.
      Clients like hospitals and other big corporations are cutting way
      back. Orders now are commonly in the hundreds to a thousand, but
      they're ordering more often. As always getting paid is the biggest
      crutch we face.

      I wanna know when it was printers stopped taking a third up front, a
      third on deliver and a third in 30 days and started trying to be banks??


      Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
      Full Metal Press - Operis servo a specialis nundinae

      Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
      Thomas Jefferson

      On Dec 2, 2008, at 2:46 PM, Barbara Hauser wrote:

      > Hi Gerald and all,
      >
      > I'm just a hobby printer so I don't have a business to report on.
      > However, I'm always in the market for type and other studio equipment,
      > and I'm getting the impression that prices are considerably lower than
      > they have been. I'm getting like-new fonts of ATF type for $30,
      > whereas they use to go for at least $50. But maybe everyone's
      > switching to photopolymer.
      >
      > Barbara
      >
      > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Gerald Lange" <Bieler@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > . . . I have not experienced a significant slow down, I have
      > sensed it
      > > everywhere, but things still seem viable in this sector. How are
      > other
      > > folks doing?
      > >
      > > Gerald
      > > http://BielerPress.blogspot.com
      > >
      >
      >
      >



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