Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Fox River Teton
From: Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@...>
Sent: Fri, January 15, 2010 10:28:35 AM
Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Fox River Teton
Lone Ranger: "Tonto, we're surrounded by Indians! It's looking Hopeless!"
Tonto: "What d'you mean 'WE' Kimosabe???
(Apologies for the dated, culturally insensitive references...)
On 15 Jan 2010, at 1:36 AM, bielerpr wrote:
> Well, the problem isn't just this, it's also because we, as consumers continually fail to support the good products. Curtis Mills didn't fail because they were bought out by the corporates, they failed because we failed, we did not support their efforts to produce fine quality commercial papers. Just like the type foundries failed as we preferred to buy Monotype or Linotype because they were cheaper. How many continual posts does one have to look at on Briar Discussions to come to the realization that we letterpress folks are a hopeless lot. Folks would rather make their own pathetic bases than buy a precision Bunting or even a Boxcar base. DIY is King. Cheaper is better, cheapest is best. Folks seriously consider the plastic "Letterpress Machine" as an economically viable printing press. Why take the easy out and point the finger at the usual suspects? And somehow feel justified? We are responsible as well. And we deserve this.
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