I also have been in the business sine the late 60's . . . I have yet to to find the part of the industry that is the designated driver to get you home . . . .My father (who has been in printing since the 1960s) told me that the best thing about the printing industry is that it drives you to drink.
Sorry to hear that and good luck to you.I have been working here at Alma Offset for what would have been 28 years come this May 28th but I just got word the shop is closing at the end of this month because there is no work. To be fair the owner never hired any sales people or updated to digital presses but I never thought I would be looking for work at age 58.
Not much out there either at lest not here in Central NJ.
Over the past few years I’ve watched a group of transactional and direct mail printers strategically shift from monochrome toner machines to full-color toner and inkjet presses. Most banished old black-only toner boxes but kept their color toner devices around because they anticipated needing both color inkjet and toner presses to meet customer needs. They were right then and continue to be right today. Because toner and inkjet can be better together. Read the Post