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Graphic Communications International Union,
Local 38/Heindl Printers

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Actually,
The printing is the easiest,
Fastest part.
It’s all that comes before it,
All the preparation —
The typesetting,
The layout,
Mechanical,
Darkroom,
Stripping,
Plating...
Waiting for the paper to come in.
Every part of it is important.

It’s sort of nice
When you walk into some place,
A bank or something,
And you see your printing.
I’m in the habit —
Being a pressman —
When I go anyplace
And there’s printing or brochures,
I pick it up,
Even if I’m not going to read it,
Because maybe I’m helping some printer
Keep a job.