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3 6 G R A P H I C S P R O • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 3 6 G R A P H I C S P R O • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G 3 6 G R A P H I C S P R O • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S O F T W A R E T O S U B S T R A T E | L O N W I N T E R S FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES HELPING OUT A FRIEND WHEN THE PRESSURE IS ON S o, going back over 20 years now, we wrote a story about helping out a friend with a project. At the time we changed the names and locations "to protect the inno- cent." We guess we thought we were writing fictional stories and that seemed clever at the time. You know how much we love tellin' stories, so that's just what we are gonna do. Been tellin' stories with this column for a little while now. I think we may be on our fifth or sixth editor, ha! is is how it went back then. Our really good friend and colleague has a sporting goods and apparel business in western Nebraska, among other things. e only automated shop in the panhandle as far as we know. We have become friends for a number of reasons, one of which is that we do nice things for each other. at is, we help each other out whenever we can. at said, we got a call from Shane on the Wednesday before Father's Day. He was in a panic because he had a print job on press, and it looks like … well it doesn't look good. His artist had just left town for a week after sepa- rating this job with new software. e art was OK, but this was the first separation. Shane says they tried everything on press and couldn't get it right. "You guys gotta help me!" he exclaimed. It was Wednesday afternoon, and we had no digital file. We did, however, have a whacked-out dude on the phone. Time to rescue our pal, 'cause that's just the kind of good ol' boys we are. is was a pseudo hot market gig. He had to print onsite, so to speak, and wouldn't know the quantities until the day of the event. Long story short (too late), Shane drove a disk four hours to our place (no such thing as sending a link at that time), we separated the image, outputted films and he took the seps home to run the job. Fast forward a couple decades plus and here we are. is time, no name changes and none of us are all that innocent. Our friend of 30 years now, Shane from Scottsbluff Screen

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