London College of Communication to close?
But what about the Heidelburg?
what ABOUT Heidelberg?
The Heidelberg is an enormous printing press with twelve colours. There is just the one at the college, but quite a number at Anton printworks in Essex.
The large printing press was the one that used to be used for printing such eminent newspapers such as 'Reveille' It was installed in parts and holes had to be cut in the floors to accommodate the height. It was a black and white roll fed machine using metal litho plates and was run about once a term as it was so expensive in materials to run. As it is/was an outdated process it was only shown off to students as an historical machine. It really needs to go to a museum environment, but due to its size, I doubt if there is anywhere which would house it.
How big is big?
I think it's pretty obvious. 44 students in workshops with 8 machines doesn't work. Half the students so dumb that those that actually have A levels worth having feel like they've gone back to primary school in lectures.
Don't know what course you were on Beetroot but everyone on the short 3DS Max course I was on was very bright and mostly postgrad.
I was after the one year part time 3D Animation course and I was pretty devastated I couldn't get a place because I found out about it too late. It looked pretty good and actually affordable.