I guess this has been a death that was a long time coming. That being said it doesn't hurt any less. We knew it was just a matter of time before major reproduction outlets abandoned silk screen "technology" and embraced newer digital tech. I wonder how many producers, if any will hold out.
I am happy for CPR and the others that are expanding by utilizing this method. It will definitely lead to an increase in new product and flusher repro stock. This is clearly where the future is heading. I don't fault them, everything about it from a production standpoint makes sense.
In the last week or so, I have had a few folks recommend a hard top for my BK project and while I understand the draw, and the cost effectiveness to the consumer, it just feels a little dirty to me. Stripping off all of that old art and throwing down a sheet of printed plastic instead? I weep a little just thinking about it.
I wonder if this is how the Anti LED crowd felt when they began to flood the market. Will we soon have a die hard no digital art base talking bout the good o'l days when art was silk screened and Judge Dredd was an $800 pin?