For many, letterpress is an engrossing subject and while it’s important to do the printing, it’s also nice to see how letterpress fits in with the wider world and also see the technicalities of printing.
This section of the site hosts the ‘background’ to letterpress — I hope you find something interesting here.
In this section
Efficiency and the Small Printer
A comprehensive look at efficiency and the small printer
The Printing “Office”
Studio, Printing Works, Laboratory? What should you call the space in which you print?
Organizing for Production
The smaller printing offices can introduce production techniques without heavy capital outlay: a 1960 Print in Britain Article
An historical look at the like between the printer and the law
The Printing Industry in 1965
A summary of the what the UK’s printing industry looked like in 1965
Organisation of a Printing Office
Your dreams have come true! You’re now General Manager of a printing works, but just how should you organise your empire?
The activities that go with running a business: with a distinct letterpress slant