Printing Industry

The let­ter­press world was part of the wider world of steam-driv­en, cast-iron, go-ahead com­merce.  It had to play a role in the same spheres as oth­er under­tak­ings and had its own fla­vour of cost­ing, indus­tri­al rela­tions, effi­ciency drives and train­ing schemes.  Nat­ur­ally there were a num­ber of high-pro­file people and firms.  This sec­tion of the site looks at these peri­pher­al parts of let­ter­press — not neces­sar­ily attached to the act of pro­du­cing the prin­ted word; but simply a part of doing busi­ness.