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.