Other Arts

The myri­ad of oth­er spe­cialims attached to printing

Going from idea to prin­ted page is a com­plex pro­cess that wraps in a large num­ber of oth­er dis­cip­lines. Some are pretty obvi­ous: the need to bind work into books, or to wrap pack­ages well.

It’s strange to think of some of the oth­er arts attached to print­ing: the man­age­ment and lay­out of a print­ing office; the uni­on and staff rela­tions were all spe­cial­ist areas in let­ter­press print­ing, and this sec­tion sheds a little light on them.