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Print shops in the 15th century per establishment date and book output
In publishing, printers are both companies providing printing services and individuals who directly operate printing presses.
- Newspaper printers, often owned by newspaper publishers
- Magazine printers, usually independent of magazine publishers
- Book printers, often not directly connected with book publishers
- Stationery printers
- Packaging printers
- Trade printers, who offer wholesale rates within the printing industry
An artist who operates a printing press to execute their own works, especially by hand in limited runs, is usually distinguished from other printers by the term printmaker.