Printer (publishing)

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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.[1]

Printers include:

  • 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
  • Large format printers, who specialize in wide format prints, such as signs and banners.

An artist who operates a printing press to execute their own works of printing press such as, hand in limited runs. That is usually distinguished from other printers by the term printmaker.


  1. ^ "Printer". Merriam-Webster.