printing house

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Incunable printers in the 15th century
Visit to a large print shop in Stockholm. Video, 4 min.

A printing company is a company or a manufacturing facility for printed matter. They are differentiated according to products (e.g. newspaper , commercial , label, continuous or calendar printing , packaging printing, decor printing) or according to the technology used (e.g. gravure printing , web offset, sheet-fed offset , pad printing , screen or Digital printing ). The boundaries are unclear because print shops often produce several types of products and use different printing techniques.

There are also highly specialized companies that serve a very small market segment (e.g. security printing of ID cards , banknotes and other products at risk of forgery).

The prepress and postpress processing steps are also often found in print shops.

Important centers of the German printing industry include Berlin , Essen , Frankfurt (Main) , Hamburg , Nuremberg , Stuttgart , Munich , Würzburg and Heidelberg .

Large print shop

As a large printing house at the beginning of the 20th century the designated example, United Buchdruckerei Richard Petersen . In the mid-1950s, Walter Dorn Verlag recommended itself in an annotated Hanover picture city map by Bollmann- Bildkarten -Verlag with its affiliated large print shop with around 250 fonts and, among other things, “6 Linotype double-magazine setting machines, 1 complete stereotype and 10 printing machines for single and multi-color printing . "

Modern large-scale printing companies can now show sales in the billions and several thousand employees. Examples are Giesecke + Devrient , Bertelsmann Printing Group , Cewe , Cimpress , De La Rue , RR Donnelley , Quad / Graphics and Leo Paper Group .

See also

Historical print shop in the Zuiderzee Museum

Web links

Commons : Printers  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Printer  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Compare, for example, the company's letterhead from 1917
  2. ^ Horst Reichert, Karl Ludwig Graeger (arrangement): Richard Petersen GmbH Grossdruckerei Hannover-Linden , in Hanover (= picture city map by Hermann Bollmann , No. 13), with forewords by Christian Kuhlemann ( IHK Hannover ), Wilhelm Weber and Karl Wiechert ( State capital Hanover) and Gustav Böhme ( Chamber of Crafts Hanover ), 1st edition 1–30 thousand, Braunschweig: Bollmann-Bildkarten-Verlag, 1955, p. 17