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  • Moses ben Judah Bak (b. - 1776)
    Notes Moshe Loeb bn hajashish Juda Back Mechokek z”l mesharet etzel hakatsinim 1776/77Compositor in the printing-office of his father, Judah, in 1757, and son-in-law of Mendel Steinitz.
  • Judah ben Moses Bak (b. - 1767)
    48 Juda Back z”l mesharet etzel katsinim bn Moshe Back z”l gabai 1767/681-12-3 Juda Moyses Backh °°RößelIßrael °- $ Buchdrucker Compositor of the eighteenth century. He was first engaged in the printin...
  • Yom Tov Lipmann ben Moses Bak (b. - aft.1789)
    Printer from 1757 to 1789. The firm of Bak was still in existence in 1784 under the title of "Bakische und Cazische Privilegirte Buchdruckerei."
  • Moses ben Jacob Bak (c.1680 - 1739)
    Printer, and partner of Joseph ben Judah.. Died Tammuz 14, 1712.
  • Israel ben Joseph Bak (b. - c.1695)
    Son of Joseph. Pressman from 1686 to 1691 with the firm of Judah Bak's Sons, and in 1695 with that of Judah Bak's Grandsons. The last-mentioned establishment, also called "Bakische (or Pakische) Buchdr...


Definition - One that prints, especially one whose occupation is printing.

In publishing, printers can be companies providing printing services and individuals who directly operate printing presses.

This project is for those whose occupation is printer. Please link GENi profiles of those whose occupation was/is described as Printer to this project. Bold links are to GENi profiles; other links are to external web pages.

The profession of printer became established after the invention of the moveable type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg around 1450, and proliferated throughout Europe.

Early printers often were often described by individual characteristics in the works they produced, such as type or typography, and since early printed books were made in relatively small quantities they are rare and collectible.

Today's 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
  • Commercial printers, often offering digital and traditional printing services
  • 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.

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