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  • Jacob ben Gerson Bak "Wahl" (c.1574 - c.1619)
    Son of Gerson. Printer; died in 1618. In 1595 he published at Verona the Midrash Tanḥuma, with an elaborately embellished title-page. After 1605 he was engaged in printing at Prague. His first work pub...
  • George Q. Cannon, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (1827 - 1901)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... George Quayle Cannon (January 11, 1827 – April 12, 1901) was an early member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sain...
  • Alexander McMinn (1842 - 1919)
    OLD MANAWATU, OR THE WILD DAYS OF THE WEST. BY T. LINDSAY BUICK, J.P., PALMERSTON NORTH : BUICK & YOUNG, PRINTERS, CUBA STREET. 1903. On the 20th of November, 1880, Mr. Alexander McMinn published the...
  • John Mcindoe (1858 - 1916)
    Biography: Dictionary of New Zealand Biography John McIndoe was born at Rothesay, on the isle of Bute, Scotland, on 29 November 1858. He was the son of Elizabeth Gillies and her husband, James McIndoe,...
  • John Leslie Mcindoe, Jr. (1898 - 1995)
    John Leslie McIndoe (18 November 1898 – 9 May 1995) was a New Zealand artist and printer, and a war artist in World War II. His parents were John McIndoe who founded the family printing firm, and Mabel...


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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