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Caxton Showing the First Specimen of His Printing to King Edward IV at the Almonry, Westminster

William Caxton (?1422-1492) showing the first specimen of his printing to King Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth at the Almonry, Westminster. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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Writing • Reading • Literacy
Paper • Ink • Writing system
History of writing • Scribe
Scriptorium • Scrivener
Printing • Printing press
Letterpress • William Caxton
History • Global spread
Movable type • Typesetting
Offset printing
Publishing • Printer (publishing)
Writer • Contract
Copyright • Royalties
Literary editor
Book packaging • Small press
Vanity press • Self-publishing
Desktop publishing

Books

Book • History of books
Book design
Manuscript • Codex
Pamphlet • Chapbook
Book size • Octavo
Quarto • Folio
Hardcover • Paperback
Edition • ISBN
Monograph • Anthology
Bookselling • Bestseller
Bestsellers • Poetry bestsellers

Periodicals

Newspapers • Magazines
History of newspapers and magazines • ISSN
Literary magazine
Academic journal
List of literary magazines
Book reviews • Literary criticism
List of literary critics

Electronic publishing

e-books
Digital media

Publishers

List of American book publishers
Australian book publishers
List of British book publishers
List of Canadian book publishers
List of university presses

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In publishing, printers are both companies providing printing services and individuals who directly operate printing presses.

With the invention of the moveable type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg around 1450, printing — and printers — proliferated throughout Europe.

Today, printers are found throughout the world. They include:

  • Newspaper printers are often owned by newspaper publishers
  • Magazine printers are 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

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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