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What is it about printing? Why do some people, who for all normal purposes seem rational, become weak at the knees at the thought of applying inked letters or images on to paper? Whatever the psychology, there is a significant number of people who find printing incredibly attractive: such people may join the Printing Industry but many carry it out on a small scale in their own homes and become members of the British Printing Society.

There are also people who started as hobby printers, but liked it so much that they established small printing shops. The British Printing Society is the spiritual home for such people. Part of the attraction is the pleasure of meeting like-minded people to discuss techniques, suppliers of materials etc.

Many members continue to use the traditional way of printing which is based upon using movable lead type (Letterpress). However today commercial printers mainly use computer based images which are then printed using digital or analogue technologies; these techniques have been adopted by many members, often alongside Letterpress. Digital technology is particularly suitable for short-run publications like Newsletters and Society Magazines.

Dorset Branch Wayzgoose Open Day

Saturday 15th April 2023 - 10.00am to 5.00pm

Stratton Village Hall, Straton, Dorchester DT2 9WG.
Open to the public so make a note of the date

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Make a visit to see the Library Book Lists, a Diary of Society and print related events, Members' Links, Links to Suppliers and other Society information relevant to Members and copies of Small Printer and the Publishing Group Annuals.

Publishing Group Annual 2021

Copies of the Publishing Group Annual (formerly Small Printing) 2021 - Favourite Phrases are now available for purchase along with 2020 -Lockdown, 2019 - Space, 2018 - Pattern, 2017 - Punctuation, 2016 - Outrageous Fonts, 2013 - Printing in Miniature, 2012 - History and 2011 - Display . £8.00 including UK postage, £10.00 including postage to Europe and £11.50 including postage to rest of the world.

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