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Unite the Union PDF Print E-mail

Unite - The UnionUnite is the union for the 21st century. Unite was formed by a merger between two of Britain's' leading unions, the T&G and Amicus. It was created to meet the great challenges facing working people in the 21st century and is a democratic and campaigning union which fights back for employees in the workplace, is taking trade unionism out to the millions of unorganised workers, is a union that stands up for equality for all and advances its members interests politically. Unite is also active on a global scale building ever stronger links with trade unions around the world to confront the challenges of the globalised economy. 


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Trades Union Congress PDF Print E-mail

TUCThe TUC, formed in 1868, is the centre for trade unions in Britain. It draws together most of the unions representing workers in industry and public services, full and part time, general, skilled or professional. It acts as an advocate of trade unionism and the voice of Labour to government and employers.


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The Gutenberg Museum PDF Print E-mail

Opposite the cathedral in the heart of the old part of Mainz in Germany lies the Gutenberg Museum. It is one of the oldest museums of printing in the world and attracts experts and tourists from all corners of the globe. In 1900, 500 years after Gutenberg’s birth, a group of citizens founded the museum in Mainz. They wanted to honour the inventor, today’s “man of the millennium”, and present his technical and artistic achievements to the public at large. They also aimed to exhibit the writing and printing of as many different cultures as possible.


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International Printing Museum PDF Print E-mail

The International Printing Museum in Southern California is a dynamic museum devoted to bringing the history of books, printing and the book arts to life for diverse audiences. The staff and volunteers make it their mission to take one of the world's most significant collections of antique printing machinery and interpret it for today's audiences through working demonstrations and theatre presentations.


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Jarrold's Museum PDF Print E-mail

From the invention of typesetting with moveable types by Gutenberg in the middle of the fifteenth century, until the advent of the computer some five hundred years later, printing had been a highly skilled but labour intensive process. The John Jarrold Printing Museum is a window on the many hours and variety of skills that were involved in printing before they were made obsolete by advancing technology.


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University of Reading Typography and Communication Faculty PDF Print E-mail

For over thirty years, the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication has been the only one of its kind in Britain. Offering a unique approach to design through a combination of practice, theory and history, our teaching is augmented by funding through CETL and our excellent special collections and archives.


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Typgraphical PDF Print E-mail

I love Typography (ILT) was born on August 8, 2007; I, on the other hand was born … quite some time earlier. ILT was born from a desire to bring the subject of Typography to the masses. All too often, articles on typography are rather bland and, although informative, do little to elicit feelings of wow.


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British Letterpress PDF Print E-mail

BritishLetterpress.co.uk has served nearly seventy thousand pages to around ten thousand unique visitors since March 2007. Most (62%) are from the UK and around one-third have arrived from a search engine looking for information about hobby letterpress printing.


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British Printing Society PDF Print E-mail

The Society was founded in 1944 by a Bristol printer, William R. Brace, originally as the Amateur Printers' Association. In 1948 it was renamed the International Small Printers' Association, a name it held until 1965. The present name was adopted at the twenty-first anniversary Convention in April 1965. By this time it had become a successful, but still growing, society.


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British Print Industries Federation PDF Print E-mail

The BPIF is the principal business support organisation for the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry and is one of this country's leading trade associations. We are a not-for-profit-distribution organisation.


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Chartered Society of Designers PDF Print E-mail

 The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) is 'the' professional body for designers. With over 3,000 members in 34 countries, it is the world's largest chartered body of professional designers and is unique in representing designers in all disciplines.

 


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Wynkyn De Worde Society PDF Print E-mail

The society was founded in 1957, taking its name from William Caxton's journeyman, Wynkyn de Worde. This was particularly appropriate as, after Caxton's death, de Worde had been the first printer to set up his shop in Fleet Street, which was for centuries perhaps the world's most famous centre of printing.


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Leicester College of Print PDF Print E-mail

We are a Centre of Vocational Excellence in print skills. Training can be undertaken within the workplace or at our National Printing Skills Centre, a leading professional training area for the print and graphic communication industry. Our clients include Marks & Spencer, the Ministry of Defence, HSBC and many more, and over £2.5 million of investment from industry partners including Canon, Xerox and Heidelberg.


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Printing Historical Society PDF Print E-mail

Founded in London in 1964, The Printing Historical Society now has individual and institutional members worldwide. Still fully committed to its original aims, the Society fosters interest in the history of printing and encourages both the study and the preservation of printing machinery, records, and equipment of historical value.


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St Brides of Fleet Street PDF Print E-mail

For 2000 years the site of St Bride's Fleet Street has been a place of worship; for 500 years, the spiritual home of printing & the media. Now this beautiful Wren church also serves the worlds of commerce and finance. Through the new electronic media our parish extends across the world but we hope this site will bring you through our doors to visit us.


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London College of Communications PDF Print E-mail

Formerly London College of Printing, LCC is the largest constituent College of the University of the Arts London and our students automatically become members of Europe's largest university dedicated to art, communication, design and related technologies. 


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St Brides Library PDF Print E-mail

Our collections cover printing and related subjects: paper and binding, graphic design and typography, typefaces and calligraphy, illustration and printmaking, publishing and book-selling and the social and economic aspects of the printing, book, newspaper and magazine trades.

The Library is open to the public free of charge, without formality. Photocopies can be supplied, and photography is permitted by appointment. 


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