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List of Famous Printers

Updated June 8, 2017 23.2k views86 items

List of famous printers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top printers in the world? This includes the most prominent printers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable printers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic printers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned printers.

Items include everything from Benjamin Franklin to Orville Wright.

From reputable, prominent, and well known printers to the lesser known printers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the printer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous printers ever?" and "What are the names of famous printers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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  • Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American...  more

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  • Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (25 April 1817 – 26 April 1879) was a French printer,...  more
  • Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912) was the older of the two Wright brothers (the...  more
  • Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (; c. 1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German...  more

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  • Johanna Drucker (born May 30, 1952) is an American author, book artist, visual theorist, and...  more
  • Léo Ferré (24 August 1916 – 14 July 1993) was a French-born Monégasque poet and composer, and...  more
  • Samuel Richardson (baptised 19 August 1689 – 4 July 1761) was an English writer and printer....  more
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  • William Jasper Blackburn (July 24, 1820 – November 10, 1899) was an American printer,...  more
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  • William Blades

    William Blades (5 December 1824 – 27 April 1890), English printer and bibliographer, was born...  more
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  • Theodore Low De Vinne

    Theodore Low De Vinne (December 25, 1828 – February 16, 1914) was an American printer and...  more
  • Washington Montgomery Bartlett (February 29, 1824 – September 12, 1887) was the 20th mayor of...  more
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  • Francis W. Palmer

    Francis Wayland Palmer (October 11, 1827 – December 3, 1907) was a nineteenth-century...  more
  • George Phineas Gordon

    George Phineas Gordon (April 21, 1810 – January 27, 1878) was an American inventor, printer...  more
  • Edward Everett Cox

    Edward Everett Cox (December 29, 1867 – April 1, 1931) was an American newspaper publisher who...  more
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  • Hans Glaser

    Hans Wolff Glaser was a printer, block-cutter, woodcut tinter and publisher from Nuremberg,...  more
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