Moscow: TsK SRPP SSSR, 1925. 30x23 cm. In contemporary binding, original constructivist covers of #9-28, 29/30 preserved. Very good, pale pre-war stamps and marks of People’s Commissariat of Labor on p.1 #1-8, front covers of #9-28, 29/30. Colored pencil marks and minor tears of edges occasionally.
Printruns varied 14 000 - 14 500 copies. Very rare.
A year set of an organ the Central Committee of All-Russian Union of Workers of Printing Business published in 1922-1930. It overviewed congresses of printers of various cities, professional education, news of this business from all over the country and foreign states. Occasionally, the magazine reproduced some “subordinate” periodicals released by branches: ‘Leningradskii pechatnik’, ‘Pechatnik Ukrainy’, ‘Sev-Kavkazskii Pechatnik’, ‘Pechatnik Sibiri’, ‘Tverskoi Pechatnik’, ‘Omskii Pechatnik’, ‘Pechatnik Primor’ia’. Issues also contain technical articles for workers, texts about healthcare institutions for printers, an increasing number of female printers, news about printing exhibitions, a printers’ resort in Moscow suburbs, as well as regular financial reports of the Union. Issues are illustrated with photographs and photomontages, drawings and caricatures. According to different styles of decorations, several artists contributed to the design. Among them was a propaganda and advertising poster designer Shaen Mirzaiants (1898-?) who produced advertisements of Poligraf trust on back covers of this journal.
According to Worldcat, no paper copies are located in the USA.
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