September 26, 2017
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Bangor print shop still using 1800s technology, and thriving

By Gabor Degre, BDN Staff

“It’s craftsmanship,” said Dennis Watson, now 60, a lifelong Bangor resident who has worked for Burr Printing for the past 45 years. “There’s just something different about something made by hand.” Though the vast majority of commercial printing is today done on digital machines and copiers, Watson does things the old-fashioned way — with a movable type letterpress, not too different from the ones that printed newspapers until the early 20th century.

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