Our roots run deep in Smithers.
It was in 1972 that Dinty Moore first started turning the wheels on his Heidelberg Letterpress. The rhythm of that press started something special in Smithers…a tradition of fine printing done by people who live here. We first came to be known for our quality and high standards of service and we're still known for these today.
Dinty is still an important part of our operation (you'll find him in our bindery). In 1999, Dinty's son Dean bought the business. Since then our technology has changed and the possibilities have changed with it, but the old-fashioned values of hard work and a handshake still mean a lot to us here.
You're invited to stop by the shop and meet us. We'll be happy to show you around.
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Take a look
We've put together a very short (just under 2 minutes) video to give you a quick overview of what our equipment looks like in action. You can watch it below.
Dinty started his printing days on a classic: a Babcock flatbed cylinder press driven by belts and ceiling-mounted electric motors. This was right here in Smithers, when the Interior News ran its broadsheet weekly in support of the growing town. Here's a short video of an almost identical press, except this one is steam-driven. The press is entirely mechanical (no hydraulics, secondary motors, pumps, etc.). Its hypnotic rhythm draws you in to the days of moveable letterpress type and the beauty of clever engineering.