Last traditional family letterpress printing shop in Hong Kong

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Once more than 200 printing stores in Hong Kong’s Central as well as Sheung Wan areas alone, there were. They thrived as international trading business as well as food store started to expand in the post-war period of the 70s as well as 1960s, prompting a demand for the printing of invoices, billings, namecards, envelopes and even more.

Yam Wai-sang is the second-generation owner of Kwong Wah Printing Company in Sheung Wan. The 63-year-old witnessed the development of the industry in addition to its decline in the mid-1990s when faster, more-efficient digital printing slowly changed the letterpress as well as balance out printing. Yam now runs workshops to present standard typography as an art type.

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