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In modern times, the word "printer" commonly refers to a computer printer.

The term "printer" is also used to describe a company that provides commercial printing services, involving typesetting, printing and book-binding.

Formerly, it referred to persons who operated printing presses, or ran printing companies. Many of these people would today be referred to as publishers.

Someone who makes artistic prints, usually by hand in limited runs, is known as a printmaker.

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