History

1667
Michael Karnall

Michael Karnall – a printer of the Duke. The first book known to be printed in Jelgava gets published.

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1685
Georg Radecky

Georg Radecky. The first Latvian title “Updated Latvian Hand-Book” printed in Jelgava gets published.

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1727
J.H.Kester

J. H. Kester takes over the printing house. There is a decline in operations of the printing house.

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1767
Johann Friedrich Steffenhagen the book printer from Courland since the year 1801.
Johann Friedrich Steffenhagen

Johann Friedrich Steffenhagen (1744-1812) becomes the printer for the Duke of Courland and Zemgale.

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1769
Johann Friedrich Steffenhagen

In 1769, Johann Friedrich Steffenhagen married A. M. Litke - the widow of the book printer from Courland Kristian Litke. Steffenhagen obtained ownership to the printing house.

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1799
Steffenhagen printing houses
J. F. Steffenhagen und Sohn

In 1799 Steffenhagen finished construction of his new printing house and approved his adopted nephew J. M. Peterss as his partner. The company continued with the name of "J. F. Steffenhagen und Sohn".

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1919
Printing house
J. F. Steffenhagen und Sohn

Printing house "J. F. Steffenhagen und Sohn" existed until 1919.

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1944
Printing house
Printing house was rebuilt

During the World War II Jelgava was turned into ashes, and so was the whole industry of printing and bookbinding in the city. At the end of 1944, printing house was rebuilt at 8 Valnu Street.

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1959
In 1959, a new building of the printing house was built.
1959 - 2005

In 1959, a new building of the printing house was built. The main tasks of the printing house were to print regional newspapers and undertake other printing tasks. At the time, the company was considered to be up-to-date.

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1996
Foundation certificate of printing house Jelgavas Tipogrāfija year 1996
Printing house JELGAVAS TIPOGRĀFIJA

Printing house JELGAVAS TIPOGRĀFIJA is founded.

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2005
Book block
Book-preparation technologies

Printing house JELGAVAS TIPOGRĀFIJA makes a decision to invest funds in book-preparation technologies.

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2007
Printing house JELGAVAS TIPOGRĀFIJA fully completes its move to the new production unit at Langervaldes Street.
New production

Printing house JELGAVAS TIPOGRĀFIJA fully completes its move to the new production unit at Langervaldes Street.

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2012
Export Capable Company

Printing house JELGAVAS TIPOGRĀFIJA receives an award by the Development Agency of Latvia under nomination “Export Capable Company”.

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2016
Printing house Jelgavas Tipogrāfija celebrates its 20th anniversary
20th anniversary

Printing house JELGAVAS TIPOGRĀFIJA celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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2017
Jelgava has a 350 year history of printing books
Jelgava has a 350 year history of printing books

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