Pearl-Pressman-Liberty Co.

Harold B. Pressman, 1913–2010, printing executive.

After graduating from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in 1933 with a degree in printing management, Harold Pressman joined Pearl-Pressman-Liberty Co., the printing firm founded by his father, Charles Pressman, and his partner, Manuel Pearl. In 1952, the younger Pressman became President of the company and helped build it into one of the largest and most successful printing enterprises in the Delaware Valley1The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 29, 2010, p. B09.

Pressman was very active in printing and graphic arts organizations, serving as president of the Graphic Arts Association of the Delaware Valley, a member of the board and chair of the finance committee of Printing Industries of America, and a member of the board of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation. 2Ibid.

In 1971, when Ismar David was searching for a publisher for his Psalms drawings, he had Harold Pressman make hand set two proofs of a double spread in two type variations.

Cuts made for the Pearl-Pressman-Liberty samples of The Psalms.Ismar David papers, box 82, folder 1093, Cary Graphic Arts Collection, RIT. Photographed by Jiageng Lin.
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