This site contains a cornucopia of images and information, and this page gives a summary of what's inside.


  • Recent news (click the button)

  • Histories / Brief histories of Sun Engraving and Sun Printers and the companies related to them.
  • Timeline / A chronology with contemporary photos.
  • People / A huge listing of individuals known to have worked for any of the principal or related enterprises. Many biographies and photos.
  • Sun families / Two remarkable stories.
  • Reminiscences / The memories of former staff members, their families, and others.
  • Facts and opinions / Closer looks at a range of informative and interesting topics. Many photos.
  • Picture gallery / An extensive collection of images (nearing 300) from across the decades.
  • Ciné film / Made c.1935 and entitled “Watford Works.”
  • You can help / Did you or someone you know work at the Sun or the other firms listed on the home page? If so, we need to hear from you. This questionnaire might be of help.
  • About us / Who we are, how this site came about, and how to contact us.
  • Glossary of terms
  • Site map / Lists all pages and subpages and when they were posted or last updated.


Please help us reconstitute the Sun’s history.
Anything you have could be of interest and use to us photographs, company and union papers, records of all kinds, promotional booklets, house magazines, work samples...

This site is a work in progress and will continue to grow as new material comes in.

We hope you enjoy your visit and will check in again for updates.


The Way of the Sun a handsome book telling the story of Sun Engraving and Sun Printers was published in October 2010.

Copies are still available. For details please click on Latest News (above) or e-mail us at: thesunshines@bellnet.ca.