This site contains:

  • recent news: click the button below.
  • brief histories of Sun Engraving and Sun Printers and the companies related to them.
  • a collective timeline with contemporary photographs.
  • a listing of the people known to have worked for any of the principal or related enterprises. Many biographies and photographs are included.
  • the stories of two Sun families.
  • reminiscences of former staff members, their families, and others.
  • a facts and opinions page presenting a wide range of essays and articles by Sun people.
  • a picture gallery as well as a short ciné film (made c.1935) entitled “Watford Works”.
  • suggestions for how you can help us. If you or anyone you know worked at the Sun or at any of the other firms listed on the home page, we need to hear from you. Use the questionnaire to help get started.
  • information about us – who we are and how to contact us if you have queries, submissions, comments, or corrections. Learn how the web site came about.
  • a glossary of terms.
  • a site map.



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 contact us via e-mail at: thesunshines@bellnet.ca.


Please help us reconstitute the Sun’s history.

Anything you have might be of interest and of use to us photographs, company and union papers and records of all kinds, promotional booklets, house magazines, work samples.

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

We hope you enjoy your visit, and we invite you to check in often for updates.