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    = Understood to be a current stamp printer.

Printer names in italic against "Stamp printing primarily done by..." signifies that the printer has been seen used by that country within a mid-2011 or later philatelic magazine new stamp issue listing. Non-italicised signifies a recent use, but prior to mid-2011.

ICELAND  
 First postage stamp issued: 1873.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Lowe-Martin (Canada), Post Danmark Print (Denmark), Enschede (Netherlands), OSD (Austria) and Cartor (France).
 

No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, surcharges were produced locally, as recorded in the entry below.

Gutenberg Ríkisprentsmiðja Printing Works, Reykjavik.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1939 (Surcharges) for Iceland.




Félagsprenstsmiðjan, [where].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?] for [what country?].




IFNI  
First postage stamp issued: 1941.
Country no longer exists by this name.
See Morocco.

No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



INDIA AND STATES  
 First postage stamp issued: 1852 (For INDIA (SCINDE)).
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INDONESIA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1945.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Perum Peruri (Indonesia).

Aria Multi Graphia PT, Jakarta.
or, more commonly abbreviated to: AMG Security Printing

First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2000 for Indonesia.
Main printing process(es): Litho, typo

No website found as of 2012.



Finance Depart, typoment Press, Jakarta.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for Indonesia.




G. C. T. Van Dorp and Company, Batavia (now Jakarta).
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1948 (Overprints) for Netherlands Indies.




G. Kolff and Company, Batavia (now Jakarta).
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1941 For Netherlands Indies.




Merdeka Printing Works, Jakarta.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 for Indonesia.




Pertjetakan Kebajoran, Jakarta.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1951 for Indonesia.




Perum Percetakan Uang Republik Indonesia, Jakarta.
or, more commonly abbreviated to:
Perum Peruri (Perum Percetakan Uang RI), Jakarta.
English translation of name: The Indonesian Government Security Printing and Minting Corporation.

First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1956.
Main printing process(es): Litho, gravure
www.peruri.co.id/

This printer produces banknotes and coins for Bank Indonesia and other security documents, such as postage stamps, new passports, airline tickets, cheques, cigarette banderols, etc.

This state printing and minting firm adopted its trading name in 1972. In 1999, it became ISO9002 accredited and now considers itself able to be a global player in its specialised field of printing.



Topographical Service, Batavia (now Jakarta).
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1928 (Overprints), 1940 (Stamps) for Netherlands Indies.




IRAN  
(Formerly PERSIA)
  First postage stamp issued: 1868.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Farhangestan Institute (Iran).

Locally printed stamps and surcharges known, but the name(s) of printer(s) go unrecorded.


Bernardi, Meshed.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1902 for Iran.




Farhangestan Institute, [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?] for Iran.




Government Printer, Tehran.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].




J. R. MacLachlan, Tehran.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1875 for Iran.




Mejliss Press, Teheran.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1924 (Overprints) and 1925 Stamps) for Iran.




Pharos Press, Tehran.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1902 for Iran.




IRAQ  
 First postage stamp issued: 1918.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Green Glory Privet (Lebanon), Government Press (Iraq) and Cartor (France).

Asiwar Privet Printing House, Baghdad.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2004 for Iraq.
No website found as of 2012.


Government Press, Baghdad.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1919 (Surcharges) for British Occupation of Mosul.

No website found as of 2012.


Marj Al-Bahrain Privet Printing House, Baghdad.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2007 for Iraq.
No website found as of 2012.


IRELAND  
 First postage stamp issued: 1922.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by:Ashton Potter (USA), BDT (Ireland) ISSP (Ireland), Sprintpak (Australia) and Walsall (GB).

Irish Free State Essays - At the time of the 1922 creation of the Irish Republic, there was a stamp design competition.  Dollard Printing House Limited, Hely Limited, Perkins Bacon & Co.,  O’Loughlin, Murphy & Boland and the Pictorial Printing Machine Company each produced essays  for consideration, as did some other unrecorded organisations. At least a dozen designs exist in many different colours. Many are available to collectors, although not all are commercially available. The Government Printers, who were based in Dublin Castle, eventually produced the first set of definitive stamps for this fledgling State. These stamps were in use from 1922 to 1937.

BDT International Security Printing Ltd, Dublin and High Wycombe [GB].
Abbreviation known by: BDT.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1989 for Ireland.
Main printing process(es): Litho, die-cut.

No website found as of 2012.

This company was founded on 1 May 1981 as the exporting associate company of Irish Security Stamp Printing Limited of Dublin.



De La Rue & Co., Dublin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1952 for Ireland.

Main printing process(es): Litho, recess



De La Rue Smurfit Limited, Dublin and Bray.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1976 for Ireland.

Main printing process(es): Litho, recess



Dollard Printing House Limited, Dublin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1922 (Overprints) for Ireland.




Government Printing Works, Dublin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1922 for Ireland.




Irish Security Stamp Printing Limited, Dublin.
Abbreviation known by: ISSP.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1976 for Ireland.
Founded: 1976.

Main printing process(es): Litho.
No website found as of 2012.



Stamping Branch of the Revenue Commissioners, Dublin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1965 for Ireland.




Alex. Thom & Co. Ltd., Dublin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1922 for Ireland.

This company was an official government printer and, as an example, produced Chancery Rolls for H.M.S.O. in 1908.

Name also recorded as Alex. Thom & Sons, Printers and Publishers.



ISLE OF MAN  
  First postage stamp issued: 1958.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Cartor (France), Lowe Martin (Canada), Walsall (GB) and BDT (Ireland). 

No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



ISRAEL  
 First postage stamp issued: 1948.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Government Printing Press (Israel), Lewin Epstein (Israel), Pitkit (Israel) and Enschede (Netherlands). 

Glilon Industries Limited, Lod.
Founded: circa 1969.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1998 for Israel.


A strike at the Israel Government Printers in 1998 caused a shortage of postage stamps. Glilon was commissioned to produce some interim stamps to a very basic format, using self-adhesive paper.

Stamps were separately affixed to plain backing paper, according to a report in the British Stamp Magazine for April 1999. A somewhat laborious means of production if the report is accurate, which is unlikely based on the company specialising in all aspects of adhesive label production.



Government Printing Press, Hakirya, Tel-Aviv then Jerusalem.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1953 for Israel.

Main printing process(es): Photogravure, Litho.

No website found as of 2012.

The Government Printing Press have been responsible for the photogravure printed stamps of Israel.



Greek Orthodox Convent, Jerusalem.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1920 (Overprints) for Jordan.




Haaretz Printing Press, Sarona.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1948 for Israel.




E. Lewin-Epstein Limited, Bat Yam.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for Israel.

Main printing process(es): Litho.

No website found as of 2012.

Based on their appearance in bibliographies contained on the Internet, they appear to be primarily book publishers/printers.

In 1946, Frank A Read ARPS was appointed to print stamps for the new government of the State of Israel. He openly admits to having had no former knowledge of this method of security printing and that there was no step-and-repeat camera available. This proved to be a steep learning curve for everyone at Lewin-Epstein – especially as they were undertaking their work in wartime conditions, with most staff having been called-up for the army.

Lewin-Epstein have been responsible for the lithographically printed stamps of Israel.



Nachtigal Press Limited, Tel Aviv.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].




Pitkit Printing Enterprises Ltd, Caesarea.
Founded: Around 1970.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2009 for Israel. Self-adhesive letterpress (flexography).

www.pitkit.co.il

Pitkit Printing Enterprises, Ltd. specializes in the manufacturing, marketing and exporting of labels, tags and shrink sleeves for a wide range of industries around the world, including food, cosmetics, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, plastics and more. Pitkit was founded in 1967, and is located in the Caesarea Industrial Park in Israel. Pitkit has approximately 90 employees, and has been traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Market since 1993. Over the years, Pitkit has earned a worldwide reputation for using the finest state-of-the-art technologies to produce the highest quality products available.



S B Printing & Packaging Ltd, [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2004 for Israel.

No website found as of 2012.



ITALY AND STATES  
 First postage stamp issued: 1851.
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IVORY COAST  
 First postage stamp issued: 1892.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Cartor (France). 

No stamps appear to have been produced locally.

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