The Grenada Government Printery was established in 1885, one hundred and thirty-two years ago (as of May 2017), by the then colonial government. Prior to acquiring its own printing facility, government’s printing needs were met by a private printing firm, General Printing Office of Charles Wells and Son, a British company officially designated Printers to the Legislature.
Through this private entity the government published the Grenada Gazette from 7th January, 1883 to fulfill the critical need for public information, including promulgation of legislation. Grenada Gazette was subsequently renamed Government Gazette when the Government’s own printery was established in early 1885 and produced its first gazette, Volume three, Issue No. 18 datelined Wednesday May 6, 1885.
In the period 1998 to 2004 the Printery purchased key pieces of equipment that vastly improved its service capacity and propelled it into the world of full color production. A new state-of-the-art digital full-colour press was acquired in 2008, giving the Printery the wherewithal to meet the high quality colour printing demands of the Public Sector.