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I think we should use this tag for printing plants (German: Druckerei). The difference to a copyshop is:

  • A copyshop serves end customers. One can print single documents or copy some sheets of paper. This is typically done with laser printers or office copiers.
  • A printing plant serves mainly business customers who want to print a lot of copies, and in high quality. They use more professional techniques like serigraphy.

--Tanjeff (talk) 20:32, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Agree with the distinction -- but processes like offset litho or foil blocking would also come under printing rather than copyshop. In many cases a printing company might also be designing rather than just reproducing. But we should also consider if craft=printing would be more appropriate as these businesses would always be producing goods to order -- unlike a shop, which generally sells from stock.

--harg 10:32, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Also, the tag has been used for shops selling parts or services related to printers rather than printed documents. This might actually make sense, since there is no other tag covering that (except maybe shop=electronics, which doesn't really match. --Rauferd (talk) 13:04, 13 November 2014 (UTC)