Preparing the Packaging

Preparing ink engravings for the label press

image of tobacco ink engraving preparation

L&M ran its own printing shop in the Smith Storage BuildingClick for a map of L&M's Durham complex, built in 1906, a few blocks north of the Durham complex. The operation had a label pressClick for a glossary definition and a carton pressClick for a glossary definition. The facility’s last print run occurred on November 29, 2006. Pictured here, left to right, are press operators Ricky Cheek, Kenny Cohn, and Steve Garnett preparing ink engravings for the label press.