This is a research blog relates to a PhD project that examines material culture and working life at the NSW Government Printing Office, between 1959 and 1989. “The Guv” - as it was colloquially known - was one of the last large-scale printing institutions (in the western world) to phase out letterpress and hot-metal typesetting. The blog is not a full record of this history of the Guv, its primary function is as a research tool: an image collector and visual organiser. The use of tags allows groups of images to be arranged, categorised and re-sorted. The images come from the State Library of New South Wales, the Powerhouse Museum, Fairfax Archives and the City of Sydney Archives. Other images include photographs and scans of ephemera and photographs that have been provided by former employees of the Guv. This is part of a PhD project currently being undertaken with the UTS School of Design, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building.