In 1791 R. Moses Shapira, son of the zaddik R. Phineas b. Abraham of Korets, founded the printing press Slavuta became known for. Later R. Moses' two sons, Samuel Abba and Phineas, took over the administration of the press. Three editions of the Babylonian Talmud, an edition of the Bible (with commentaries), the Zohar, and many other religious works, especially hasidic literature, were all produced handsomely and with great care by the press. In 1835 the press was closed down when the owners were arrested for the alleged murder of a worker who had supposedly denounced them for printing books without permission from the censor.
הסכמות: ר' אברהם יהושע העשיל מאפטא, מעזבוז, ט תמוז תקפ"ד; ר' חיים [ב"ר פרץ] הכהן, פינסק; ר' אפרים [וואהל], סדילקאב, טו תמוז תקפ"ד.