Hakob Meghapart (Jacob the Sinner, Armenian: Հակոբ Մեղապարտ) whose birth and death dates remain unknown, was a pioneering Armenian printer and the founding figure of Armenian printing. He established his career in Venice in the early 16th century.
Meghapart’s publishing house produced the following notable publications in 1512-1513:
- Urbatagirk (Armenian: Ուրբաթագիրք)
- Pataragatetr (Armenian: Պատարագատետր)
- Aghtark (Armenian: Աղթարք)
- Parzatumar (Armenian: Պարզատումար)
- Tagharan (Armenian: Տաղարան)
Meghapart’s first printed book was titled “Urbatagirk” consisting of 124 paper pages, 24 of which were in color, with text printed in both red and black ink. The books he printed are distinguished by a unique printer’s mark.