Print the drawcard as museum celebrates bard’s folio

Nov 14, 2023 at 02:29 pm by admin

Events and visitors have kept Sydney’s Penrith Museum of Printing busy... not to mention the arrival of a new historic exhibit.

With the addition of new rollers and a lot of love from member Greg Williams and Ive Group electrician Ismail, the 1939 Heidelberg Zylinder from the Don Dorrigo Gazette is “printing like a dream”, needing just a touch of paint to restore it to its former glory.

The museum has also marked the 400th anniversary of the first printed edition of Shakespeare’s Folio as part of Sydney Rare Book Week. Some 40 literature and printing enthusiasts listened to a talk by Andy McCourt on the history of Shakespeare’s earliest editions, and were shown traditional printing methods. Visitors had their names typeset and printed on the museum’s replica 1864 Albion.

Members have also been out and about – with press – to the Steam Fair in Portland, NSW. A Pearl press from the museum was on hand to print personalised ‘wanted’ posters.

Pictured: President Bob Lockley addresses the gathering

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