Technology & history

'Save Mono matrices' appeal as letterpress auction looms

Nov 14, 2019 at 07:26 pm by Staff

Museums and letterpress printers in Australia have been urged to help stop rare items from Melbourne Museum of Printing going overseas or worse still, being scrapped. An aucti.... Read More

Melbourne auction fragments two centuries of print history

Nov 11, 2019 at 10:46 pm by Staff

Printing and telecoms equipment which charts much of the history of the industry comes under the hammer in Melbourne at the end of this month. Albion and Wharfedale presses, L.... Read More

Historic NZ Cossars at risk as project hopes fade

Oct 29, 2019 at 02:51 am by Staff

New Zealand's two historic Cossar presses are in limbo after hopes of housing them in a new museum were abandoned. The Printing Museum in Wellington had hoped to include at le.... Read More

Gutenberg press first step in a 'model printing museum'

Oct 29, 2019 at 01:39 am by Staff

What did Gutenberg's first wooden printing press look like? An impression of the print pioneer's 1436 original is helping raise funds for a Sydney museum. A project to support.... Read More

How to impress a typographer

Feb 24, 2019 at 08:05 pm by Staff

The resolution is terrible but the typography is engaging. This 11-year-old video has been making the rounds again among letterpress aficionados - most of whom are also fans.... Read More