Technology & history

Hot pots lead to museum reopening

Nov 23, 2018 at 01:59 am by Staff

They have been firing up the pots on three hot-metal linecasters at the Penrith Museum of Printing again following a major renovation and extension. And there's the point: The.... Read More

It’s 1913, and a bold voyage of discovery in print is beginning...

Aug 29, 2018 at 12:42 am by Staff

It's the intimate story of a printing industry itself in the midst of dramatic change, in a personal diary unearthed by Sydney print recruitment consultant James Cryer.In the.... Read More

Pressgang tour and lunch a chance to see renovated museum

Jul 23, 2018 at 09:06 pm by Staff

A meeting of Sydney Pressgang at Penrith Museum of Printing in September will be an opportunity for those interested to see the newly-renovated museum 'in action'. A tour of t.... Read More

Wayzgoose weekend brings Wimble's print history alive

Mar 27, 2018 at 03:05 am by Staff

The name of inkmaker and typefounder Frederick Wimble is writ large on Good Friday week when an inaugural lecture and the return of a traditional wayzgoose brings print fans t.... Read More

Movie block collectors face a multimillion bonanza

Feb 18, 2018 at 07:32 pm by Staff

A heartening tale about the value of tangible print history comes with the US$10 million valuation of a collection of old letterpress printing blocks. Friends Marilyn Wagner a.... Read More