Posted August 12, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Monotype photolettering machine looking for a good home

Monotype Studio-lettering machine Model first introduced in 1969. Complete with eight fonts: Baskerville Baskerville bold Bembo Bodoni Garamond Garamond bold Times Roman Univers Location: Cotteridge (Birmingham, United Kingdom) Contact: Tony Ryder at Transport at the expense of the acquirer.

Posted August 10, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

From the Penrith Museum of Printing (Australia)

Request for help to document and preserve a Heidelberg Zylinder Automat press As you may already know, the Penrith Museum of Printing (near Sydney) has been given a new lease of life in the form of a 3-year (at least) extension to its lease. I has also acquired a 1939 (checked by serial number) Heidelberg

3 - 5 November 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Registration for the 2023 Hamilton Wayzgoose is now open!

Join us November 3-5, 2023 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin You’re invited to Wayzgoose, where printer’s devils meet type nerds. Hamilton is celebrating fifteen years of community-building at Wayzgoose. Are you a type-loving dreamer and doer? Welcome! Come on in to where emerging voices mingle with the old-school. Register to join us November 3, 4, and

Posted August 1, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Machines on offer

Heidelberg ‘windmill’ platen press and Gestetner 26 portable stencil duplicator Due to lack of space in our warehouse, we have to part with some of the equipment in store at Pressemuseet Fjeld-Ljom. These machines are offered to anyone who may find use for them. Interested parties will need to cover the transportation costs from Røros,

Posted July 8, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

EU fundings for letterpress training

Funding accorded to the Press Museum Fjeld-Ljom in Norway The Council of Europe and the European Commission have granted the Pressemuseet Fjeld-Ljoms Venner (Friends association of the Press Museum Fjeld-Ljom) a grant of 9,900 euros for training in the use and maintenance of typesetting machines. The project has a European perspective, and invitations to gatherings

07 July 2023 // aimsc

The secrets of the continuous papermaking machine

Macchina continua in piano per produrre carta

The first continuous papermaking machine was designed by Louis Nicolas Robert in 1798: it was capable of supplying sheets from 12 to 15 metres long and simplified the process. It was then perfected by the Fourdrinier brothers, who filed two patents. A rare and precious specimen of this machine – the glorious ancestor of today’s

Posted June 27, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Looking for technical information about old machines?

Drukwerk in de Marge: a invaluable source of documentation The Stichting Drukwerk in de Marge, founded in 1975 in the Netherlands has been aware—since its earliest days—of the fact that the conservation of information, documentation and photographs/videos of presses and other printing equipment is as important as keeping the presses themselves running. Several of our

29 June, 2023 // aimsc

Futurism and anarchist writing. Italics, bold type, capital letters, coloured inks. A typographic revolution!

The Futurist typographic revolution began in 1912 when Filippo Tommaso Marinetti composed the first ‘words in freedom’. Writing becomes graphic, he orchestrates colours, noises and sounds. He combines the materials of languages and dialects. Arithmetic and geometric formulas. The old, deformed, new words. Futurist writing forces one to enter into the narrator’s goals, to look

Thursday, June 22, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Book presentation: Letterpress printing: past, present, future

Centre for printing history and culture Booking is FREE and is now open and tickets are available HERE Join the event by Zoom HERE Thursday, June 22, 2023 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (UK time) Google Calendar ICS This event marks the publication of Letterpress Printing: past present future which explores the forms of contemporary letterpress

Posted June 15, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Large Heidelberg cylinder press looking for a new home

[Berlin] Michelle Noack, the operations manager of the Johann König Gallery in Berlin is looking for a new home for a Heidelberger-Druckmaschine. The machine was last shown and operated at during the Belgian artist Kris Martin’s solo exhibition Deus ex Machina at the König Gallery in 2006. The Machine was built in 1963 and has

mardi 4 juillet 2023 // AEPM webmaster

The story of ‘The inkstained child’

Tuesday 4 July 2023 at the Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, Belgium. The year is 1892. Senne is 11 years old and a factory child. Like many other children, he works in one of Turnhout’s printing works. The work is hard and arduous, and the days are long. The ink from the machines sticks

27 May 2023 // Museo de la Imprenta y de las artes graficas de Valencia

XXI Chapter Celebration. Senate of Valencia’s Printing Museum

On May 27th, the Senate of the Printing Museum held its XXI Chapter, in which new Senators were appointed, the Board of Directors was also renewed. Aranzazu Guerola was appointed president of the Association.

Posted June 13, 2023 // Museo de la Imprenta y de las artes graficas de Valencia

2nd Printing Day. Senate of Valencia’s Printing Museum

On October 29, we celebrated the 2nd Printing Day in collaboration with the El Puig de Santa María City Council. We present a facsimile of Tirant lo Blanch, a milestone in incunabula printing in the Valencian language, the showcase dedicated to the first great Valencian lithographer, Antoni Pascual i Abad from Alcoy, copies of the

8 giugno 2023 // aimsc

The art of stone printing

The fascinating world of lithography We cannot overlook the invention of lithography in 1796 by the German Alois Senefelder, a technique which revolutionised the world of printing. The undisputed protagonist of this technique, which exploits the chemical properties of the materials involved, is the polished limestone on which the work to be reproduced is drawn

01.06.23 // AEPM webmaster

Exhibition catalogue for the special exhibition “Veronika Weingärtner: shape of colour. 21st Mainz City Printer”

An exhibition catalogue featuring the works of Veronika Weingärtner has been produced as part of the special exhibition that opened recently at the Gutenberg Museum. In addition to the exhibited works, the catalogue contains a foreword by Dr. Ulf Sölter, a conversation with the artist and information on the Mainzer Stadtdrucker / Mainzer Stadtdruckerin award.

Closing date: A June 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Call for applications for the Joh. Enschedé Fellowship

The Joh. Enschedé Fellowship programme encourages research into the unique and extensive collection of the former Museum Enschedé, the company museum of Royal Joh. Enschedé, formerly Joh. Enschedé and Sons. The activities of this company spanned over three centuries of printing, publishing, typefounding and security printing such as banknotes and stamps. The collection reflects the

Posted May 22, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Leipzig Museum für Druckkunst receives unique cultural treasure from Dresden

The Leipzig Museum für Druckkunst is taking over the unique collection of historical printed matter, type matrices and machines of the Offizin Haag-Drugulin printing workshop which closed down at the beginning of the year, following the death of its owner, Professor Eckehart SchumacherGebler, who was regarded as one of the world’s most renowned print historians

9 May - 24 June 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Decorated papers : three centuries of European printed decorated papers

An exhibition of printed decorated papers 9 May – 24 June 2023 at the St Bride Foundation, London The exhibition includes over 200 papers from the early 18th century to the present day from Germany, Italy, France and Britain. A variety of techniques were employed including engraved metal plates, carved fruitwood blocks and lithography. From

Posted March 29, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Talking of printing: a new publication from the AEPM

Talking of printing A selection of talks given between 2005 and 2020 at the annual conference of the Association of European Printing Museums Talking of printing offers a selection of talks reflecting the diversity of speakers at the AEPM’s annual conferences and of the wide range of subjects they have addressed over the years. It

25 - 27 May 2023 // AEPM webmaster

AEPM 2023 annual conference programme

The programme of the AEPM annual conference 2023 is now online The conference is being hosted this year by the Klingspor Museum and Haus der Stadtgeschichte (local history museum) in Offenbach am Main (Germany) on the theme Quo vadis? Printing discovering its future. The conference will take place in Offenbach am Main  from 25 –