Thursday, November 16, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Book presentation: Transient print

Centre for Printing History & Culture Online event Thursday, November 16, 2023 5:00 PM 6:30 PM Booking is FREE and is now open and tickets are available HERE This event marks the publication of Transient Print: essays on the history of printed ephemera which looks at the various ways in which its study can contribute

Saturday 11 November 2023 // AEPM webmaster

The Annual St Bride Foundation Conference

Innovation. Inspiration. Imagination. Invention. Saturday 11 November 2023 St Bride Foundation and Online via Zoom In-person tickets: £80, £70, £60 Online tickets: £50, £45, £35 Book Tickets HERE Join us for the renowned St Bride Foundation Conference – a conversazione celebrating innovation, inspiration, imagination and invention. Designing the graphics for the smash flick Barbie, furthering

Posted October 16, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Printing Historical Society prize for new scholarship

Still time to apply The ‘Printing Historical Society Prize for New Scholarship’ is being offered again this year, with an extended deadline of 1 January 2024. The Prize will be given to the best new article on any printing-historical subject, suitable for the Society’s Journal. The winning author will receive the ‘Printing Historical Society Prize

26 October 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Celebrating Shakespeare at the Penrith Museum of Printing

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio in 1623, the Penrith Museum of Printing is hosting an exclusive interactive tour on 26 October 2023 in honour of the book’s printing. Experience the Living History of Printing, this will be a Living and Interactive tour. Step back in time and discover

1 October 2023 // AEPM webmaster

£1 million funding for the study of Baskerville’s punches

AHRC Award Small performances: investigating the typographic punches of John Baskerville though practice-based research Small Performances is an interdisciplinary project that will make a substantial contribution to the history of printing technology, whilst ensuring it is a living process that will continue into the future. At its heart is the exceptional collection of typographic punches

18 September 2023 to 1 March 2024 // AEPM webmaster

8th international poster contest of the Museum of Typography (Chania, Greece)

Call for participation The Museum of Typography Yiannis and Eleni Garedakis has announced the 8th International Poster Contest, titled Racism – Xenophobia. In the land of Zeus Xenios, on the island of the protector of strangers already since the ancient times, this year’s international poster contest is scheduled to take place, bearing the title “Racism

Posted September 27, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Machines and equipment used in industrial printing ink manufacturing

Ian Dooley, a PhD student researching the history of industrial printing ink manufacturing, is interested in locating any known artefacts of powered grinding machines (sometimes called mills, or roller mills, cylinder mills, etc.). More generally, he is interested in any ink-making equipment used between 1800-1920: mullers and slabs for grinding ink, boilers and pots for

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