15 March 2020 // Aepm Secretary

News from the organisers of the Day of printing 2020

Dear colleagues, dear prospective organiser of events for the Day of Printing 2020, we hope you had a nice relaxed festive season! The highly successful Day of printing which was organised in the Spring of last year will take place again this year in the 15 March. And with the new year, our project website

12-13 October 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Two courses on the identification of image-making techniques

Identification of prints In cooperation with IADA (International Association of Book and Paper Conservators) Lecturer: Hildegard Homburger, Language: English Participants: 8 Dates: Berlin, 12.-13. October 2020 Registration: hombu@freenet.de Content Artistic and industrial printing techniques undergo constant development. Modern technology allows a great variety of relief, intaglio, lithography, screen and digital print. Therefore, the artistic prints

29 June - 2 July 2020 // Aepm Secretary

The value of books: forthcoming Institut d’histoire du livre summer school

The Institut d’histoire du livre is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for this year’s Lyon Book History Workshop to be held 29 June – 2 July 2020. The Lyon Book History Workshop’s main purpose is to improve skills in the interpretation and understanding of specific fields relating to our written and

Posted December 3, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

Columbian press for sale

Columbian presse n° 1616 for sale Location: India Contact: janakrish.hort@gmail.com

Posted November 26, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

The Klingspor Museum Offenbach opens its new permanent exhibition

Visitors to the Klingspor Museum can now discover its history and collections thanks to the new permanent exhibition which it recently opened. A selection of highlights are now on display has been selected with a view to providing a general overview of the Museum’s extraordinarily rich collections. They are organised in three distinct galleries: the

Pre-publication subscription open until 29 May 2020 // Aepm Secretary

La Fondation Louis Jou to republish Andre Suarès

In 2018, under the auspices of the national Commemoration of André Suarès, the Louis Jou Foundation decided to republish his text The Art of the Book, designed, composed, laid out and printed by Louis Jou in 1928 in a print run of 37 copies. It very quickly sold out and became impossible to find. In

30th November 2019 // Aepm Secretary

Really bad news! Melbourne Museum of Printing collection to be sold off before the end of the month

Early in 2018 we posted a message from Michael Isaachsen, founder and curator of the Melbourne Museum of Printing indicating that the MMOP’s collections and activities were under threat. Well, the worst has now come to the worst and the MMOP’s entire collection is going to be auctioned off before the end of November. It

Posted November 11, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

AEPM closes its Flickr gallery of printing museums

The former Flickr museum photo albums are now all available directly on the AEPM’s website As part of the redesign of the AEPM’s website, the Association’s Flickr gallery has been closed down and the photo albums have been incorporated into the Galleries section of the new-look site which now offers over forty photo albums of

Posted November 2, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

John Jarrold Printing Museum finds a new home

New location announced for the John Jarrold Printing Museum St Peter Parmentergate in King Street, Norwich, has been named as the new home for the John Jarrold Printing Museum. Currently vacant, the beautiful church in the care of Norwich Historic Churches Trust will, over the coming months, be turned into a fully working museum with

Posted October 28, 2019 // Trykimuuseum

Crowdfunding campaign to release ‘The Little Prince’ letterpress edition

TYPA (formerly the Estonian Print and Paper Museum) is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to support the printing of a limited letterpress edition of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The text will be cast on a Soviet version of the Linotype machine and pages printed on a Victoria Polygraph cylinder press

Posted October 21, 2019 // Thomas Gravemaker

Korrex Frankfurt Kraft

Call for information on a 1965 Korrex Frankfurt Kraft with blower Last week, I worked on the press in the Royal Library in Brussels and managed to get it all up and running again. I have, however, a few questions. Hopefully another owner of the Frankfurt Kraft will be able to help me further or

Posted October 18, 2019 // Trykimuuseum

AHZ pre-press camera

Help wanted TYPA (formerly Estonian Print and Paper Museum) is looking for a spare part for their AHZ prepress camera. Originally manufactured by the VEB Reprografiks Company in Leipzig, the exact date is unknown, but around the 1970s is a guess. The only part missing is the vacuum bed/ door. We are looking for further

Posted October 16, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum welcomes new director

Implementing  strategic plans, fundraising and budgeting at the forefront The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum has announced the selection of Peter Crabbe, Ed.D to the newly created position of Executive administrative director. He will focus on providing leadership in the management of our dynamic non-profit organization. Dr. Crabbe will oversee refining, developing and implementing

Posted October 4, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

Card players in art – works from the National Lottery Collection

[Turnhout, Belgium] New exhibition at the National Playing Card Museum Museum van de Speelkaart (National Playing Card Museum) 26 October 2019 – 30 April 2020 Everyone knows the National Lottery with its popular products such as Lotto or Win for life. Less well-known is that the Lottery also manages an extensive art heritage collection. In

Posted September 30, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

[Conference] Post-war printing history: technologies, processes, products

A conference organised by the Printing Historical Society, the Centre for Print History & Culture, and the Centre for the Study of the Book Bodleian Library, Oxford 10-11 October 2019 Tickets are now on sale from the event page on Eventbrite, where details of the final programme are also to be found. Conference registration is

Posted August 16, 2019 // typorama

Typeface directory project – crowdfunding for diversity of fonts

typorama schriftenreigen

Typorama houses and uses nearly 3,000 different sets of types for hand typesetting and Linotype, Monotype, Typograph and Ludlow composition. In order to be able to use this ever-growing variety of typefaces, the first volume of the Typorama typeface directory was completed in 2008. Each entry in the directory showed a sample word and a

Posted August 5, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

5th poster contest: Typography – window to the world

The Typography Museum of Chania launches its fifth poster competition Following the great success of the 4th International Poster Contest about Typography, with 570 entries from 51 countries, the Museum of Typography in Chania expands its field of interest and invites artists from around the world to participate in the 5th contest themed Typography –

Posted June 27, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

A crowdfunding project to help save collotype printing

Collotype is a unique technique, but unfortunately almost forgotten. There is a crowdfunding campaign in Germany with the aim of registering collotype with Unesco as a form of intangible cultural heritage in urgent need of preservation, and supporting the few active workshops still in existence. They have three days left to reach their target of

Posted June 17, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

Intertype linecaster for free, Heidelberg Windmill and some letters for sale

The Oberreuter printing plant in Zeulenroda-Triebes (Germany, Saxony, approx. 130 km from Leipzig) is dissolving its more than 100-year-old typesetting plant. Intertype to give away (yes, it’s free of charge!) The Intertype typesetting machine has not run for about 5 years, but according to the owner it is in first class condition. It is complete

Posted June 5, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

Annual general meeting 2019

Association of European Printing Museums Annual general meeting 2019 The annual general meeting was held at the Museum Nationaal van der Speelkaart, Turnhout, Belgium, 25 May, 2019 List of members present Board members: Alan Marshall (chair), Patrick Goossens (Letter-Kunde, Belgium) treasurer and acting secretary, Stefan Soltek (Klingspor Museum, Germany, Pascal Fulacher (Atelier du livre d’art