The Museum of Printing

The Museum of Printing(Haverhill)

The Museum of Printing
4.5
星期六
上午10:00 - 下午4:00

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mule54
犹他州洛根505 条分享
2021年9月 • 夫妻情侣
We were so lucky to get a tour by the master himself,Frank Romano, surely the most knowledgeable person in the USA on printing and typography. This is an unassuming building, but its contents are stellar. Wonderful gift shop. Don’t miss the pop up card of Gutenberg, a masterpiece in itself.
撰写日期:2021年9月25日
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Maurene_K
新罕布什尔州Dover9,359 条分享
2020年1月
Visiting the Museum of Printing had been on my list of attractions to visit for awhile. Finally, my schedule had a whole Saturday afternoon free. My visit happened to coincide with the Typographical Ephemera Party on January 11th. It was a well-attended event. It was just one of many special events and workshops that the museum hosts.

I was surprised that a local museum had such an extensive collection of all things relating to printing.

The importance of this museum is that its archives hold the original drawings for every Linotype typeface produced in the 20th Century. Assembling such a collection is a very remarkable accomplishment.

At the time of my visit, admission charges were:
$10.00 - Adults
$8.00 - Children 6–16, Students & Seniors

Heading for the exhibits, I came upon the museum’s piece de resistance – a beautifully restored Columbian Press manufactured by V & J Figgins of London. Its frame was ornately decorated with brassy serpentine trim and topped with a large eagle. The machine was a work of art in itself. A volunteer showed a small group of us how it works and talked about its history and restoration.

The Typographical Ephemera exhibit was nearby. There was a display of brochure covers printed by Linotype, Lanston Monotype, Fotosetter, and Ludlow machines. They were like advertising pamphlets. Their purpose was to show what the company’s various typefaces looked like in print. The brochure would be shown to a prospective client.

On the walls were prints by various artists. I especially liked the collection done by Mark T. Fowler by the Mark Fowler Press which really wasn’t a machine; it was a method. The only tool used was a burnisher. There was an info sheet that told how he lined up each colored block very carefully before pressing the image onto the paper. His process required great precision. That was reflected in two of his works on display – “Day Lilies” and “Red-Shouldered Hawk.”

Another area housed dozens of printing machines. It had everything from numerous types of printing presses to copying machines to manual typewriters from companies such as Underwood and Hammond and office duplicators such as mimeograph machines. There were also some computers used in the printing business.

One early printer I really liked was a Washington Press made by R. Hoe & Co of New York. It was a hand-operated, iron press. There was a drawing of Ben Franklin hanging on the wall behind it.

I also found the Compugraphic, VariTyper Headliner 820, and Chromagraph CP 341 Drum Color Scanner (1965) machines quite interesting.

It was surprising how compact the three Platen Presses were, considering that they were 19th Century equipment.

The Iron Hand Presses were good examples of 19th Century printing equipment.

The Original Heidelberg Press, popular for most of the 20th Century, appeared to be in excellent condition.

All the volunteers I spoke with were knowledgeable and friendly.

I enjoyed my visit to the Museum of Printing. I learned a lot about the different methods and machines used in the printing business. Prior to visiting this museum, I was familiar with only offset printing which I learned about from my days as a copywriter for an advertising agency that created newspaper ads and flyers for several retail stores.

I rate the Museum of Printing at 4.5 and highly recommend a visit to anyone interested in technology.

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撰写日期:2020年1月15日
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scmkgmoore
新罕布什尔州康科德7 条分享
2019年12月
We had a great visit to this small museum. It was the Saturday after Christmas and we had the tour guide all to ourselves. Barry really knew his subject and was obviously really a lover of all things print. Interesting displays and lots of machines to look at. Nice museum shop, too, as well as an intriguing library with thousands of books on printing. So glad we decided to make the stop.
撰写日期:2019年12月29日
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Josh B
马萨诸塞Arlington16 条分享
2019年1月 • 夫妻情侣
I really loved my visit here. Having had a grandfather who was a Linotype operator and being an author myself, I'm very interested in printing technology. This museum was filled with big, old, and intricate machines that traced the history of printing in America from hand presses through Lintoype and phototypesetting. With the help of an operator, you can set your name in lead type. If you're interested in how printing and typesetting got to be the way it is today, it's worth a visit. Really nice and helpful staff, too.
撰写日期:2019年1月27日
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DJ-USA
缅因州Limerick215 条分享
2018年12月 • 夫妻情侣
From Guttenberg to today, the museum takes you through the ages and stages of printing. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly, and full of real world experiences and stories.
撰写日期:2018年12月23日
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