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  • Giant Book Sale · Saturday, April 1st

    books for sale

    It may be April Fools Day but it is your chance to find books about printing and graphic arts at bargain prices on Saturday, April 1 from 10 am to 3 pm.

    When we were putting books on our shelves after our recent move we found duplicates and triplicates of rare and almost-rare titles. Also included are many never before offered titles from several personal collections.

    First come, first served. Sorry, there is no list of available books.

  • Spring 2017 Workshops

    April 22: Beginning Letterpress · 10 am to 3 pm

    Learn to hand-set type from California job cases and print on Vandercook or platen presses.

    Members $75 | Non-Members $95 · Register here >

    May 20: Two-Color Letterpress · 10 am to 3 pm

    Set two forms (one for each color) and print on our presses.

    Members $75 | Non-Members $95 · Register here >

  • Gift Certificates Now Available

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    Gift certificates are now available for the Museum of Printing for use in the Museum Store, toward workshops or membership and as admission to paid events.

    Purchases may be made at the Museum with cash, credit card or check, or via mail. To purchase by mail send a check to our business office at

    Museum of Printing
    POB 5580
    Beverly, MA 01915

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  • Letterpress Examples Wanted!

    Wanted! Letterpress ExamplesThe Museum of Printing in Haverhill, MA is expanding our library of works by amateur letterpress printers — publications, printed pieces, examples, samples and photographs of older printing establishments and private presses. Our new location provides us with secure, environmentally friendly storage.

    We know we need publications and information by APA, APHA, ATF, AAPA, NAPA, Treasure Gems, It’s a Small World, Guy Botterill, Type and Press, The Printer Newspaper. We have examples of some of these but are trying to complete our collections. What have we missed? We do not know, so please bring us up-to-date with information on, by or about other letterpress and type organizations. We’re also interested in examples of embossing, debossing, thermography, die-cutting, etc.

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  • A place in Haverhill to hold the presses

    Ted Leigh demonstrates the Columbian Press at the Museum of Printing

    Boston Globe correspondent James Sullivan paid us a visit. This is what he found.

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  • The Inland Printer

    The most current, up-to-date printing technology — 132 years ago.

    The Inland Printer was the longest published printing magazine in the United States. First published in October 1884 and still published on a limited basis “It may have been the first magazine to use a different cover illustration on every issue,” according to MagazineArt.org.

    See the industry in all its letterpress glory in the complete second edition from November 1884 here (view or download pdf, 14.9 MB).

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  • New font technology on the horizon

    Imagine a single font file gaining an infinite flexibility of weight, width, and other attributes without also gaining file size — and imagine what this means for design.

    Read more on the Adobe Typekit Blog >


Mass. Cultural CouncilThe Museum of Printing is supported in part by grants from Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill & Merrimack Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State Agency.

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