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National Museum of Industrial History

We enjoyed a visit from folks from the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem. They are working on a printing exhibit that will open next year, though we’re anxious to return the visit to their place as soon as … Continue reading

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Frank Romano Visit

Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus of the Museum of Printing in Haverhill (that’s pronounced HAY-verill) Massachusetts was in the area at the invite of Paul from the print shop and I was able to spend two days touring around the County. … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Print-o-rama

Two of us were able to travel to the Smithsonian for a letterpress event sponsored by the American Printing History Association. Several Kelsey’s were set up for kids (including us) to print souvenirs. A small assortment of interesting items from … Continue reading

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Craft Day at the Museum

Stop by Saturday, June 24th from 10 AM until 4 PM for the expanded Annual Craft Day at the Museum. This year some more crafters, live music, food, and special activities for kids! The print shop will be open for … Continue reading

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Visiting Ottmar Mergenthaler’s Gravesite

I wasn’t able to be in the print shop last Saturday because of several days at a meeting west of Baltimore. Sitting in the hotel I realized we were only 15 minutes from the grave of the inventor of the … Continue reading

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Monkish Type Identified

My biggest thrill is postively identifying a type, especially when it is an older ornate type that may have some historical significance. We have that and we have several unknown serif styles that are close to one thing or another, … Continue reading

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Charter Day at the Ephrata Cloister

Three of us were guest printers at the Ephrata Cloister during Charter Day, a day when all PA state historic properties are open free. The day was very cold and the print shop there was only slightly better heated than … Continue reading

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A New Old Press

Jeff makes some adjustments to the new reproduction English Common Press at the Ephrata Cloister. The press will once again allow demonstrations on a wooden press at the site. The Ouram press, just out of view in this photo is … Continue reading

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Support a Letterpress Printer Today!

We have a unique opportunity to support a printer and a hiker on Kickstarter. Lindsay Schmittle, owner, designer and printer of Gingerly Press is planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail next year. To support this effort she has started a … Continue reading

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2016 Christmas Cards Available

Starting Saturday, October 8, the 2016 Christmas cards will be on sale at the HSCV Library. Stop by to pick yours up. It’s a limited edition and we think we’ll sell out this year because there has already been a … Continue reading

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