Technology & history

Print trivia: First it was Wilbur and Orville, printers and publishers

Nov 24, 2020 at 09:23 pm by Staff

Pioneering flight wasn't the first formal collaboration for brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright, who had a business as printers and wannabe publishers. The Smithsonian National.... Read More

Birthday girl: Celebrating the entrepreneurial life of first lino operator

Oct 11, 2020 at 06:47 pm by Staff

With Australia's 'women in print' leaders in mind, a nod to Olive Ketels, whose 95th birthday it would have been today, October 11. Those inclined to question 'Olive who?' mi.... Read More

NZ 'letterpress in the city' hopes at risk as COVID-19 strikes

Apr 18, 2020 at 03:06 am by Staff

Drawing on inspiration from Minnesota, London and San Francisco, the Wellington Centre for Book Arts brings letterpress history to the city in the first centre of its kind in.... Read More

Shaky promo film tells the letterpress newspaper story well

Mar 09, 2020 at 07:20 pm by Staff

Images and film of the days of linos and letterpress are becoming increasingly rare. Not new, but this 1973 video - which surfaced on Dave Hughes' Metaltype website is one of.... Read More

'Save Mono matrices' appeal as letterpress auction looms

Nov 14, 2019 at 07:26 pm by Staff

Museums and letterpress printers in Australia have been urged to help stop rare items from Melbourne Museum of Printing going overseas or worse still, being scrapped. An aucti.... Read More