Technology & history

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

Melbourne auction fragments two centuries of print history

Nov 11, 2019 at 10:46 pm by Staff

Printing and telecoms equipment which charts much of the history of the industry comes under the hammer in Melbourne at the end of this month. Albion and Wharfedale presses, L.... Read More

Historic NZ Cossars at risk as project hopes fade

Oct 29, 2019 at 02:51 am by Staff

New Zealand's two historic Cossar presses are in limbo after hopes of housing them in a new museum were abandoned. The Printing Museum in Wellington had hoped to include at le.... Read More