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Museum of Printing

The home of a large collection of historical printing equipment, this non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving the history of the graphic arts, printing equipment and printing craftsmanship. North Andover, Massachusetts.

St Bride Printing Library

One of the specialist public reference libraries of the Corporation of London. Features world famous collections covering printing and related topics such as papermaking.

Book Information Website

Devoted to the history and art of printed communication.

Virtual Museum of Printing

Gives a virtual tour of many historical aspects of printing, binding and prepress.

Daniel Traister's Home Page

An extensive listing of resources for the history of books and printing.

Frank Granger's Printing History

This site has information about Frank Granger, a teacher of printing technology and links to papers written by him.

The Infancy of Printing

A study of Renaissance print shops and the contributions of Yohann Gutenberg.

Printing History

One mans journey through an apprenticeship as a compositor starting in 1968. Covers monotype and linotype. Also talks about compositing before computerization.

Printing: Renaissance & Reformation

An online exhibit that examines the development of printing and its influence on European culture.

Tramp Printer History

Excerpts from the book Tramp Printers. A tramp printer was a craftsman who traveled about the world in search of work.

The History of Printing

A concise history of the book and printing beginning in the 7th century A.D.. Contains many examples of printed works and links.

Digital Watermark & Ornament Catalogue

A collection of watermarks and printers' ornaments used by William Stansby. Also includes a biography of William Stansby.

Melbourne Museum of Printing

A working and teaching museum located in Australia. Specializes in the preservation of letterpress printing.

Stop the Presses

A century old tradition ends at the New York Times. A history of the New York Times' 43rd st. press. Takes a look behind "the brass door" to view the changes in newspaper printing over the history of the plant.

Diamond Sutra

An exhibit by the British Library. "The world's earliest dated printed book". Contains pictures and links.

Aspects of the Victorian Book

Provides insight into the production and publishing of books in Britain during the nineteenth century.

Mackenzie Heritage Printery Museum

Working printing museum located in Queenston, Ontario, Canada. Based around William Lyon Mackenzie and the local newspaper industry. Contains links to history of the museum, events, exhibits, and photos.

The Piccolo Printing Museum,Inverness, Scotland

Offers pictures of the resident presses as well as listing the hours of operation and directions. Part of Piccolo Press.

National Print Museum, Ireland

Offers a quick tour, hours of operation, and a links page. Gives local and general history of printing, typesetting, and book binding.

First 100 Years of Printing in British N. America

A paper which concentrates on pre 1801 printing. It describes several printing families, licensing, innovations and technologies of that time period.

Gutenberg Homepage

The Gutenberg museum. Contains history, a time line, and background which includes the locations of the remaining 42 line bibles.

Gutenberg Society

Promotes research into the history of printing and of the book. Contains membership information, an application form , and a summary of the organization.

William Clowes Ltd Printing Museum

Contains printing and binding equipment. Gives a history of the aforementioned printer and his printing concern. Hours of operation,and directions to the museum.

Printing Museum, Tokyo

Offers a cultural and technical look at the history of printing. Offers temporary and general exhibitions and a floor map.

International Dunhuang Project Bookbinding Pages

An introduction to the projects' collection. Contains a history of several styles of book binding in China.


Oral history project creating a recording and visual archive. Sample photographs of Scottish companies and interview transcripts.

Printing Historical Society

Established to promote and encourage the study and knowledge of the world of print.

New Wave Canada

This exhibition examines in detail the workings of one of Canada's most innovative and productive small presses, The Coach House Press, in the course of its first ten years of operation from 1965 to 1975. Also deals with the small press movement in

Metal Type

User-submitted stories and photographs from the era of hot metal. Also offers Downloads and a discussion forum.

Modern Fine Printing

A site dedicated to British and American fine printing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes writings by printers and designers. Also includes some scholarly works.

Letterpress Printing in the 1960's

A compilation of information from the Melbourne School of Printing & Graphic Arts trade course in Letterpress Machining(1960-1965)plus historical pics and data collected from around the world.

Sun Printers History

The story of Sun Printers and Sun Engraving in Watford, England, from 1898 to 2004. Includes a list of people engaged with the company throughout its history and a photo gallery.

Rare Book School

Institute promotes study of history of books and printing. Includes course schedules. Currently located at the University of Virginia.

Literary Resources -- Bibliography and History of the Book

An index of web resources focusing on those of interest to scholars.

Book Information Website

Devoted to all aspects of books.

In Aedibus Aldi

The legacy of Aldus Manutius and his press. A digital exhibition.

Concise History of the British Newspaper

Detailing more than 200 key dates in the history of newspaper publishing and the newspaper industry in the UK, including images of some papers.

The Information Age and the Printing Press

Looking backward to see ahead. A paper by James A. Dewar

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