Picture of Font in stick:
33pt Caxtonian -c.1880
printing terms to recall:
galley, key, stone, signature, stock, dog,
mid, magenta, dis, quarto, em, rule, stick, chapel, matrix,
stereo, slug, proof press, scoring, ream, spine, cast,
hickey, bone, sett off, back knife, ragged, recto, point,
Royal, ejector, quoin, wf reader spread, quadder,
calliper, line gauge, die, super caster, disser, em,
cutting rule, diecase, thin, mounting block, card, nut, mark
up, stet, leader, full point, punchbar, half tone,
30 April, 2016
to the Penrith Museum of Printing.
The members of the museum would like to advise that the Museum is
open for 2016 with our volunteers ready and willing to get involved for
another year of letterpress madness. So if you are interested in seeing
working letterpress printing equipment from the 1860's to the 1960's in
operation then this is the place for you.
Museum Opening Times:
museum is open to the public each Saturday for general viewing
and demonstrations, between the hours of 10am and 2.00pm
and on other days by
Contact us: 0415 625 573
Please note that the Museum is closed on all
public holiday weekends.
New dates for our popular Typography1 and Poster courses for
2016 are.available on our "What's New" page.
These courses and others we are developing are
designed to give participants
the opportunity to go back in time and learn how printing
was done prior to the advent of computer based technologies. See our "What's New" page for
See our "What's New" page for
more details and photos >
Class numbers are limited
Instruction by Tradesmen,
Work at your own pace,
Use your own copy or set text,
Learn to read "mirror image",
Learn the type-case layout.
We promise you a great time at the type- case.
If being involved in our Typography programme is something that you
think would be of interest to you, then please contact us for more
details. See our "What's New" page for
See our "Group Tours" page
if you would like to book a tour for your group.
The museum provides a much needed venue for this important collection of historic printing machinery and
equipment that has seen service in a number of Australian
print-shops for more than a century.
hope you enjoy visiting our website and that you will take the time to
come and visit
the museum and view some of Australia's
Width User Group
purpose of the
Penrith Museum of Printing
is to collect, operate, conserve
and showcase letterpress printing
machinery and equipment so
as to keep alive the history,
knowledge and skills of
letterpress printing for
present and future
Poster competition winners
Most 'Creative use of letters'
Judged 'Most Interesting'