Hal Wessels Education Fund

  In Memory Hal Wessels Printer  February 1, 1926 – August 14, 2020     Gutenberg’s constellation in the heavens is a little brighter right now with the passing of one of the Printing Museum’s longtime printer/volunteers, Hal Wessels. Though he had other pursuits and passions, printing and teaching the graphic arts was the central […]

The A-Z of Odd Printers Jargon

Like many professions and communities, the world of printers comes with it’s own set of terms, phrases, and names that are specific to the printing trade. Some of them, like Uppercase and Lowercase, seeped into the larger culture (though few people actually know the origin of the terms uppercase and lowercase originates from the use […]

Amazon Smile

  Shop at smile.amazon.com and they donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to The International Printing Museum—no fees, no extra cost.

Metal Type for Wayzgoose

200 fonts of Metal Type, various fonts Metal Type Photographs (not all available fonts photographed) Stymie 36 pt Cond, Caps Only  No Q   Modernistic 16 pt       Modernistic 24 pt       Modernistic 30 pt       Lombardic Capitals 72 pt       Lombardic  60 pt       […]

Letterpress Surplus Sale

The Following will be available for sale in person on August 15th, by appointment, or online through October! SURPLUS SALE For sale will be Vandercooks, Pocos, Tabletop Proof Presses, Platens, Pilot Presses, Kelseys, Windmills, Wood and Metal Printers Furniture, Oak & Metal Type Cabinets, Type Cases, Paper Cutters, Printing Supplies (Quoins & Keys, Spacing Materials, […]

2020 LA Printers Fair Vendor Registration Info

2020 PRINTERS FAIR VENDOR 2020 VENDOR MAP AND REGISTRATION TO COME SOON… This information will help guide prepare for the Los Angeles Printers Fair on November 14 & 15, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm. Your Vendor Fee of $160 applies to both days and includes: One six foot table with two chairs in […]

The Covid19 End of the World Keepsake  We have sold out of the letterpress keepsake but you can download and print a scan of it below      

Women Printers in the American Colonies

Part Two of our series on Women in Printing History The Great Puritan Migration In 1638, as Puritans continued to leave England for the new world, one particular immigrant had an idea different from all the rest. Reverend Jose Glover had a plan to bring a printing press to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He secured passage […]

Female Incunabula Printers

  Part One of our series on Women in Printing History From the beginning of printing with movable type in Europe, women were employed in the industry. In fifteenth and sixteenth-century Italy, there were more than fifteen female religious houses that were sites of book production. Almost two-thirds of these were located in Florence. One such location […]

Monthly Recurring Donations

To become a monthly donor please subscribe with the paypal button below for your chosen amount and you will be charged monthly. To donate an amount that is not an option in the dropdown menu please contact staff@printmuseum.org or call 310-515-7166 A : $50.00 USD – monthlyB : $100.00 USD – monthlyC : $150.00 USD […]