Melbourne Museum of Printing
|Roots of Printing Workshop|
Among those involved with DTP systems (and even Word Processing), many become quite enthusiastic about typefaces and design. They come away with a better understanding of what's going on inside their computer.
Roots of Printing gives a close-up on various hand and machine typesetting processes used over the years, typefounding, page layout and lockup, and the printing press. Practical work includes hand and machine typesetting and printing a souvenir page.
|Certificate in Typographic Perspective|
This is a two-week full-time exposure to traditional printing technology. A total of 70 contact hours including verbal presentations, demonstrations, and plenty of practical typesetting and printing. The work is assessed for grant of the Certificate.
The maximum class size is THREE, ensuring many hours of close attention.
|Books as Artefacts|
You can see books typeset and printed by various processes, designed with varying styles (e.g. running heads, chapter commencements, margins, typeface), printed or published by various firms, and in varying states of preservation (or otherwise).
Access to the Library is by arrangement.
Come and see some books and bookpages printed here.
|Glossary of Printing and Typography|