First Annual LA Printers Fair

Hosted by the International Printing Museum, a large crowd of print lovers faced the 100 degree heat for this weekend’s LA Printers Fair. Vendors were there selling everything from braille type, to fine art prints, to handmade paper, to hand printed bibs. Throughout the day museum personnel were giving demonstrations on the Linotype machine, the Heidelberg Windmill, as well as bookbinding and the basics of printmaking. The big hit of the day was the Letterpress Swap Meet where people were snapping up cans of ink, job cases, presses and the like! Rumor has it, someone came all the way from Canada to snag a deal on a press!

Although this was the first fair for the museum, it is only a new component to their already interesting programming. The museum itself is an amazing educational resource and curiosity cabinet for the print enthusiast. Their collection is considered one of the largest in the world and contains every type of press imaginable, even a huge assortment of vintage children’s presses. YouTube Preview Image

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One Response to “First Annual LA Printers Fair”

  1. Glad you could attend despite the heat and hope you’ll be back again next summer!