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The Museum of Printing History Houston

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The Museum of Printing History
1324 West Clay Street
Houston
TX
77019
Tel: 713 522 4652

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The Museum of Printing History displays a dynamic collection of historical documents, fine art prints, and antique printing equipment. Our Museum is more, though, than its permanent collection. It is alive with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations. In our galleries and working studios, we demonstrate the traditional processes of stone lithography, letterpress printing, papermaking, and bookbinding.
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    I recently visited the museum when it hosted the Twelfth Annual Houston Book Fair this past Saturday. I was very impressed by the space and its contents, it was nice to see how written communication has evolved over time from clay tablets to computers today! The real highlight of the museum are the working galleries with vintage equipment demonstrating the crafts of stone lithography, letterpress printing, papermaking, and bookbinding! Watching a linotype cast out entire lines of metal type to eventually form a column was a real treat in the...Read More

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by Eva Kelly

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I recently visited the museum when it hosted the Twelfth Annual Houston Book Fair this past Saturday. I was very impressed by the space and its contents, it was nice to see how written communication has evolved over time from clay tablets to computers today! The real highlight of the museum are the working galleries with vintage equipment demonstrating the crafts of stone lithography, letterpress printing, papermaking, and bookbinding! Watching a linotype cast out entire lines of metal type to eventually form a column was a real treat in the age of the interwebz. Now I know where the term "to write a column" comes from! :)

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