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.
|Graphic Students' Workshop|
This part-day workshop shows the student of typography, computer studies or media the principles behind the modern systems of text formation, by looking at and using traditional printing.
Students come away with an appreciation of both old and modern systems of printing, the importance of text layout and spacing and the real meaning of the arcane terms of the trade.
Our Library of Books as Artefacts holds thousands of books selected by their donors for their manner or circumstances of printing rather than their contents.
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.
Our collection of handmade prints, mostly made by artists visiting the museum's Access Studio, is currently on display in our Gallery.
Many of the prints show great imagination in the use of type.
|Glossary of Printing and Typography|