Letterpress Printing Demonstration

  • 30 N. Carroll St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 264-6555

Communication is so important to us every day. When we hear the word "communication" we usually think of texting, social media, computers and the Internet...but imagine using wood to communicate. More specifically, wood type combined with ink, paper, and a press to create printed messages.

Long before computers, television, or radio existed, wood and metal type was used to create posters, signs, newspapers, and book pages. To help you better understand the process of letterpress printing, Jim Moran, Director of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, WI, will introduce you to wood type.

A printing demonstration will follow, and attendees will take home a free commemorative postcard that has been letterpress printed!

Program will take place outdoors on the stages next to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Rain backup will be inside the Wisconsin Historical Museum (30 N. Carroll Street).

Come early, the free commemorative postcard will be available as long as supplies last.

  • Times: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Admission: Free