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Printing Press Demonstration

Power of the Press

See the type of press that revolutionized printing forever Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Special Collections Library. At this one-time-only Printing Press Demonstration, Bill Farmer, a bit of a print press historian, demonstrates the functionality of an antique printing press and explains each step in the process. Participants are also invited to see if they have a knack for setting type. In addition, the treasures of the Special Collections Library are available for viewing—like a miniatures collection and a selection of examples of early printed work. The demonstration is totally free of charge and runs between 5:30 and 6:30pm. (Maggie Grimason)

Thursday Dec 28, 2017

423 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-848-1376
Website: Click to Visit






The Public Library ABQ-Bernco

Phone: (505)848-1376
Website: Click to Visit

Bill Farmer demonstrates an antique printing press processes.


Please join us and special guest, Bill Farmer, for a tour of the Library’s press room.  Try your hand at setting type and participate in a demonstration of one of our replica printing presses. In addition, explore the Center for the Book and learn about the treasures within. View our miniature collection and our many examples of early printing...from papyrus to parchment! No registration required. Please see a librarian or call 848-1376 for more details.