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Printing Press Demonstration

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Few inventions are said to have changed human society more than the printing press. Invented by a German dude named Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, the printing press allowed for mass replication of the written word for the first time, replacing the traditional painstaking processes, generally handled by men (and religious men, no less), of copying texts by hand. Digital printing presses have begun yet again to revolutionize production of printed material, as they make it possible to economically print small volumes of books or other materials. If you are curious about how those old-fashioned movable type presses worked, though, you’re in luck. Bill Farmer gives a free public demonstration of the old-time printing press at the Special Collections Library on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5:30pm. (Alisa Valdes)

Thursday Jan 24, 2019

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

Special guest Bill Farmer gives a tour of the library’s press room. Try your hand at setting type and participate in a demonstration of one of the replica and antique printing presses.


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 and antique printing presses. No registration required. Please see a librarian or call 848-1376 for more details.