Technology & history

Regional museum’s tale of Australia’s historic inky business

Feb 06, 2024 at 06:10 pm by admin

A lesser-known but comprehensive printing museum – complete with Linotype – tells the story of printing ink in Australia. Ink is still impressed onto paper in Arm.... Read More

Not quite: The year that letterpress newspapers (almost) died

Jan 16, 2024 at 10:36 am by admin

That day in 1959 Don McLean immortalised as the one ‘the music died’ lives on, but 2023’s place in history as ‘the year letterpress newspapers died&rsq.... Read More

Funding puts Zylinder on a roll to Penrith

Aug 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm by admin

The space is ready and the money raised: Penrith Museum of Printing’s latest acquisition is on the way after it’s A$5000 crowdfunding target was met ahead of deadl.... Read More

Historic press heads for new home… and you can help

Aug 05, 2023 at 12:46 pm by admin

The historic Heidelberg cylinder press which has been printing the Don Dorrigo Gazette is headed for a new home at the Penrith Museum of Printing. The last newspaper in Austr.... Read More

Celebrating three decades of portable document tech

Jul 12, 2023 at 01:36 am by admin

Is it really 30 years since the introduction of Acrobat? The portable document format (PDF) which was to be Adobe’s gift to the world, while at the same time remaining.... Read More