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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ever see Steamroller Printing? Shopping for letterpress gear? Try the annual June Printing Arts Fair near Boston

Steamroller Printing returns to the 10th Annual Printing Arts Fair at The Museum of Printing in North Andover (near Boston), Massachusetts.  This year's event will be held on 16 June (Father’s Day) 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In the featured attraction, a steamroller will print huge 3-foot x 9-foot prints using 27 individual linoleum blocks made by local artists. 
Demonstrations of litho, intaglio, and letterpress printing will also be offered, and rare letterpress accessories and memorabilia (including wood and metal type, gadges, presses, furniture, quoins, gauges, cabinets, galleys, and chases) will be available for sale and at auction at the event. 
The museum’s promotional Weblink reads:
Dad will love the clang of the working printing presses, Mom will marvel at art prints being made and the kids can get ink on their fingers when they set their name in wood type then print it. Everybody will be amazed as hot molten lead is turned into lines of type and kids (of all ages) can print their own Father’s Day card.
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