6th Annual Printing Arts Fair
June 21, 2009
The Printing Arts Fair at the Museum of Printing in North Andover on June 21 is a fun family event with fascinating printing arts demonstrations, talented book arts and crafts vendors and hands on activities for kids. It's a wonderful opportunity to witness how the world communicated before the computer, from the hand-pulled iron press of the 1800s to the marvelous mechanics of the linotype typesetting machine and the satisfying kick of pulling your own print off the Vandercook Proof Press. Celebrate Father's Day with plenty of children's activities including printing your own Father's Day card and punching your name out on an old fashioned stenciling machine. Learn about the book arts and printing, with papermaking and bookbinding artisans demonstrating their craft. Also on hand are stone lithography, intaglio and letterpress printing demonstrations. And for the first time see giant prints being made when the Museum presents Steamroller Printing in honor of the 100th anniversary of the beloved Vandercook Proof Press. Plus on display in the big tent and upstairs in the Museum are artwork, stationery, prints, books, decorative papers, crafts, posters, type and letterpress printing equipment from such vendors as Albertine Press, B Designs, Brookfield Paperworks, Carta Inc., Sea Dog Press, May Day Studio, Swamp Press, Sun Hill Press, and Zoetropa.