My Very Own Print Stone

An extra special package was waiting for me at my office upon my return to work this week.  I knew the package was coming and I quickly ripped the tape and box open.  I think I masked my excitement but I may have looked something like this as I opened it My print antique collection […]

Printing History is Bigger in Texas

Keelin Burrows is the curator of The Printing Museum in Houston. After completing a three-year curatorial fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in the Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design Department, she applied for and was awarded this curatorial position in 2012. The museum was founded by commercial printers in the late […]

Rare 2,000-year-old documents found in London mud

LONDON — They came, they saw, they got down to business. Archaeologists announced Wednesday they have discovered hundreds of writing tablets from Roman London – including the oldest handwritten document ever found in Britain – in a trove that provides insight into the city’s earliest history as a busy commercial town. London dig yields 2,000-year-old […]

The Cub Rotary Printing Press

In my hunt for Print collectibles I have never stumbled across a better example for children of the printing process. This “Toy” gives a child a first hand attempt at setting type through the letterpress printing process.  I found my first Cub Rotary Printing Press at an antique store, but it was VERY incomplete.  Just an impression […]

What is a Print Stone?

An extra special package was waiting for me at my office upon my return to work this tuesday.  I knew the package was coming, it was no surprise, but I was excited as heck to open it and see what was inside.  My print antique collection is now one step closer to complete, because I […]