The Penrith Printing Museum is at the far west of Sydney. Inside are old letterpress machines, once used for printing newspapers and posters and books. They've been rescued from oblivion by a group of dedicated gents – former printers who once worked with these kinds of machines – who are happy to show you around.
Linotype machines take you back to another age
And drying powders are a mystery too
Who remembers when you had to count prints, one by one?
Font drawers are bastions of design
There's a chance to test out typography with a treatise
Metal was once transformed into negatives for newspapers
Decorative details stud boxes with vintage designs
Wooden letters tumble out of the past into visitors' hands
But it's the printers and volunteers who really make the place a treat to visit.
To find out more or visit, visit their website here.
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