Preservation and heritage activities as well as research regarding letterpress printing are conducted.
In the 15 century, letterpress printing technology became established and it was long regarded as the mainstream form of character printing. Unfortunately, the technology is now starting to become lost. The Printing House is taking part in related conservation work, the passing down of the technology, and research. In addition, hands-on experiences of printing letters and Printing House tours are organized for the diffusion of letter printing.The Printing House exhibits machinery and introduces the Museum's archive of European typeface specimens in timelines and so on.
Introduction to printing machinery and equipment
Introduction to other equipment
Printing House Gallery
In the Printing House it is possible to experience printing by actually touching and holding type, take a close look at the various tools used in printing and gain a real feeling of the 500 years of printing.
Using type on a dedicated letterpress printing experience work stand (a composing stand), visitors conduct the composing work.
Tightly lined up type. The type seen here in rows is part of the Museum's collection.
Using the small worktop letterpress printing machine, the visitors' letterpress printing experience is conducted.