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Lasting Impressions in Print

museum visit

Lasting Impressions in Print

4 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 25 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
museum visit

Lasting Impressions in Print

museum visit

Lasting Impressions in Print

4 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 25 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Step back in time to explore one of the world's largest collections of antique printing machinery, including floor and table model iron, proof, and clamshell presses, typewriters, and Unitype and typography machines. Some are so rare and unique that Hollywood has used them in period films and TV shows. The event begins with an introduction to the museum and the history of printing. We will have the opportunity to view many of the machines in action, as we hear detailed accounts of each apparatus. Then, we will learn to print with various methods of inking, pressing, and rolling, and listen to the rattle of a real working linotype machine (operated, of course, by a professional).

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Your host

Learn more about Benjamin

Benjamin

Hi. I'm Ben, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I am someone always seeking out strange, intriguing, off-the-beaten-path, and under-the-radar venues and locations in and around Los Angeles. As a big fan of letter-block printing and old printing presses, I find the Printing Museum absolutely fascinating. I am also a freelance photographer; some of my work can be found on my website - www.benjaminharmon.com.

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Selected by Atlas Obscura

This experience is offered directly by a member of the Atlas Obscura community and has been selected by Atlas Obscura.

Founded in 2009, Atlas Obscura is a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world’s most wondrous places and foods. Community members also host their own experiences, providing special access to the world’s hidden wonders, local marvels, and gastronomical wonders.

What's included

Equipment
*All printing supplies are included. *Attendees will take home a handful of self-printed art, which will include a mix of…

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Where you'll be

The event will take place in the museum, which is located in a large warehouse-style space sectioned off by walls.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 25 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

*Ticket includes admission to the museum, guided tour, printing demonstration/workshop, and special custom keepsakes! *Be prepared to stand/walk for 60-90 mins. *Casual attire recommended for the hands-on portion, which involves ink and other potentially messy material. *Family friendly.
Benjamin
Lasting Impressions in Print
4 reviews
From €29/person
4 reviews
From €29/person