Printing demonstrations for groups

Ever wanted to know what life was like in the Officina Plantiniana? Once you’ve had a visit and printing demonstration daily life in the printing press won’t hold anymore secrets for you.

During a printing demonstration, you will find out all about printing with lead type, how the letters are made and how to use them to make up sentences. You will see how the typeset text is put on the press and printed off.

For printing demonstrations on the Toppan press, groups and families pay €33 (up to 15 people).

Would you like to try typesetting and printing yourself? Then there is the workshop on ‘Casting and setting type and printing’.

Practical details

All printing demos must be requested from the Museum at least one month in advance.

Until the end of August no printing demonstrations will be organized due to measures taken to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

Reserve online

  • Length: 20 à 30 minutes
  • Charge:  €33
  • up to 15 people
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