Printing Presses and Machines

The Museum is proud of its almost unique collection and variety of Printing Presses and Machines. Almost all the devices can still be used for printing.

Outstanding examples of presses are the Columbia Press from 1842, a Paragon Press from 1832 or an Original Heidelberger Tiegel from 1926. The main focus is on letterpress printing, but the museum has also important Lithography and engraving machines.
Press for Intaglio printing

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Detail of a Dingler press
The builders of the many richly decorated handpresses evidenced a sense of both beauty and...

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Platen Presses

Boston platen presses
Platen presses originated about 1830 in the United States of America. Small, compact, easy and...

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Cylinder Presses

Detail of a Original Heidelberger Zylinder
The first cylinder press was invented and developed by Friedrich König and was installed at The London Times in...

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