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This is a reminder for the Midwest & Great Northern Printers Fair, held at Printers Hall on the Old Thresher grounds in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, September 15-17, 2011.
If you are not familiar with this event … In Mt. Pleasant, Iowa (southeast corner of the state), Printers Hall at the Old Threshers Museum grounds will have a range of presses available for learning (Vandercook, Heidelbergs, platen presses, iron hand presses, proof press, ruling machine, steam-operated newspaper press, plus Linotypes, Ludlow, and Intertype, and paper cutters, with experienced operators on all of them.
Usually on Thursday and Friday, the equipment and operators are available and happy to talk to visitors about the presses, etc. So if there is something specific you would like to learn more about, feel free to contact one of the fellows listed on the poster, and they can help to arrange that, making sure there’s someone there who can talk to you while you are there.
There is also stuff for sale on Saturday morning, and in years past, it has included wood type, metal type, all sorts of tools for all sorts of presses, mats (I think), catalogs and books, cuts, presses, and some printwork from fellow letterpress printers.
More information about the Old Threshers grounds and museums is here: http://www.oldthreshers.org/
I have attached a photo of the detailed information on the poster for the event. Contact and hotel information is on the poster.