[PIASC] 9th Annual LA Printers Fair


Hosted by and held at the Los Angeles International Printing Museum, in association with PIASC and ChoosePrint

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Description: The Los Angeles Printers Fair is an annual celebration of all things printing. The 9th Annual fair will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm. The Fair supports the non-profit International Printing Museum and its educational mission. At the fair you'll experience the following:

  • Shopping Don’t miss your chance to buy original handmade and printed gifts suitable for 6 year olds! We have over 70 Vendors and Artists exhibiting and selling their wares. Click HERE to to view the full Vendor Listing!
  • Letterpress Swap Meet Don’t miss your chance to buy antique letterpress equipment and everything you need for your own print shop. Type-lovers, graphic designers, artists, printers, and members of the public are welcome to peruse hundreds of cases of type and thousands of pounds of equipment and presses in the largest printing swap meet in the Southwest.
  • General Gallery Tours and Type Casting Experience 500 years of printing history as our knowledgeable docents guide you through our collection. Demonstrations of the Museum’s collection of antique presses will be ongoing throughout the day. Witness liquid metal transformed into a piece of type in front of your very eyes, see the smooth gears of the 1880’s Grasshopper Newspaper Press churning, or find out what a turn of the century Nerve Medicine has to do with printing.
  • Hands-On-Printing Be enthralled and fascinated by experiencing printing both traditional and modern. Try your hand at letterpress on a variety of presses including an antique 1850’s parlor press! Pull your own print on the beloved Vandercook Press or use a sign press to print a personalized bookmark.
  • The 50's Print Shop Travel back in time to experience a 50’s era working printing shop. See Windmills, Ludlows, Linotypes, platen presses, proofing presses, a Miehle Vertical, and our vast collection of wood and metal type. Have your name cast in metal on our working linotype, which Thomas Edison called “the eighth wonder of the World!”.
  • Paper Making Shop Master Paper Maker Colin Brown will be demonstrating his techniques and helping visitors make their very own piece of handmade paper.
  • Show and Tell Wall Once again we are going to have a giant Show & Tell Wall at the LA Printers Fair! Post your prints, posters, design samples, business cards, typography and more on our fence for everyone to see and comment on.

Questions: Email Sara Halpert, Museum Manager

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When & Where
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA
Carson, CA 90745