The Print Shop

Smell the ink and feel the rhythm of the machines

On the second floor of the museum you will find a wide selection of old printing presses, among other things the handpress from c. 1850 and the quick presses Johanniberg and Heidelberg. The floor is furnished as a proper printing works, with hand composing, composing machines, proofing, making-up, imposition and not least bookbinding. Experience the craftsmanship of the printing works, with the tools, machines, traditions and processes.

Karl Johan Hope demontrating the Linotype for a group of students.

The machines will be operated by the Volunteers` Association of The Norwegian Printing Museum, and will be available for demonstration at set times.

The Exhibition is financially supported by Kulturdepartementet, Rogaland fylkeskommune and Stavanger kommune, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, Sparebankstiftelsen SR -bank and Stiftelsen Fritt Ord.