From Craft to Technology and Back Again | Conference at the National Print Museum

30 and 31 March

The Printing Historical Society, the Centre for Printing History and Culture and the National Print Museum, have organised a conference titled From craft to technology and back again: print’s progress in the twentieth century. During the twentieth century, the printing industry underwent considerable change as it shifted from a craft-based trade to a technology-led profession, largely as a result of three major revolutions. In the composing room, there was a move from hand to machine composition followed by photo-setting and finally digital means of letter assembly; while in the press room, printers experienced a shift from letterpress to off-set lithography and latterly digital methods of production.

To find out more about the two day programme for the conference visit:

Tickets may be obtained through the Conference event page on Eventbrite, which is to be found here:

Tickets are available at discount prices if you are a full-time student, retired, or a member of the Centre for Printing History & Culture, the Baskerville Society or the Printing Historical Society.


Associated workshop on Wednesday 29 March
Letterpress Basics Workshop with Jeff Pulaski
Places currently only open to ‘From craft to technology and back again’ Conference delegates.
Special price – €15.00 for all conference delegates.
Contact to book and arrange online payment.

National Print Museum
Garrison Chapel,
Beggars Bush Barracks,
Haddington Road,
Dublin 4
T: +353 1 660 3770

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