Sandalwood Letterpress Museum
Extra, extra read all about it! Feel like you have stepped back in time to a bygone era. Printing enthusiast Keith Schekkerman, who once worked in the printing industry, will give you a tour through the history of letterpress printing. The room is full of tiny letters, which make up the ‘forme’ for letterpress printing. Keith will explain how type used to be cast in lead and show you the various types of presses in action. Stand back - it is noisy and you don't want to get anything caught in the press. Some of the presses in the Museum had previous lives in the WA State Government printing office. There are photographs of the Government printers including the printing press and staff, when it was located on Murray Street in Perth.