Old Print, New Print: A Night at The Museum

The Museum of Printing in Haverhill, MA is one of the largest repositories of vintage printing and typesetting devices in the world. It’s home to hundreds of interesting displays, including the Romano Library of 6,000 volumes about print and type. What better place to celebrate the history and evolution of print than the museum.

Marvel as the past and present merge through a noteworthy partnership. Frank Romano will bring life to historic techniques as he shares stories of old books and machines. Duplo will demonstrate their newest products for finishing excellence.

Tour the museum at your own pace, or rotate through casual, interactive stations.

  • Ludlow casting set your name in metal!

  • Printing

  • Typographic Oddities talk given by Frank Romano

  • Equipment demos with Duplo and HPG — learn about the latest in booklet making, slitting/cutting/creasing, folding, uv coating, die cutting, binding, and more!

Food and drink will be provided.


AIGA Member: $ 15
AIGA Student Member (ID Required): $ 10
Non-Member: $ 25
Student Non-Member (ID Required): $ 15
Transportation ticket:  Free 

**When purchasing your event ticket, also select a free “Bus Ticket” if you could benefit from complimentary transportation to Haverhill.**



Frank Romano has spent 60 years in the printing and publishing industries. Many know him best as the editor of the International Paper “Pocket Pal” or from the hundreds of articles he has written for publications around the world. He is the author of 60 books. Frank joined RIT in 1990 and advanced to director of the School of Print Media. He was awarded Emeritus status in 2010. Currently, he is president of the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, MA where his 6,000-book library now resides. Frank is passionate about preserving the rich history of typesetting and printing. He has appeared in a “History Detectives” episode and recently provided props for the movie “The Post”​.



The Museum of Printing is located via routes 93 and 495 at 15 Thornton Ave, Haverhill, MA. If you’re coming from the West, Thornton Ave. is the first road on your left after crossing 495, just opposite the entrance to Rte 495 South.

It will look like you are entering a residential area. The museum is on your left about 100 yards up the hill, right after a yellow house.

Public transportation

There are two train lines to Haverhill, The MBTA Haverhill line and the Amtrak Downeaster. The train station is located on the western end of the downtown area, 2.2 miles from the museum.

The MBTA Haverhill line runs between Boston’s North Station and Haverhill.

The Downeaster travels through Haverhill between Boston’s North Station and Brunswick, ME several times a day.



Free parking is available in the museum’s lot.



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Lauren Yanko

When & Where
Wed, Jun 13, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
The Museum of Printing
15 Thornton Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01832