American Printing History Association

aphaThe 40th annual American Printing History Association conference in Rochester, New York, will re-examine the history and practice of operating some of our earliest printing machines — flat-bed handpresses in predominant use from the 15th to 19th centuries.

Workshops, tours, lectures, papers and panels, and excursions in the Upstate York region will inform us of the creative ways these models are still employed by printers, artists, scholars, and educators. This conference will also investigate how these presses contribute to 21st-century teaching, historical studies, and fine printing.

A number of pre-conference tours and workshops on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus and at various sites in Rochester and Upstate New York are available on Thursday, October 22. On-site conference registration will be from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. at the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection.