1 February 2016

print room

A weekend visit to Holland to celebrate the Dutch edition of The Exiles Return. First of all, Antwerp: a fascinating place, especially for a publisher – the Plantin-Moretus Museum is quite unlike anything else, as it says on the website ‘it is just as if after 440 years the working day is about to begin for the type founders, compositors, printers and proofreaders in the world-famous printing works. The oldest printing presses in the world are there, intact and ready to roll.’  In the printing room movable type letters were held in the desks on the left, the printing was done on the presses on the right.