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A Peek Into the Printing Library in Salem New Hampshire

Published on June 25, 2014

Frank joins us from the library he's putting together in Salem, New Hampshire. He explores the different examples of historical steel engraved plates including several examples of Intaglio.




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By Craig Kevghas on Jun 25, 2014

What’s the greatest invention of all time? I have to believe that without the printing press, the sharing of ideas, the documentation of social and scientific building blocks, and ultimately the acceleration of technology would have been severely crippled and have left us firmly entrenched in the middle ages. I had the privilege to visit the Frank Romano Library this past Monday and was blown away by the incredible collection Frank has amassed. The video does not even begin to truly reflect the immeasurable educational and historical value this learning center offers printing professionals, history buffs, and of course students of the communication arts. And while it’s slanted towards the print enthusiast, this archival monument to Gutenberg’s passion clearly displays how the act of putting ink on paper has impacted the world, in just about every facet. When it opens to the public, it’s a must go.


By Donald Goldman on Jun 25, 2014

Congratulations Frank on putting together (once again - there is the Andover museum) what appears to be a comprehensive look at the evolution of the printing industry. It is also a reminder of the printing craft and skills people had to have to be photo engravers, dot etchers, sterotype casters, whirled plates and even typographers. While today we have printing in a computer box, for those of us who acquired printing skills that are now abandoned your library looks like a wonderful walk up printing lane. Did you save any type lice?


By Paul White on Jun 26, 2014

Frank, where in Salem is this library located?


By Frank Romano on Jun 26, 2014

The old TypeWorld office on Stiles Road. Will open in Fall.


By Pete Basiliere on Jun 27, 2014

Where are the 3D printing samples??? ~smile~

Well done, Frank, well done.


By Michael Jahn on Jun 27, 2014

in -tah-leo not in-tag-leo


By Denise Miano on Jun 30, 2014

Where on Stiles? We are the other side of 97 at Manor. Very close to NEPS - would love to visit when you are ready!!


By Frank Romano on Jun 30, 2014

1 Stiles
Fall opening


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