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Pumping Iron

Published on May 31, 2019

Frank visits Howard Iron Works In Oakville, Canada (close to Toronto), and talks with Nick and Liana Howard. They have created an amazing printing museum. In many cases, they re-furbish historic letterpresses and make them operational. No one in the world is doing what they are doing to preserve the history of print.

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By Frank Romano on May 31, 2019

Thanks to the gang at WhatTheyThink for taking all my clips and making them into a cohesive whole.


By Eric Vessels on May 31, 2019

Wow! Really an amazing place. Thanks to Nick and Liana for taking the time to show Frank around and big thanks to Frank for shooting this! Good stuff.


By HARVEY LEVENSON on Jun 03, 2019

The Howard Iron Works video is one of the more captivating WTT pieces I've seen; journalistically supreme! I encourage everyone with a passion and appreciation for printing to view it. Kudos to Frank Romano!


By Thierry Herman on Jun 04, 2019

Thanks for the video! Last year, I visited the Démocrate de l’Aisne, the last french (and probably european) newspaper printed on a letterpress, an almost one century old machine. It's a small local newspaper published once a week in a little town near the Belgian border. It's not a museum but a real workshop and it was the first time I saw people composing complete pages with lead (and some photopolymere plates because two of their three linotypes were out of order). You may have a look at the the movie I shot there (sorry, it's in french):
Or look at the photos here:


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