Last weekend we visited a private printing museum - Historische Drukkerij Turnhout. The collection provides visitors an insight in printing during the 19th & 20th century.
During our guided tour an enthusiast volunteer demonstrated the type casting process, a few machines in action including Alauzet & Tiquet and the largest press in the collection - Marinoni Presse Universelle.
At the very end of the print room alongside the book binding equipment and the guillotine cutter we stumbled upon a little exhibition room, packed with rare type specimens, (even more rare) books, exceptional letterheads etc. This collection on display is changing a few times in a year showcasing the hidden gems from Herwig Kempenaers' type specimen collection.
Historische Drukkerij Turnhout is not just a museum with presses on display, they frequently print newspapers, poetry books for the city of Turnhout.