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Officina Typographica - the Printer´s Workshop

The Printer’s (Boktryckeriet) or, in Latin, Officina Typographica, is housed in a building from 1725 in Stockholm. At the printer’s one can see how books were printed as late as the first part of the 19th century.

Opening hours

Fri 22/6 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 30/6 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 1/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 14/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 15/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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In the large end-room there is equipment for hand-setting type as well as two hand-presses, one made of oak and one of cast iron. These presses could only print a single sheet at a time and the sheets had to be hung up to dry. The printing ink was made of boiled linseed oil mixed with soot. 

The smaller room was the office with a desk for the foreman. The rest of the rooms were used by the printer as his dwelling and they consisted of a kitchen, drawing room and living room. The family ate and slept and conducted their daily activities in the living room which contains a curtained bed, desk, dining table, dresser and a spinning wheel.


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