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Boktryckeriet - The Printer´s Workshop

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

Opening hours

Sat 21/5 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 22/5 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 27/5 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat 28/5 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat 4/6 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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