The Inland Printer

The most current, up-to-date printing technology — 132 years ago.

The Inland Printer was the longest published printing magazine in the United States. First published in October 1884 and still published on a limited basis “It may have been the first magazine to use a different cover illustration on every issue,” according to MagazineArt.org.

See the industry in all its letterpress glory in the complete second edition from November 1884 here (view or download pdf, 14.9 MB).

Individual 100 year old copies are advertised on eBay between $4 and $150 per issue. You can read them all at the Museum for the price of membership.

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