Museums, Programs, Historic Sites
Bowne & Company Stationers at South Street Seaport Museum
Bowne Printers and Bowne & Co. Stationers continue the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing. Using seven historic presses from South Street Seaport Museum’s working collection, their resident printers create individual designs using custom plates or historic fonts. Visitors are invited to watch and discuss the history and contemporary relevance of letterpress, buy hand-printed items, and order custom prints. Printing workshops at Bowne Printers use the traditional methods and historic presses that once documented marine trade, for contemporary artisanal projects. Bowne Printers hosts workshops teaching the art of letterpress printing, bookbinding and many other artisan crafts. All workshops are adaptable to individual and school groups as well as private events. All proceeds from sales, donations, and special events benefit South Street Seaport Museum programs.
Bowne Printers, part of Bowne & Co. Stationers, hosts artisan workshops year-round for visitors, groups, schools, and camps, teaching participants the art of bookbinding, letterpress stationery composition and printing, the history of printing, Lino-cut printing, poster and broadside printing, as well as drop-in monthly printing classes. See website for specific program details and prices.