200 Years of Letterpress printing Singapore edition Studio Guided Tour

200 Years of Letterpress printing Singapore edition Studio Guided Tour

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Guided Tour Description

200 Years of letterpress printing in Singapore (1823 ~2023), a special guided tour in hand with Dai Yau Printing, one of the few existing old print shops that still preserved their letterpress printing presses and types from the 70s in Singapore, cabinets of forms in Chinese and English, printing blocks and two big printing press.

The tour will be in two locations, TYPESETTINGSG studio, and Dai Yau printing shop. The tour will start at TYPESETTINGSG with a tour of the studio and a talk by Yao Yu owner of TYPESETTINGSG on the printing history in Singapore followed by some hands-on of the printing press with preset templates. This part will take around 1hr.

Participants will take public transport with Yao Yu to the Dai Yau printing (The traveling likely will be 30-40mins by bus), at there Hon Cheong the son of the owner will give a talk on their shop history and will lead the participants to the back of the shop to view the printing heritage that the shop preserved. The owner will do a demonstration on the two printing presses on how the press works, the 10 X 15 Windmill Heidelberg and the 10 X 15 Chandler & Price Platen Press, followed by showcasing the galley of forms and the types from the cabinet. This part will be around 30-40mins.

Guided Tour Duration 

2hr 15mins +/-

Tour start time 10 am and ends around 12:15 noon

Min 3 pax, max 6 pax

Tours are organised in groups of min 3 and max 6 and are available on weekdays. Once you have made the payment kindly email us at typesettingsg@gmail.com to arrange the date. If you have any questions regarding the tour feel free to email your questions. 

Find a few friends and join us for a tour of the printing heritage in Singapore.

Location

Golden Mile Complex #06-62 Singapore 199588