The International Printing Museum in Carson, California is a public non-profit organization and was founded in 1988 by David Jacobson and Ernest A. Lindner. It is a museum devoted to bringing the history of books, printing and the book arts to life for diverse audiences. The staff and volunteers make it their mission to take one of the world’s most significant collections of antique printing machinery and interpret it for today’s audiences through working demonstrations and theater presentations.
Since 1988, the museum has reached over 250,000 people, both those visiting the Museum and those we have visited via History in Motion, the Museum’s schools outreach program, and taught about the history of books and printing, great inventions and inventors that helped make our world.
The museum does a lot of consulting for Hollywood and has provided rentals of vintage printing presses for numerous television and movie productions.