22 January 2014
Vintage visions at Howard Iron Works
MISSISSAUGA, ON—Howard Iron Works, the passion project of Howard Graphic Equipment's Nick and Liana Howard, provides a three-dimensional peek into printing's past.

Stocked with dozens of vintage pieces ranging from presses to cutters and type blocks, the fledgling museum is growing its collection while prepping to move into a new building within the year.  

Nick Howard shows off a vintage press at Howard Iron Works printing museum

PrintCAN, and our sister magazine Graphic Monthly Canada, recently visited the Howards for a tour and a history lesson. They showed us not only shiny, refurbished beauties, but also a horde of rusty contraptions waiting in line for a makeover.

Check out some outtakes below from the belly of the workshop, where HIW's engineers work with care to restore and preserve the historical machines. And stay tuned to an upcoming issue of Graphic Monthly to see photos of the finished products and learn more about the history of printing.

6. Sean Springett says:
30 January 2014 at 11:48 PM
What you've accomplished here is a testament to our industry Nick, we've spoken many times regarding it. Congratulations to you, Liana and your team for bringing the past to life!
5. Richard says:
29 January 2014 at 10:49 AM
I'd love to check out your museum and collection of the old school printing machinery
4. Tradeguy says:
25 January 2014 at 11:24 AM
Is there a foundry there? awesome!
3. Brian Ellis says:
24 January 2014 at 9:54 AM
Hi Nick, It is so great your fulfilling your passion and carrying on your legacy! From what I have seen so far, it will be a world class exhibit!
2. Offset The Difference says:
22 January 2014 at 4:22 PM
LOL now that is a good one!
1. Sk8 says:
22 January 2014 at 1:09 PM
Nice to have t & m!
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