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Tour a World of Printing, Starting in 1543

By March 31, 2005

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The web is a great way to transmit information, but sitting down with a good book is magic. Lots of work went into the craft of font production, and it continues today. If you're interested in the origins of the printing process, a fascinating museum to visit is the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find out how printers lived and work, and how highly regarded the craft was in 16th century Belgium. See Visiting the Plantin-Moretus Museum of Printing in Antwerp, Belgium.

For more on Belgium, see our Belgium Map and Travel Essentials, or go to our Belgium Travel Directory.

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