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Please review the following frequently asked questions. If you find that none addresses your query, then please do write us via the contact form


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Do I retain copyright to articles I submit to Printing History or the website? The short answer is yes: an author retains copyright of their article throughout the period it is accepted and published by the American Printing History Association. See Printing History Article Submission Guidelines
I have an old print/book. Can you help me determine its value?You might locate a copy to compare for value from these sources: Abebooks and ebay.
I have a printing block with an image on it. Does it have any value?Generally, the value isn't great. There is a small market and larger supply of these photoengraved, wood-mounted blocks, called cuts. Desirability depends on subject matter and condition. Most cuts and unmounted plates will have nicks and scratches. Those made of copper are more resistant to corrosion than magnesium or zinc. If there appears to be a somewhat chalky white substance that is the magnesium corroding. This is slightly toxic but can be cleaned away. However this means that portion of the image is lost and that the cut or plate is worthless. You will find many cuts for sale on Ebay.
I would like information on how to clean antique copper, zinc, and wood printing blocks.Good sources for such information are Briar Press and Letterpress Commons

What fonts does the APHA website use?EB Garamond for titles and all other texts. Franklin Gothic for navigation and barred headings.