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Printing History

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Printing History, the biannual journal of the American Printing History Association, publishes scholarly articles on the history of printing, publishing, books, type, typography, paper and related industries. Befitting a publication devoted to this subject  it is beautifully designed, printed and illustrated, of course, and is available in paper format only through membership in APHA.

Printing History was founded in 1979; since then it has been edited by Susan Otis Thompson, Anna Lou Ashby, Renee I. Weber, and David Pankow. The first 50 issues of the journal constitute the Original Series—many of which are now on sale.

Printing History New Series began in 2007 under the editorship of William S. Peterson, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Maryland, former editor of Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, and the author of books about the Kelmscott Press and Daniel Berkeley Updike.

As of July 2011, William T. La Moy became the editor of Printing History. He is the curator of rare books and printed materials at the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library. Prior to this position, he was the James Duncan Phillips Librarian and director of publications at the Peabody Essex Museum.

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submitting an article to printing history

The editor welcomes submissions on any aspect of printing history and its related arts; contributors need not be members of APHA. All correspondence, articles, book reviews, inquiries, etc., should be directed to

We are readily prepared to receive submissions that are created in the major word processing programs. Images should, ideally, be submitted as six-hundred-pixel-per-inch files in the TIF format on CDs or DVDs. We, in general, follow the guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style. Footnotes, rather than endnotes, are the preferred form of documentation. Printing History is indexed in Library Literature and the MLA International Bibliography.

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Back issues of Printing History

Back issues of Printing History are indexed in Library Literature and the MLA International Bibliography. Back issues of the new series are searchable in EBSCO and Gale online academic databases. Many back issues of both the original and the new series are available for purchase.

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Advertising in Printing History

You may purchase quarter-, half-, or full-page advertising spaces in the journal by contacting the advertising manager.

Advertising Rates: 

Half page (4″ × 2.875″): $90 (single); $81 (repeat)
Half page (horizontal, 4.5″ × 6″): $160 (single); $144 (repeat)
Full page (9″ × 6″): $265 (single); $239 (repeat)
Inside front cover (9″ × 6″): $350 (single); $315 (repeat)
Inside back cover (9″ × 6″): $350 (single); $315 (repeat)
Outside back cover (9″ × 6″): $400(single); $360 (repeat)

Please supply your advertisement for Printing History as a high-resolution PDF or TIFF file on a CD. Materials for Printing History should be sent to the editor, William T. La Moy, 4549 Broad Road, Syracuse, New York 13215-2403.  Address all inquiries regarding availability of advertising space and deadlines to him.