Membership

Join your friends at Hamilton and become a member today!

By joining at any level you will receive:
• The opportunity for pressroom rental, if proficiency is shown
• A monthly newsletter
• Invitations to special events such as workshops, lectures, sales and the annual Wayzgoose
• Satisfaction in the knowledge that you are helping support the museum

Choose from six different levels:


Student Level: $25/yr

We will send you: A Ho-made type poster featuring famous Two Rivers slang printed on French Kraft Muscletone paper. Great for showing off your Hamilton pride at 5.5" x 13".

Ho-made Type Poster

Gothic Level: $35/yr

We will send you: One copy of this limited edition poster printed using authentic Hamilton Type. For a little extra punch the word "Type" is knocked out of the word "Wood" using a process called pressure printing.

Roman Level: $50/yr

We will send you: One copy of our Specimen No.4 of the Hamilton Wood Type Archiving Program. Designed and printed by the museum using Appleton Coated papers, the museum's exclusive coated paper sponsor. This piece features Hamilton's Latin Extended which was first shown as wood type by Hamilton and Katz in their 1884 specimen book. Appleton Coated in Combined Locks, Wisconsin is the exclusive sponsor. Founded in 1880 they manufacture and distribute the Utopia and Curious Collection papers. Letterpress printed on Utopia U1X Matt 100 lb. Cover.


Charter Membership: $100 for a two year membership

You can choose from any letter of the alphabet and/or 3 different ampersands.

Get your share of Hamilton Wood Type! These handsome certificates are part of our Initial Public Offering and serve as a museum membership at the $100 level. These handsome letterpress prints were designed by the folks at Charles S. Anderson Design using images and type from Hamilton's collection, paper was donated by French Paper and printing was graciously donated by Studio On Fire.

Benefits include:
• A two-year membership
• Attendance and participation in a shareholder's meeting at the museum
• Discounts during sales events in the HWTM online store
• 10% discounts for pressroom rental (for qualified individuals)
• Subscription to our monthly newsletter
• Invitations to special events such as workshops, lectures, sales, and the annual Wayzgoose
• Satisfaction in the knowledge that you are helping support the museum
• An invitation to tour the French Paper mill in Niles, Michigan with up to 30 Charter Members

You can join here.


Egyptian Level: $250/yr

We will send you: A poster printed from blocks engraved by some of the finest engravers from the United States and abroad. Specifically done for the Wood Engravers' Network conference held at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in June 2011. Made from letter forms from a font of Hamilton type and printed 1 color on 13" x 18" Mohawk Superfine 80lb cover.


Aetna Level: $500/yr

We will send you: A limited-edition reproduction of Hamilton Wood Type's 1893 Columbian Exposition poster. Printed on Rives Deline paper and measuring 25" x 52" this edition, numbering 80 copies, was made from the original 1893 Plaque. This "ghost print" is the result of printing through a thin but durable film as inking the original type was not possible.

Columbia Poster


* Please allow 4–6 weeks for shipment of membership materials.