Rixing Typography Character Molds

Taipei Travel Guides / July 13, 2017
Rixing Typography Character Molds Image credit: Baldwin Saintilus

Rixing Typography, formerly a factory producing traditional Chinese character lead type, is now more of a museum that shows off the art of old-school printing. This place is famous for owning the last complete set of traditional Chinese character lead-type molds in the world.

A visit to Rixing Typography can give us a look straight into how traditional Chinese printing in the old days were, and if you feel impressive, just get a few molds for yourself or somebody at home. The molds with characters that mean “love”, “peace”, “hope”, “luck” etc. can help in expressing our caring for the recipients.

BEST GIFTS FOR: Male friends or co-workers

PRICING: NT$3 ($0.10) to NT$50 ($1.70), depending on the size and design

PORTABLE LEVEL:  Small size – easily to fit into any luggage

WHERE TO BUY: Rixing Typography 13, Lane 97, Taiyuan Rd, Taipei City, Taiwan