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How to Make Your Own Printer’s Hat

  • July 14, 2020

The pressman’s hat, also known as the printer’s hat, was designed to protect its wearer from ink and grease splatters on the job — all of that 19th-century machinery could get messy — and was still commonly used until the 1990s.

Today, the people who work at the The New York Times’s printing plant in College Point, Queens, wear anything from baseball caps to do-rags (there are presswomen now as well). Some abstain from coverings altogether, since the newer printing systems are much more contained than those used in decades past.

Follow these steps to make your very own printer’s hat.

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