Archives for 2010

History of Graphic Enterprise Scotland

Pro­fes­sor John Gen­nard’s book chart­ing the hun­dred year his­to­ry of Graph­ic Enter­prise Scot­land and its pre­de­ces­sor bod­ies, was suc­cess­ful­ly launched at a recep­tion at the Nation­al Library of Scot­land. The author skil­ful­ly por­trays the his­to­ry of the organ­i­sa­tion through its changes of name and a cen­tu­ry of tech­no­log­i­cal progress. It explores the chang­ing rela­tion­ships with […]

Do typefaces really matter?

The mag­a­zine sec­tion of the BBC web­site has an arti­cle dis­cussing of the effect on read­ers, of var­i­ous type­faces and fonts.

Change of Trustees

At the end of 2009, Richard Hon­our stepped down as Trustee. The Trust is delight­ed that Bob Hodg­son, Direc­tor of Graph­ic Enter­prise Scot­land (for­mer­ly the Scot­tish Print Employ­ers Fed­er­a­tion) has agreed to become a Trustee of of SPRAT. The cur­rent Trustees are: Patrick Mark (Chair) H Bernulf Clegg Pro­fes­sor Alis­tair McCleery, Scot­tish Cen­tre for the Book, […]

Robert Smail’s archive

The archives at the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s print­ing works in Inner­lei­then, Robert Smail’s, give a unique insight into the oper­a­tion of a small busi­ness in the nine­teenth and ear­ly twen­ti­eth cen­turies. Smail’s are in the process of cat­a­logu­ing and con­serv­ing this archive, and have begun put some of this archive online. Robert Smail’s is […]


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