Archives for May 2012

Cossar Appeal Press coverage

There has been wide­spread press cov­er­age of the Trust’s appeal for funds to restore the 1907 Strat­hearn Her­ald Cos­sar Press: see the links below for sto­ries which have appeared in the local and trade press cov­er­age. Strat­hearn Her­ald Print Week

Special events in June at Robert Smail’s

There are two spe­cial events at Robert Smail’s over the next few weeks: the Olympic torch will pass through Inner­lei­then on 14 June, and fathers who vis­it on Fathers’ Day (Sun­day 17 June) will receive a lim­it­ed edi­tion sou­venir poster.

Summer courses in printing

Details of Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers’ Sum­mer School 2012 are now avail­able through their web­site: As well as print­mak­ing tech­niques, Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts offer cours­es in paper­mak­ing and book­bind­ing.

Cossar press update

Anoth­er pic­ture of the Cos­sar press being dis­man­tled: when the machine was installed in 1907 it con­sist­ed of 2000 sep­a­rate parts. UPDATE — For more about the his­to­ry of Cos­sar press­es click here.

Traditional printing in Taiwan

The BBC has report­ed on an usu­al sur­vival: tra­di­tion­al let­ter­press print­ing in Tai­wan. You can read the full sto­ry at

Edinburgh’s Industrial Information Revolution

On Thurs­day 24 May 2012 Dr Aileen Fyfe of the Uni­ver­si­ty of St Andrews will give a lec­ture enti­tled Edin­burgh’s Indus­tri­al Infor­ma­tion Rev­o­lu­tion as part of the Under­stand­ing Tech­nol­o­gy series, at Nation­al Muse­ums Scot­land, Cham­bers Street, in coop­er­a­tion with the Insti­tute for the Study of Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy and Inno­va­tion, Uni­ver­si­ty of Edin­burgh. Her top­ic is […]