Archives for September 2012

Visit to the Chepman and Myllar Press

A recent post on Kei­th Houston’s blog on punc­tu­a­tion marks, ‘Shady Char­ac­ters’ includ­ed an account of his meet­ing with Har­ry McIn­tosh of the Chep­man and Myl­lar press in Edin­burgh. Har­ry McIn­tosh uses the hot met­al Mono­type cast­ing sys­tem for type­set­ting, but uses a com­put­er, rather than a Mono­type key­board to set text. You can vis­it […]

Short Courses on Printing

There are print­ing relat­ed cours­es and events in var­i­ous venues this autumn. Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works in the Bor­ders are run­ning let­ter­press work­shops on Sat­ur­days 3 and 10 Novem­ber 2012, 10:00 — 16:00. Prices: Adult £50.00; Con­ces­sion £35.00. Fur­ther information/booking t: 0844 4932259 e:smails@nts.org.ukAlso Get to know your Adana Print­ing Press, Sat­ur­day 24 Novem­ber 2012, […]

Cossar Appeal: Milestone Reached

SPRAT is delight­ed to announce that the Nation­al Print­ing Her­itage Trust has made a gen­er­ous grant towards the preser­va­tion of the Crieff Cos­sar Press. The NPHT is a nation­al UK char­i­ty ded­i­cat­ed to pre­serv­ing his­toric print­ing equip­ment machin­ery and archives and SPRAT is very grate­ful for their sup­port. This dona­tion means that the appeal has […]