Archives for 2013

Printing Historical Society 50th Anniversary Conference

The Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety is busy plan­ning a con­fer­ence to mark the 50th Anniver­sary of its foun­da­tion in 1964, to be held on 13 and 14 Novem­ber 2014. It is expect­ed that the event will be held at the Society’s long-stand­ing home in Lon­don, the St Bride Insti­tute. The con­fer­ence is enti­tled Land­marks in Print­ing: […]

Print Networks Conference 2014

The 2014 Print Net­works Con­fer­ence will be held at St Anne’s Col­lege, Oxford on 22 and 23 July 2014. The theme will be Worlds of learn­ing: edu­ca­tion and the book trade, and the keynote speak­er will be Pro­fes­sor Sion Eliot. Papers are invit­ed on any aspect of print­ing, pub­lish­ing, dis­tri­b­u­tion and book­selling for edu­ca­tion, broad­ly […]

Bookbinding Course in Dundee

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts is run­ning a six-week book­bind­ing course on Mon­day evenings (6:00–8:30pm) from 20 Jan­u­ary 2014. Try a range of book­bind­ing tech­niques to cre­ate beau­ti­ful, pro­fes­sion­al­ly fin­ished books and pam­phlets using only the sim­plest of hand-tools. You may want to cre­ate a spe­cial gift or album. Indi­vid­ual projects catered for. […]

Lithography course in Dundee

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts is run­ning a two-day course on Stone Lith­o­g­ra­phy for begin­ners on Sat­ur­day 31 Novem­ber & Sun 1 Decem­ber (two day course), from 11am-6pm each day. You will have to oppor­tu­ni­ty to try this tra­di­tion­al method of print­ing from stone, with a con­tem­po­rary twist, using a reduc­tive tech­nique that […]

November at Robert Smail’s

The staff of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works in Inner­lei­then will be run­ning a prac­ti­cal “users guide” to the Adana print­ing press on Sat­ur­day 2 Novem­ber. The work­shop will cov­er all aspects of using and car­ing for an Adana press, includ­ing use­ful tips on type­set­ting and machine main­te­nance. It’s an ide­al oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn about these […]

Annual Fair at the Scottish Poetry Library

By Leaves We Live’, the Scot­tish Poet­ry Library’s annu­al cel­e­bra­tion of artists’ books and small cre­ative press­es, will be held this year on Sat­ur­day 26 Octo­ber 2013. The SPL build­ing is total­ly trans­formed into a book lover’s haven of stalls, exhi­bi­tions and dis­plays, with talks run­ning through­out the day, includ­ing ses­sions on book­bind­ing and let­ter­press. […]

Exhibition of Miniature Books

The cur­rent ‘trea­sures’ dis­play at the Nation­al Library of Scot­land con­sists of a selec­tion of minia­ture books from the library’s col­lec­tions. The dis­play, enti­tled A Tiny Uni­verse, focus­es par­tic­u­lar­ly on the minia­ture books pub­lished by David Bryce & Sons of Glas­gow over 100 years ago. These tiny books were known for the clar­i­ty and leg­i­bil­i­ty of […]

Printing workshops at Robert Smail’s

On Sat­ur­day 2 Novem­ber, the staff of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works in Inner­lei­then will be run­ning a prac­ti­cal “users guide” to the Adana Print­ing Press. The work­shop will cov­er all aspects of using and car­ing for an Adana press, includ­ing some use­ful type­set­ting tips and machine main­te­nance: an ide­al oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn about these great […]

Wipers Times on the BBC

Fol­low­ing Tim Honnor’s Adven­tures with an Arab Press, the BBC broad­cast  ‘Wipers Times’, a dra­ma writ­ten by Ian His­lop and Nick New­man, and star­ring Michael Palin, on BBC2 at 9pm on Wednes­day 11th Sep­tem­ber.   Accord­ing to the BBC web­site, ‘when Cap­tain Fred Roberts dis­cov­ered a print­ing press in the ruins of Ypres, Bel­gium in 1916, […]

Chepman and Myllar prints on view

Today, the Nation­al Library of Scot­land is mark­ing the 500th anniver­sary of the Bat­tle of Flod­den and cel­e­brat­ing the con­tri­bu­tion of James IV to print­ing in Scot­land by dis­play­ing the first known books to be print­ed in this coun­try between 12 and 2pm — no need to book, just turn up and view the books […]