Archives for September 2013

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 […]

Printing in Scotland and Doors Open Days

Sep­tem­ber is Doors Open Day in Scot­land. This year’s pro­gramme includes some print­ers and a num­ber of oth­er places asso­ci­at­ed with the indus­try that are open to the pub­lic. On Sat­ur­day 7 and Sun­day 8 Sep­tem­ber, Glad­stone Court Muse­um in Big­gar is open. The dis­plays include a print­ing shop. On Sat­ur­day 14 Sep­tem­ber, the Pen-y-Coe […]