Archives for 2014

Courses at St Brides

The St Bride Foun­da­tion runs a range of course for new and exist­ing let­ter­press print­ers. For up-to-date details see their web­site, which also includes details of their shop and oth­er events.

Typographic Hub

The Typo­graph­ic Hub is part of the Birm­ing­ham Insti­tute of Art & Design at Birm­ing­ham City Uni­ver­si­ty; the Hub works to pro­mote the his­to­ry, the­o­ry and prac­tice of typo­graph­ic design. There is more infor­ma­tion on their web­site, which also links to the Baskerville Soci­ety. The Baskerville Soci­ety is ded­i­cat­ed to the study of the eigh­­teenth-cen­­tu­ry […]

Doors open’ at printing offices in September

The Pen-y-Coe Press, Bridge Street, Penicuik, EH26 8LL will be open on Sat­ur­day 13th Sep­tem­ber for Mid­loth­i­an’s Doors Open Day. Vis­i­tors can look behind the scenes at a local busi­ness (the Pen-y-Coe Press oper­at­ed here for 60 years), and try their hand at mak­ing a sheet of paper. Full details are on the Mid­loth­i­an sec­tion […]

Printing Historical Society Conference

The Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety is hold­ing a con­fer­ence on 13 and 14 Novem­ber 2014 at the St Bride Insti­tute in Lon­don. ‘Land­marks in Print­ing: from ori­gins to the dig­i­tal age’ is being held to mark the Soci­ety’s 50th anniver­sary year. As well as the var­ied pro­gramme of speak­ers, there will be demon­stra­tions of his­tor­i­cal print­ing […]

Allan Waterston

The mil­i­tary career of Edin­burgh print­er, Allan Water­ston, who recent­ly died aged 92, is high­light­ed in the obit­u­ary pub­lished in the Dai­ly Tele­graph. He saw active ser­vice in North Africa, Italy and Aus­tria in World War II. His war ser­vice inter­rupt­ed his stud­ies at the Lon­don Col­lege of Print­ing, and on their final com­ple­tion he […]

Letterpress Workshops at Robert Smail’s

Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are run­ning work­shops for any­one with an inter­est in typog­ra­phy and print­ing at the begin­ning of Novem­ber. Par­tic­i­pants will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to print with wood­en type to cre­ate their own posters, gift paper or typo­graph­ic illus­tra­tions. Book­ing with the Prop­er­ty is essen­tial. The work­shops run from […]

2 for 1 at Robert Smail’s

2‑for‑1 admis­sions through­out the day from Fri­day 15 August — Sun­day 17 August at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works, on pre­sen­ta­tion of a valid Inner­lei­then Music Fes­ti­val tick­et. Tours oper­ate from 12 noon — 5pm (abridged tours in oper­a­tion after 4pm so please allow about 1 and a half hours if you would like a chance […]

Cossar Tales from Australia

An arti­cle about Cos­sar press­es in Aus­tralia and New Zealand has appeared in both the print and online ver­sions of GXPress. As well as the his­to­ry of the press there are rec­ol­lec­tions from print­ers who worked with the ‘Cos­sar Patent Flat Bed Web News­pa­per Print­ing Machine’, and Peter Cole­man lists an impres­sive num­ber of news­pa­per […]

Blairgowrie printers film

The Ericht Trust appealed for fund­ing to make a film about the Print­ers, which is now com­plete. A DVD of the His­to­ry of Blair­gowrie Print­ers is now avail­able to buy at £12 from One Voice Office Upper Mill St Blair­gowrie or con­tact jmashaw@btinternet.com direct­ly. There is also a short clip about the print­ing works on […]

Robert Smail’s Printing Works re-opens for the 2014 season

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works will re-open for the 2014 sea­son on 3 April. For full details of prices, open­ing times and spe­cial events, see their web­site.