Archives for 2015

Falkirk bindery create replica of Gutenberg Bible

Helix Binders of Falkirk have been work­ing with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Manchester’s John Rylands Library to pro­duce a repli­ca copy of the Guten­berg Bible. The orig­i­nals are too valu­able to be han­dled by schol­ars, so this project aims to pro­vide an alter­na­tive. You can read the full sto­ry is on the BBC’s web­site.

Centre for Printing History and Culture opens in Birmingham

The Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Cul­ture was launched at an event enti­tled ‘Imprint­ing the Cen­tre’ in Birm­ing­ham on Wednes­day 25 Novem­ber. The Cen­tre is a joint ini­tia­tive between Birm­ing­ham City Uni­ver­si­ty and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Birm­ing­ham, con­sist­ing of researchers, her­itage pro­fes­sion­als and librar­i­ans, and seeks to encour­age research into all aspects and peri­ods of […]

SPrAT on Twitter

The Trust now has a Twit­ter account @PrintScot.

Edinburgh Printmakers film

A film com­mis­sioned by Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers, A new jour­ney in print, is on Youtube. Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers are under­tak­ing a major cap­i­tal project to trans­form the his­toric Cas­tle Mill Works in Foun­tain­bridge into a vibrant cre­ative hub open­ing to all in 2018. This £10 mil­lion project will cre­ate an inter­na­tion­al cen­tre for print­mak­ing and cre­ative indus­tries, hous­ing […]

Printmaking guides and manuals

For those who missed the chance to book onto one of their cours­es, or who are based to far away, Glas­gow Print Stu­dio have made some guides and man­u­als for print­mak­ing tech­niques avail­able on their web­site. The guides cov­er etch­ing and relief print­ing tech­niques among oth­ers. You can also find out more about cours­es at […]

Vintage presses

Ear­li­er in Octo­ber, an arti­cle by Har­ry Mot­tram appeared in Print Month­ly on ‘print indus­try arti­sans who know their ems from their ens’. He writes about the ‘vin­tage press­es’ which are keep­ing tra­di­tion­al print­ing skills alive.  Some are oper­at­ing machines dat­ing back to the mid-nine­­teenth cen­tu­ry.

Get Creative in Dundee

You can down­load the Get Cre­ative course brochure to see what’s on at the print stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts. It gives details of cours­es run­ning up until March 2016 and there are oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn about paper­mak­ing, book­bind­ing and a range of print­ing tech­niques.

Rescheduled Type ITALIC 500 exhibition

The Type ITALIC 500 exhi­bi­tion at the Type Archive, orig­i­nal­ly due to open in Octo­ber 2015, has been resched­uled for Decem­ber 2015. The exact dates will be pub­li­cised on the Type Archive and Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Society’s web­sites.

Events at St Bride’s in October

On Fri­day 9 Octo­ber 2015, there is a day course run­ning at the St Bride Foun­da­tion on ‘Print­ing on a wood­en hand press’. You can learn hand type­set­ting, ink­ing, and print­ing, using tech­niques from the 15th cen­tu­ry. The course costs £90 and you can book online. This year’s Beat­rice Warde lec­ture will be giv­en by […]

Edinburgh Printmakers plan for new premises

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers, who have been based in Union Street for many years, are cur­rent­ly fundrais­ing in sup­port of their move to the for­mer head­quar­ters build­ing of the North British Rub­ber Co in Dundee Street, Edin­burgh. Full details of the project and how to con­tribute are on the Cap­i­tal Project page of their web­site.