Archives for 2016

Letterpress workshops at Smails

These let­ter­press work­shops at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are a chance for any­one with an inter­est in graph­ic design and typog­ra­phy to spend the day cre­at­ing their own let­ter­press art­works, posters and sta­tionery. Work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to use wood­en poster type and hand press­es to get cre­ative, with Smail’s expert staff on hand […]

Edinburgh in Print

The free guid­ed walks in Edin­burgh’s Old Town, run as part of Edin­burgh’s Doors Open Day pro­gramme on the week­end of 24–25 Sep­tem­ber 2016 are fill­ing up fast. You can book the last few places through this link.

Pen-y-Coe Press open day

The Pen-y-Coe Press in Bridge Street, Penicuik is open for Mid­loth­i­an’s Doors Open Day on Sat­ur­day 10th Sep­tem­ber 2016. There will be paper­mak­ing and let­ter­press print­ing demon­stra­tions at 11am and 2pm, and the press will be open to vis­i­tors from 10–4. See their web­site for facil­i­ties and how to get there.

Doors Open Day at Quarto Press

The Quar­to Press, Beech Hill Road, Coupar Angus, will be open for the Perth and Kin­ross Doors Open Days this year. You will be able to see a range of press­es as well as type-cast­ing machines, and there will be demon­stra­tions of work­ing machines and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to have a go. Open 10–16-.30 on Sat­ur­day […]

Edinburgh Printmakers open for Doors Open Day

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers will open on Sat­ur­day 24 Sep­tem­ber from 11–6 for Edin­burgh’s Doors Open Day. There will be guid­ed tours and stu­dio demos through­out the day. This is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn more about the his­to­ry of the Union Street wash­house whilst see­ing behind the scenes at Edin­burgh’s busiest print stu­dio. For full details […]

Letterpress courses at St Brides

The St Bride Foun­da­tion in Lon­don have announced a range of let­ter­press print­ing work­shops includ­ing some for com­plete begin­ners. For dates and details of how to book, see their web­site.

Talk on archives at Smail’s

Ian Rich­es, archivist for the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land is giv­ing a lec­ture at 8pm tonight at St Ronan’s Wells in Inner­lei­then, where he will talk about the archive of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works as well as oth­er archives in the care of NTS. For more details see Smail’s web­site.

Print event at Innerleithen

Meet the Trust at Robert Smail’s Print­as­tic fan­tas­tic event at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre in Inner­lei­then this Sat­ur­day.  We’re join­ing Smail’s staff as they help you try out relief print­ing tech­niques and get a bit inky! Par­tic­i­pants will be able to make their own greet­ings cards or print­ed pic­tures. Drop in event from 11–1 […]

Bookbinding for beginners

Book­bind­ing for begin­ners is an intro­duc­to­ry work­shop where begin­ners can learn about all the mate­ri­als and tech­niques need­ed to make tra­di­tion­al sewn hard-back note­book, with step-by-step guid­ance along the way from Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works. On Sat­ur­day 17 Sep­tem­ber at St Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Wells Brae, Inner­lei­then. Book­ing essen­tial: for fur­ther infor­ma­tion and how […]

Opening hours at St Brides

A reminder that St Brides Library, Bride Lane, Fleet St, Lon­don EC4Y 8EQ is now open again, and the first Wednes­day of every month. It will next be open on Wednes­day 3 August from 10am until 8pm.