Archives for 2017

Stationer’s Company archive now online

Pri­ma­ry sources from the archive of The Wor­ship­ful Com­pa­ny of Sta­tion­ers & News­pa­per Mak­ers, at Sta­tion­ers’ Hall in the City of Lon­don, have been digi­tised. The new Lit­er­ary Print Cul­ture web­site pro­vides access to a vast col­lec­tion of pri­ma­ry source doc­u­ments for the study of the his­to­ry of the book, pub­lish­ing his­to­ry, the his­to­ry of […]

Baskerville Society Grant Scheme

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions to the Baskerville Soci­ety small grant scheme (up to a max­i­mum of £250) is on 30 Sep­tem­ber 2017.  Appli­ca­tions are invit­ed from schol­ars, inde­pen­dent or affil­i­at­ed, who are either engaged in research con­nect­ed to the print­er and type­founder John Baskerville (1706–75), or whose work cov­ers print­ing his­to­ry or print cul­ture of […]

St Bride Library catalogue online

The cat­a­logue of the St Bride Library cat­a­logue is now search­able online, through this web link.

Programme on Gill and Johnston type

Marl Oven­den’s doc­u­men­tary on the Gill and John­ston type­faces was broad­cast on BBC4 on 31 July. It is avail­able on the iPlay­er for the next cou­ple of weeks through the BBC website.

Aldus Manutius digitized

Pub­lish­ing @ Simon Fras­er Uni­ver­si­ty and Simon Fras­er Uni­ver­si­ty Library have dig­i­tized 21 vol­umes from the press of Aldus Manu­tius, print­ed between 1501 and 1580. They have been dig­i­tized from the col­lec­tion of 106 vol­umes brought togeth­er by Hugh McDon­ald and his wife Jer­ry and were acquired by Simon Fras­er Uni­ver­si­ty Library with sup­port from […]

The Trust on Twitter

The Trust’s Twit­ter account @PrintScot has just reached 150 fol­low­ers thanks to the founder of the Met­al­type web­site — ‘Yes­ter­day’s tech­nol­o­gy — today’, which is a trea­sure trove of infor­ma­tion about tra­di­tion­al print­ing tech­niques, espe­cial­ly about hot met­al typesetting.

Printers in World War I

Some infor­ma­tion on World War I rolls of hon­our for the print­ing and allied trades in Scot­land have been added to the Peo­ple sec­tion of our web­site. If you have any infor­ma­tion about print­ers’ war ser­vice that could be added to this sec­tion, please email the Hon­orary Sec­re­tary or use the form on our Contacts […]

New use for Dundee print works

Accord­ing to the Scots­man, the plan­ning process is under­way to trans­form D C Thom­son’s for­mer print works build­ing in Dun­dee’s Guthrie Street into a new hub for the cre­ative indus­tries. The inau­gur­al Dundee Design Fes­ti­val took place there last year. The long-term aim is to pro­vide a new home for exhi­bi­tions and per­for­mance, as well […]

Article on the invention of paper

The inven­tion of paper is one of the BBC’s 50 things that made the mod­ern econ­o­my. The pro­gramme was broad­cast on the World Ser­vice, and the BBC web­site has an arti­cle about paper, its inven­tion and its asso­ci­a­tion with Guten­berg and the spread of print­ing in Europe.

Print’s progress in the 20th century

You can still book tick­ets for the con­fer­ence on twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry print­ing his­to­ry organ­ised by the Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Cul­ture and the Nation­al Print Muse­um, Dublin. Enti­tled From craft to tech­nol­o­gy and back again: print­’s progress in the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, the con­fer­ence will be host­ed by the Nation­al Print […]