Read about roving printers

A sum­ma­ry of Prof David Finkelstein’s book on Mov­able types — print­ers who moved through­out the world in the nine­teenth cen­tu­ry — is avail­able as part of the Oxford Research Ency­clopae­dias series online. The main text is behind a pay­wall — or you can buy your own copy.

Printing exhibition in Glasgow

The Trust’s exhi­bi­tion on the his­to­ry of print­ing is run­ning at the Light­house in Glas­gow until 6 Jan­u­ary 2019. More than just books, high­lights the range and vari­ety of the print­ing indus­try in Glas­gow, and was organ­ised as part of the Trust’s cel­e­bra­tions of its 30th anniver­sary in 2018.

Printing workshops at St Bride’s

If you are in Lon­don, you can try out new print­ing and relat­ed skills. St Bride’s are run­ning cours­es on hand com­po­si­tion, wood engrav­ing, and how to ‘Rebind a paper­back’. For more details of dates and how to book see the St Bride’s web­site.

Tour the Dundee Print Studio

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts runs reg­u­lar tours on Thurs­days and Sat­ur­days. They are a per­fect pre­cur­sor to doing a course or becom­ing a reg­is­tered user — or for any­one who has always won­dered what hap­pens in the stu­dio. DCA Print Stu­dio hous­es every­thing from a Vic­to­ri­an relief press to 3D print­ers and […]

St Bride’s opening in December

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 5 Decem­ber and Wednes­day 19 Decem­ber 12 noon – 8pm. The library is open on the first and third Wednes­day of each month. Please email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. There […]

Trust exhibition opens in Glasgow

The Trust’s exhi­bi­tion on print­ing in Glas­gow, More than just books, is open from today at the Light­house in Glas­gow. It has been organ­ised to mark the 30th anniver­sary of its found­ing in 1988. The exhi­bi­tion will run until 6 Jan­u­ary 2019. For details of open­ing hours, please see the Light­house web­site.

Talk on the oldest existing printers in Scotland

John McGhee will give a talk at 6.15 on Wednes­day 14 Novem­ber at the Mitchell Library in Glas­gow.  Mr Bell and Mr Bain went into part­ner­ship in 1831 as print­ers and type­set­ters in Glas­gow. Bell & Bain is still thriv­ing in the 21st cen­tu­ry. For more details and how to book, see the Glas­gow Life […]

New printing museum in France

The Ate­li­er-Musée Imprimerie (AMI) opened at Malesherbes, 70km south of Paris, at the end of Sep­tem­ber 2018. The 700 objects on dis­play include 150 machines. There are also work­shops for vis­i­tors to try mak­ing paper, or learn paper mar­bling, type com­po­si­tion, print­ing and book­bind­ing

St Bride’s opening in November

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 7 Novem­ber and Wednes­day 21 Novem­ber 12 noon – 8pm. The library is open on the first and third Wednes­day of each month. Please email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. There […]

Letterpress course in Dundee

Join John Eas­son of Quar­to Press on 17 Novem­ber to learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing using authen­tic peri­od press­es and type in the Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts. For more details see the Print Stu­dio web­site.