Printing apprenticeships

Print Scot­land, the voice of Scotland’s graph­ic com­mu­ni­ca­tions indus­try, is able to fund 16–19 year old with a prop­er Mod­ern Appren­tice­ship accred­it­ed SDS course. For more details, vis­it the Train­ing page of the Print Scot­land web­site.

Letterpress workshops at Robert Smails

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are run­ning let­ter­press work­shops again this autumn. Work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to use wood­en poster type and hand press­es to cre­ate your own let­ter­press art­works, posters and sta­tionery, with Smail’s expert staff on hand to help. Work­shops are run­ning on Sun­day 5 Novem­ber, Sat­ur­day 11 Novem­ber and Sun­day 12 Novem­ber, […]

Museum on the Mound to close

It has been announced that the Muse­um on the Mound in Edin­burgh is to close at the end of 2017. As well as the dis­plays of safe-crack­­ing and a mil­lion pounds, there is a unique dis­play of the vary­ing types of print­ing plates used to pro­duce ban­knotes and the mea­sures tak­en to defeat forg­ers over […]

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 […]

Edinburgh in Print walks fully booked

This year’s Edin­burgh in Print guid­ed walks for Doors Open Day, which will look the New Town’s links to the print­ing indus­try, and­some of the traces that can still be seen, are now ful­ly booked. Future walks will be announced on this web­site and on Twit­ter — @PrintScot

Print installation in London

Bib­lio­clasm is a large-scale site-spe­­cif­ic print instal­la­tion by Glas­­gow-based typog­ra­ph­er Edwin Pick­stone,  high­light­ing the con­tri­bu­tion of print to social, the­o­log­i­cal, and polit­i­cal move­ments. For any­one in Lon­don, the instal­la­tion can be viewed on Fri­day 22 Sep­tem­ber 12 — 6pm, Thurs­day 28 Sep­tem­ber 6 — 9pm, and Fri­day 29 Sep­tem­ber 12 — 6pm. The instal­la­tion is […]

Edinburgh in Print guided walks

On Sat­ur­day 23 Sep­tem­ber and Sun­day 24 Sep­tem­ber there will be Edin­burgh in Print guid­ed walks. As this year marks the 250th anniver­sary of the devel­op­ment of Edinburgh’s New Town, the walks will high­light the New Town’s links to the print­ing indus­try, and look at some of the traces that can still be seen. Book­ing […]

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 […]

Twilight taster sessions at Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning taster ses­sions at 5.30pm on Thurs­day 21 Sep­tem­ber and Thur­day 14 Decem­ber for peo­ple who would like to try one of their cours­es but are not sure which one. In this short twi­light ses­sion our tutors explain the dif­fer­ent tech­niques and show exam­ples of process­es and results. See the Dundee […]

Open Studio at Quarto Press

The Quar­to Press in Coupar Angus is tak­ing part in Perthshire Open Stu­dios 2017, and will be open to vis­i­tors dai­ly from 2–10September.  Let­ter­press type­set­ting & print­ing by hand, includ­ing vis­i­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion. Chil­dren wel­come if with adult super­vi­sion. For more details see the Open Stu­dios web­site.