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.

Short courses in Edinburgh

This year the Uni­ver­si­ty of Edin­burgh are offer­ing a new range of short cours­es in a Fes­ti­val of Open Learn­ing over the sum­mer. Among the cours­es on offer is a series of ‘teatime taster’ ses­sions on print­mak­ing enti­tled ‘The proof is in the print­ing’. Full details are in the brochure which can be down­loaded from […]

Print City, Dundee

Print City, a project by Print Fes­ti­val Scot­land will be host­ed by Dundee Design Fes­ti­val 2017. West Ward Works will once again be the home to the cel­e­bra­tion of design from May 24 to 29 2017. For more details see the Print City web­site.

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 […]

Edinburgh Printmakers Castle Mill Project

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers have released a short film about their vision for the future of a new cen­tre for print­mak­ing and cre­ative indus­tries at the Cas­tle Mill Print Works. The £11 mil­lion project is to open to the pub­lic in 2019, in a trans­formed her­itage build­ing, which will house a year-round pub­lic pro­gramme of exhi­bi­tions, events […]

St Bride’s Wayzgoose

St Bride’s are hold­ing a Wayz­goose again this year — on 21 May. For more details keep an eye on their web­site. If you want to get a flavour of last year’s event, there’s a report on the St Bride’s blog.

Exhibition of Bindings in Aberdeen

An exhi­bi­tion of book bind­ings that belonged to peo­ple of note, many of them spe­cial­ly bound by hand. Cov­er sto­ries: what bind­ings say about books is on at the Gallery in the Sir Dun­can Rice Gallery, Uni­ver­si­ty of Aberdeen until the end of May 2017. For more infor­ma­tion and details of open­ing hours etc see […]

Courses at Dundee Contemporary Arts

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning cours­es on paper­mak­ing, etch­ing and book­bind­ing, amongst oth­ers this spring. Details of all cours­es are on their web­site.

Introductory courses in Glasgow

Glas­gow Print Stu­dio are run­ning intro­duc­to­ry cours­es on print­mak­ing in their stu­dio over the next few months. For details see their web­site.