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.

September opening for St Bride Library

The St Bride Library Read­ing Room will be open to the pub­lic from 12 noon to 8pm on Wednes­day 6 Sep­tem­ber and  Wednes­day 20 Sep­tem­ber. Remem­ber to email the library (library@sbf.org.uk) to book your vis­it in advance.

Edinburgh Printmakers Market

There is a Print­Mak­ers Mar­ket at Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers this Sat­ur­day 19 August. This is a free fam­i­ly event where local mak­ers com­ing togeth­er to dis­play, sell and pro­mote their items, includ­ing jew­ellery, ceram­ics, prints, artist books and much more. Browse the stalls, dis­cov­er hand­made wares and relax with deli­cious bak­ing. More details on the Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers […]

St Bride Library catalogue online

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

Courses in Glasgow

The Glas­gow Print Stu­dio runs a range of cours­es on print mak­ing tech­niques, such as the week­end cours­es on wood­cut tech­niques in Sep­tem­ber 2017. Full details and how to book on their web­site.

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.

Courses in Dundee

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning taster cours­es over the next cou­ple of months to help you decide which print­mak­ing tech­nique you would like to try. Full details of all cours­es and how to book are on their 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.

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 […]