Assistant printer wanted at Robert Smail’s

The Nation­al Trust for Scot­land are adver­tis­ing for an Assis­tant Print­er to work at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works in Inner­lei­then. For details of the job and how to apply see the jobs sec­tion of the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s web­site. Clos­ing date is 12 August 2022.

Robert Smail’s opening for 2022

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works reopens on Fri­day 1 April for the 2022 sea­son. Spaces are lim­it­ed and access to the print­ing works is by pre-booked time slots only. For more details and how to book, see Smail’s page on the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s website. 

Letterpress workshops at Robert Smail’s

Spend the day with expert staff at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works for a one-day work­shop in Scot­land’s old­est con­tin­u­al­ly oper­a­tional let­ter­press print­ers. Cre­ate let­ter­press art­work, poster, post­card, or greet­ings card up to A3 size. For all lev­els of abil­i­ty from the age of 14 up. For more details, and how to book see event website.

February course at St Brides

St Bride’s Foun­da­tion are run­ning a one day cours­es on using an Adana plat­en press, includ­ing hand type­set­ting and print­ing, as well as prac­ti­cal points regard­ing main­te­nance of the press, work­shop man­age­ment and what to look out for when pur­chas­ing equip­ment. It is run­ning on 23 Feb­ru­ary. More details of the course and how to […]

Printing workshop at Glasgow Press

Join Glas­gow Press on 10 Feb­ru­ary for a let­ter­press work­shop, where you can cre­ate a poster using their antique Columbian and Van­der­cook print­ing press­es. For more details and how to book vis­it the What’s on Glas­gow site.

Adana printing courses at St Brides

St Bride’s Foun­da­tion are run­ning their one day cours­es on using an Adana plat­en press, includ­ing hand type­set­ting and print­ing, as well as prac­ti­cal points regard­ing main­te­nance of the press, work­shop man­age­ment and what to look out for when pur­chas­ing equip­ment. They are run­ning on 12 & 26 Jan­u­ary, and 23 Feb­ru­ary. More details of […]

Quarto Press open to visitors

The Quar­to Press at Coupar Angus is open to vis­i­tors for the Perth & Kin­ross 2021 Doors Open Day week­end, 18 and 19 Sep­tem­ber. For details of the work­shop and how to get there see the Doors Open Day website. 

Wayzgoose at the Glasgow Press

The Glas­gow Press is stay­ing the work­shop for this year’s Wayz­goose on Sat­ur­day 18 Sep­tem­ber for Glas­gow’s 2021 Doors Open Day. Details of the let­ter­press work­shops are on the Doors Open Day website.

Quarto Press open for visitors

The Quar­to Press will be open for the Doors Open Day week­end in Perth & Kin­ross (Sat­ur­day 19 & Sun­day 20 Sepem­ber): a wide col­lec­tion of mate­r­i­al and machines from the 500-year-old craft of print­ing will be on dis­play, with demon­stra­tions and oppor­tu­ni­ties to par­tic­i­pate set­ting type and print­ing an item. Book­ing is essential — […]

Periscope Press acquires Victoria printing machine

SPrAT Trustee, Tim Hon­nor has recent­ly installed a new machine at the his pri­vate press in Inver­ness. The Vic­to­ria print­ing machine may be the only one of its kind in Scot­land in work­ing order — it was made in 1932 and is elec­tri­cal­ly dri­ven. The Periscope Press also has a trea­dle ‘Arab’ plat­en made in […]