Letterpress workshop in Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning a Fes­tive Let­ter­press work­shop on Sat­ur­day 9 Decem­ber 2017. Learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing using authen­tic peri­od press­es and type with John Eas­son of the Quar­to Press, and make your own sea­son­al greet­ing card.

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, […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Robert Smail’s Printing Works open for 2017

The Nation­al Trust for Scotland’s let­ter­press print­ing works, Robert Smail’s in Inner­lei­then, opens again for the 2017 sea­son on Sat­ur­day 1 April. For details of open­ing times and how to get there vis­it their web­site.

Printing collection looking for a home

There is an urgent need to find a home for print­ing arte­facts that used to be part of the col­lec­tion at Newark Mill­gate Muse­um, until its clo­sure in 2012.  They include an 1837 Atlas Press and an 1840 Albion Press among oth­er arte­facts. If any­one is inter­est­ed please con­tact Kevin Win­ter at Newark Muse­um to […]

Life in Letterpress

There is a major ret­ro­spec­tive exhi­bi­tion cov­er­ing Alan Kitching’s life and work, span­ning six decades cur­rent­ly in progress at the Light­house Gallery in Glas­gow. Called A life in let­ter­press it includes exam­ples of his work, sketch­books, proofs, arte­facts and equip­ment from his stu­dio. The exhi­bi­tion is on until 5 March 2017.

Tragara Press print shop

The crown folio Arab press owned and run by the late Alan Ander­son of the Tra­gara Press, is being offered for dis­pos­al — prefer­ably as a whole, with­in Scot­land. It was in reg­u­lar use until his death ear­li­er this year. There is more detail in the PDF doc­u­ment which you can down­load through this link.