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 […]

Residential letterpress and bookbinding courses

The Grange, near Ellesmere in Shrop­shire, offers a range of res­i­den­tial cours­es that fol­low the cre­ation of a tra­di­tion­al book right through from print­ing to fin­ished illus­trat­ed book — let­ter­press print­ing cours­es, book­bind­ing cours­es, and paper mar­bling cours­es. For details of the cours­es run­ning in 2020, and how to book, see their web­site.

Letterpress workshops at Robert Smail’s

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works at Inner­lei­then are run­ning let­ter­press work­shops again this autumn, for both begin­ners and and for peo­ple with a bit more expe­ri­ence. They are tak­ing place on the week­ends of 2/3, 9/10 and 16/17 Novem­ber 2019. For more details of prices and how to book see Smail’s Face­book page, email smails@nts.org.uk or […]

Glasgow Press Wayzegoose

To mark Glas­gow Doors Open Day, Glas­gow Press is hold­ing its Wayz­goose on Sat­ur­day 21 Sep­tem­ber, from 10am-4pm. A Wayze­goose was the tra­di­tion­al annu­al out­ing held by a print­ing house for its work­ers, mark­ing the end of sum­mer and the start of the sea­son of work­ing by can­dle­light. This year, they’re stay­ing in the fac­to­ry, […]

Printers open to the public for Doors Open Day 14–15 September

Richard­son & Son Print­ers in Haw­ick will be open to the pub­lic from 11am to 1pm on Sat­ur­day 14 Sep­tem­ber. They now occu­py the print­ing works where The Haw­ick News was print­ed until 2000. The Pen-y-Coe Press and paper-mak­ing her­itage cen­tre in Penicuik will be open and there will be tours includ­ing print­ing and paper­mak­ing […]

Quarto Press open for Perth Doors Open Days

The Quar­to Press will be open for vis­i­tors for Perth Doors Open week­end Sat­ur­day 7‑Sunday 8 Sep­tem­ber from 10am to 5pm. See and try your hand at his­tor­i­cal let­ter­press print­ing, view rare machin­ery, includ­ing type­cast­ers and press­es, and dozens of old gad­gets and objects from the trade. Option­al tours will be avail­able (no book­ing required). […]

Letterpress course in Dundee

Join John Eas­son of Quar­to Press on 17 Novem­ber to learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing using authen­tic peri­od press­es and type in the Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts. For more details see the Print Stu­dio web­site.

Glasgow Press Wayzgoose

As part of this year’s Doors Open Day fes­ti­val, the Glas­gow Press is stay­ing in its fac­to­ry for its Wayz­goose (a tra­di­tion­al print­ers’ out­ing) on Sat­ur­day 15 Sep­tem­ber. You can see the fac­to­ry at work, and even join in! For more details and how to get there, see the Doors Open Day web­site.

Quarto Press open for Doors Open Day

The Quar­to Press in Coupar Angus will be open on Sat­ur­day 15 and Sun­day 16 Sep­tem­ber as part of the Doors Open Day pro­gramme. For details of open­ing times and how to get there, see the Doors Open Day web­site.