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.

Speedspools is 50!

Har­ry McIntosh’s Speed­spools has reached its Gold­en Anniver­say. He has been in busi­ness pro­duc­ing type for 50 years, since 1967 — and for many years to come at the Chep­man and Myl­lar press in Edin­burgh. Con­grat­u­la­tions!

Typography and design lecture

Gen Har­ri­son, Com­pos­i­tor and Prop­er­ty Man­ag­er at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works, will take the audi­ence through the qual­i­ties and quirks of typog­ra­phy and graph­ic design before the days of desk top pub­lish­ing. Any­one who is thrilled by the use of a good type­face or appre­ci­ates graph­ic design as an art form will enjoy this fas­ci­nat­ing […]

Introduction to letterpress at DCA

On Sat­ur­day 22 Octo­ber there’s an oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing in a ses­sion led by John Eas­son of Quar­to Press. The event lasts from 10–6 at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts print stu­dio. Book­ing essen­tial — see their web­site for details of how to book.  

Letterpress workshops at Smails

These let­ter­press work­shops at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are a chance for any­one with an inter­est in graph­ic design and typog­ra­phy to spend the day cre­at­ing their own let­ter­press art­works, posters and sta­tionery. Work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to use wood­en poster type and hand press­es to get cre­ative, with Smail’s expert staff on hand […]

Pen-y-Coe Press open day

The Pen-y-Coe Press in Bridge Street, Penicuik is open for Midlothian’s Doors Open Day on Sat­ur­day 10th Sep­tem­ber 2016. There will be paper­mak­ing and let­ter­press print­ing demon­stra­tions at 11am and 2pm, and the press will be open to vis­i­tors from 10–4. See their web­site for facil­i­ties and how to get there.

Doors Open Day at Quarto Press

The Quar­to Press, Beech Hill Road, Coupar Angus, will be open for the Perth and Kin­ross Doors Open Days this year. You will be able to see a range of press­es as well as type-cast­ing machines, and there will be demon­stra­tions of work­ing machines and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to have a go. Open 10–16-.30 on Sat­ur­day […]

Letterpress courses at St Brides

The St Bride Foun­da­tion in Lon­don have announced a range of let­ter­press print­ing work­shops includ­ing some for com­plete begin­ners. For dates and details of how to book, see their web­site.

Print event at Innerleithen

Meet the Trust at Robert Smail’s Print­as­tic fan­tas­tic event at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre in Inner­lei­then this Sat­ur­day.  We’re join­ing Smail’s staff as they help you try out relief print­ing tech­niques and get a bit inky! Par­tic­i­pants will be able to make their own greet­ings cards or print­ed pic­tures. Drop in event from 11–1 […]

Printing at St Ronan’s Wells

Inky joy for all on 20 August — join Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre to get a chance to try some relief print­ing tech­niques and get a bit inky! Par­tic­i­pants will be able to make their own greet­ings cards or print­ed pic­tures. Drop in event. 11–1 and 2–4. No book­ing […]