Just My Type!

Drop in to St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre on Sat­ur­day 16 April 2016. You will have a chance to view the exhi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing 150 years of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works and print your own sou­venir keep­sake using orig­i­nal type­set­ting and print­ing tech­niques! This is a free event, and no book­ing is required. For more infor­ma­tion, […]

Display of letterpress posters

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land is host­ing a dis­play of lim­it­ed edi­tion let­ter­press posters from 1 April to 2 May at their build­ing on George IV Bridge. The posters have been designed by graph­ic design stu­dents at Edin­burgh Napi­er Uni­ver­si­ty, where print­ing was taught for more than 40 years. The posters have been inspired by […]

Letterpress workshop at NLS

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land, in asso­ci­a­tion with Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works, is hold­ing a drop-in print­ing work­shop on Tues­day 5 April, 11am-2pm. Suit­able for any­one aged 6 and over, this is a drop-in event … but mind your ps and qs. See the Nation­al Library of Scotland’s web­site for more details.

Vintage presses

Ear­li­er in Octo­ber, an arti­cle by Har­ry Mot­tram appeared in Print Month­ly on ‘print indus­try arti­sans who know their ems from their ens’. He writes about the ‘vin­tage press­es’ which are keep­ing tra­di­tion­al print­ing skills alive.  Some are oper­at­ing machines dat­ing back to the mid-nine­­teenth cen­tu­ry.

Doors open at the Quarto Press

The Quar­to Press at Coupar Angus will be open on Sat­ur­day 26th and Sun­day 27th Sep­tem­ber this year for Doors Open Day, from 10am until 4.30pm (last admis­sion 4pm). The Quar­to Press has a range of machines (includ­ing type-cast­ing machines) and gad­gets to illus­trate bygone print­ing meth­ods and process­es used in the indus­try from its […]

Letterpress workshops sold out

The let­ter­press work­shops run­ning at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works in Inner­lei­then on Sat­ur­day 7 and Sun­day 8 Novem­ber 2015 has sold out.

Letterpress workshops at Smail’s

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works in Inner­lei­then are run­ning let­ter­press work­shops on Sat­ur­day 7 Novem­ber and Sun­day 8 Novem­ber 2015. Ink, type and imag­i­na­tion are all that’s required! Spaces are lim­it­ed, so book­ing is essen­tial. Please email smails@nts.org.uk or phone 01896 830206 for more infor­ma­tion or to book. Over 14+ only, thanks.

Arab Press looking for a home

An Arab press made by J Wade of Hal­i­fax is look­ing for a good home. There is also a quan­ti­ty of type and a col­lec­tion of plates for illus­tra­tions — most­ly on sci­en­tif­ic sub­jects. They are all cur­rent­ly in store. If you have any inter­est in this mate­r­i­al, please con­tact the sec­re­tary for more details. […]

Lost art of letterpress’

The BBC have put on their web­site a report of a vis­it to a let­ter­press ware­house in Mass­a­chu­setts, which has been gath­er­ing equip­ment from let­ter­press print­ing firms that are clos­ing. The ware­houe offers let­ter­press machines and oth­er equip­ment for sale to the com­mu­ni­ty of let­ter­press enthu­si­asts. You can see the video about the vis­it on […]

Courses at St Brides

The St Bride Foun­da­tion runs a range of course for new and exist­ing let­ter­press print­ers. For up-to-date details see their web­site, which also includes details of their shop and oth­er events.