Stationer’s Company archive now online

Pri­ma­ry sources from the archive of The Wor­ship­ful Com­pa­ny of Sta­tion­ers & News­pa­per Mak­ers, at Sta­tion­ers’ Hall in the City of Lon­don, have been digi­tised. The new Lit­er­ary Print Cul­ture web­site pro­vides access to a vast col­lec­tion of pri­ma­ry source doc­u­ments for the study of the his­to­ry of the book, pub­lish­ing his­to­ry, the his­to­ry of […]

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 […]

Printers in World War I

Some infor­ma­tion on World War I rolls of hon­our for the print­ing and allied trades in Scot­land have been added to the Peo­ple sec­tion of our web­site. If you have any infor­ma­tion about print­ers’ war ser­vice that could be added to this sec­tion, please email the Hon­orary Sec­re­tary or use the form on our Con­tacts […]

Douglas Foulis

Dou­glas Foulis, of the long-estab­lished pub­lish­ing and bind­ing firm of Hunter & Foulis, died in Decem­ber 2016 at the age of 90. As well as work­ing int he indus­try, he was involved in the work of the Soci­ety of Mas­ter Print­ers’ of Scot­land. Obit­u­ar­ies of him have been pub­lished in the Scots­man and the Her­ald.

Douglas Grant

The Edin­burgh print­er and pub­lish­er, Dou­glas Grant, died in July 2014. He was a sig­nif­i­cant fig­ure in the print­ing and pub­lish­ing indus­try, lat­ter­ly as the man­ag­ing direc­tor of Scot­tish Aca­d­e­m­ic Press. Ear­li­er, he had been the man­ag­ing direc­tor of Oliv­er & Boyd, and was involved in the efforts to save R & R Clark around […]

Dundee Printers in World War I

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land has added a num­ber of World War I ‘rolls of hon­our’ to their dig­i­tal gallery. Among them is the Roll of hon­our of Cax­ton House Print­ing Office, Dundee, pub­lished in 1920. The book includes details of the print­ing career and war expe­ri­ences of employ­ees, and in some cas­es there are also […]

Allan Waterston

The mil­i­tary career of Edin­burgh print­er, Allan Water­ston, who recent­ly died aged 92, is high­light­ed in the obit­u­ary pub­lished in the Dai­ly Tele­graph. He saw active ser­vice in North Africa, Italy and Aus­tria in World War II. His war ser­vice inter­rupt­ed his stud­ies at the Lon­don Col­lege of Print­ing, and on their final com­ple­tion he […]

Printing in Scotland and Doors Open Days

Sep­tem­ber is Doors Open Day in Scot­land. This year’s pro­gramme includes some print­ers and a num­ber of oth­er places asso­ci­at­ed with the indus­try that are open to the pub­lic. On Sat­ur­day 7 and Sun­day 8 Sep­tem­ber, Glad­stone Court Muse­um in Big­gar is open. The dis­plays include a print­ing shop. On Sat­ur­day 14 Sep­tem­ber, the Pen-y-Coe […]

R & R Clark on YouTube

A film about ‘Edin­burgh print­ers at work and play’ has been put on YouTube. It fea­tures images from the case­room at R & R Clark, and descrip­tions of the social activ­i­ties at the firm. You can watch it here: