Conference on regional printing

A con­fer­ence on Places, spaces and the print­ing press: imprint­ing region­al iden­ti­ties will take place in March 2021 At the Nation­al and Uni­ver­si­ty Library, Ljubl­jana, Slove­nia. Paper pro­pos­al should be sub­mit­ted by 20 Sep­tem­ber 2020, and a selec­tion of papers, in expand­ed form, will be pub­lisl­hed in a spe­cial­ly edit­ed vol­ume of the series ‘Print­ing […]

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 […]

New date for ‘Printing for Tourists’ conference

The Print Net­works / CPHC Con­fer­ence ‘A vis­i­tor attrac­tion: print­ing for tourists’ which was due to take place in Apple­­by-in-West­­­more­­land in July 2020 has been post­poned to 20–21 July 2021. ‘Print­ing for tourists’ encom­pass­es tick­ets, notices, leaflets, labels, fold­ers, bill­heads and oth­er throw­aways, along­side books both phys­i­cal and vir­tu­al, that have come to rep­re­sent tourists […]

Print Futures Awards 2020 Applications now open

The Print­ing Char­i­ty’s annu­al Print Futures Awards sup­port peo­ple aged 18–30, who are start­ing out or already work­ing in the print, paper, pub­lish­ing, pack­ag­ing, and graph­ic arts sec­tor. You can find out more and apply on the Print­ing Char­i­ty’s web­site. The dead­line for sub­mis­sions is 26 April 2020.

Exhibition on printing in London

An exhi­bi­tion on the his­to­ry of east Lon­don’s print indus­try opens at the Nun­nery Gallery in Bow Road, Lon­don E3 on 17 Jan­u­ary 2020. It will include his­toric pho­tographs and print­ed items as well as print work­ers’ mem­o­ries, told through a new col­lec­tion of oral his­to­ries. Using archive and new­ly found mate­r­i­al from com­pa­nies, co-ops […]

Print Networks Call for Papers

The 2020 Print Net­works / CPHC Con­fer­ence will take place in Apple­­by-in-West­­­more­­land, on the edge of Wainwright’s Lake­land Fells and will take as its theme ‘print­ing for tourists’  — tick­ets, notices, leaflets, labels, fold­ers, bill­heads and oth­er throw­aways, along­side books both phys­i­cal and vir­tu­al, that have come to rep­re­sent tourists and tourism across the ages. […]

Talk on map printing by prisoners of war

Mark Evans and Ken Burn­ley are talk­ing about The Brunswick Prison Camp Map Print­ers at St Bride’s Insti­tute in Lon­don on 3 Decem­ber 2019. They will describe how a clan­des­tine press was made and run in a Ger­man pris­on­er of war camp (Oflag-79) in order to pro­duce escape maps, towards the end of the sec­ond […]

St Bride’s Library opening in December

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 4 Decem­ber and Wednes­day 18 Decem­ber from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. Check the online cat­a­logue and email a list of titles you wish to see […]

November opening at St Bride’s Library

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 6 Novem­ber and Wednes­day 20 Novem­ber from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. Check the online cat­a­logue and email a list of titles you wish to see […]

Course in Inverness

The High­land Print Stu­dio in Inver­ness are run­ning an inter­me­di­ate course on Relief Print­ing  over six evenings, start­ing on Thurs­day 31 Octo­ber. For more details and how to book see the Class­es page of the stu­dio’s web­site.