Printing for tourists

Book­ing is open for the online con­fer­ence A vis­i­tor attrac­tion: print­ing for tourists which is to take place via Zoom on 20–21 July 2021. Full details of the con­fer­ence pro­gramme and how to book are avail­able on the web­site of the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Culture.

Call for papers — Around the text

Pro­pos­als for papers are invit­ed on the theme of Around the Text for a con­fer­ence to be held in Apple­­by-in-West­­­mor­­land in Cum­bria in ear­ly April 2022. The con­fer­ence will con­sid­er sup­port­ing mate­ri­als and activ­i­ties around the design, pro­duc­tion, and pro­mo­tion of a print­ed text, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the Anglo­phone world. Full details of the con­fer­ence theme […]

Online conference on printing

Reg­is­tra­tion is open for the one day con­fer­ence on Places, spaces and the print­ing press: imprint­ing region­al iden­ti­ties organ­ised by the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry & Cul­ture in Birm­ing­ham and the Nation­al and Uni­ver­si­ty Library, Ljubl­jana, Slove­nia. It will take place online on Wednes­day 24 March 2021. Details of how to book are avail­able on […]

Online event on printing

His­to­ry of the Print­ed Image Net­work is hold­ing an online webi­nar on 22 March 2021 from 5–6.30pm on The art of indus­tri­al pub­lish­ing, look­ing at indus­tri­al pub­lish­ing and how busi­ness has used images for the fur­ther­ance of trade. The event is free but you must reg­is­ter: for more details see the Cen­tre for Print­ing History […]

Typographic Surprises!

The first event in this series organ­ised by the Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety will take place on Fri­day 26 Feb­ru­ary at 6 pm and is free of charge. Speak­ers are Dr Alexan­dra Franklin dis­cussing 3‑D print­ing, Patrick Goossens on punch-cut­t­ing and type pro­duc­tion, and Mar­tin Killeen on ear­ly illus­trat­ed books. For more details and how to […]

History of the Printed Image Network launched

The His­to­ry of the Print­ed Image Net­work (HoPIN) is a new net­work for any­one inter­est­ed in the his­to­ry of print­ed images, includ­ing (but not lim­it­ed to) artis­tic prints, book illus­tra­tion, chap­books, bal­lad-sheets, etc. There is no charge for mem­ber­ship or for online events. The net­work is part of the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Culture […]

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 pub­lished 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.