Poetics of print

The Poet­ics of Print is a one-day sym­po­sium tak­ing place on Thurs­day 21 Feb­ru­ary at Win­ter­bourne House, Uni­ver­si­ty of Birm­ing­ham, which brings togeth­er speak­ers work­ing across a range of dis­ci­plines. For more details of the speak­ers and how to book, see the web­site of the Cen­tre for the His­to­ry of Print­ing and Cul­ture.

Tour the Dundee Print Studio

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts runs reg­u­lar tours on Thurs­days and Sat­ur­days. They are a per­fect pre­cur­sor to doing a course or becom­ing a reg­is­tered user — or for any­one who has always won­dered what hap­pens in the stu­dio. DCA Print Stu­dio hous­es every­thing from a Vic­to­ri­an relief press to 3D print­ers and […]

Conference on printed ephemera

Paper pro­pos­als for a con­fer­ence on Dregs, dross and debris: the art of tran­sient print, 9–10 July, 2019 at Liv­er­pool John Moores Uni­ver­si­ty should be sub­mit­ted by 31 Jan­u­ary 2019. Con­tri­bu­tions on all peri­ods of print from ear­ly mod­ern to the present are wel­come. For full details of the con­fer­ence and con­tact details see the […]

Printing exhibition in Glasgow

The Trust’s exhi­bi­tion on the his­to­ry of print­ing has been extend­ed and will run for anoth­er week at the Light­house in Glas­gow (until 11 Jan­u­ary 2019). More than just books, high­lights the range and vari­ety of the print­ing indus­try in Glas­gow, and was organ­ised as part of the Trust’s cel­e­bra­tions of its 30th anniver­sary in […]

Printing workshops at St Bride’s

If you are in Lon­don, you can try out new print­ing and relat­ed skills. St Bride’s are run­ning cours­es on hand com­po­si­tion, wood engrav­ing, and how to ‘Rebind a paper­back’. For more details of dates and how to book see the St Bride’s web­site.

Trust exhibition opens in Glasgow

The Trust’s exhi­bi­tion on print­ing in Glas­gow, More than just books, is open from today at the Light­house in Glas­gow. It has been organ­ised to mark the 30th anniver­sary of its found­ing in 1988. The exhi­bi­tion will run until 6 Jan­u­ary 2019. For details of open­ing hours, please see the Light­house web­site.

Talk on the oldest existing printers in Scotland

John McGhee will give a talk at 6.15 on Wednes­day 14 Novem­ber at the Mitchell Library in Glas­gow.  Mr Bell and Mr Bain went into part­ner­ship in 1831 as print­ers and type­set­ters in Glas­gow. Bell & Bain is still thriv­ing in the 21st cen­tu­ry. For more details and how to book, see the Glas­gow Life […]

New printing museum in France

The Ate­li­er-Musée Imprimerie (AMI) opened at Malesherbes, 70km south of Paris, at the end of Sep­tem­ber 2018. The 700 objects on dis­play include 150 machines. There are also work­shops for vis­i­tors to try mak­ing paper, or learn paper mar­bling, type com­po­si­tion, print­ing and book­bind­ing

Herald article on Glasgow’s printing history

The Trust’s new Glas­gow Print trail leaflet was high­light­ed in sto­ries in yesterday’s Glas­gow Her­ald and Evening Times. The leaflet is avail­able through our online shop, price £5 includ­ing p&p.

Quarto Press open for Doors Open Day

The Quar­to Press in Coupar Angus will be open on Sat­ur­day 15 and Sun­day 16 Sep­tem­ber as part of the Doors Open Day pro­gramme. For details of open­ing times and how to get there, see the Doors Open Day web­site.