Exhibition at Merchiston Campus Library

Part of the Trust’s exhi­bi­tion on the her­itage of the print­ing indus­try in Scot­land is now on dis­play in the library at Edin­burgh Napi­er University’s Mer­chis­ton Cam­pus. The dis­play fea­tures images from the Edward Clark Col­lec­tion which con­sists of around 5,000 items illus­trat­ing the devel­op­ment of the book from the 15th cen­tu­ry.

Conference on post-war printing

Paper pro­pos­als are invit­ed for an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­fer­ence, to be held at Oxford on 10–11 Octo­ber 2019, on post-war print­ing — cov­er­ing all aspects of 20th-cen­­tu­ry bib­li­og­ra­phy, print­ing his­to­ry, typo­graph­ic his­to­ry, print cul­ture, social and eco­nom­ic his­to­ry. For full details and how to sub­mit a pro­pos­al — dead­line 19 April 2019 — see the web­site […]

Robert Smail’s re-opens for 2019

The Nation­al Trust for Scotland’s print­ing works, Robert Smail’s in Inner­lei­then, re-opens for the sea­son on Mon­day 1 April. For full details of open­ing hours for this sea­son, and how to get there, see their web­site.

Technologies of print in Asia

A con­fer­ence on the his­to­ry of print­ing tech­nolo­gies in South and South­east Asian print­ing his­to­ry has been announced, to be held at the Roy­al Asi­at­ic Soci­ety in Lon­don, on Tues­day 26 March 2019. The con­fer­ence will focus on mate­ri­als, process­es, prac­tices, as well as on labour­ers, tin­ker­ers, entre­pre­neurs and oth­er indi­vid­u­als in the his­to­ry of […]

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.