Baskerville Society Grant Scheme

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions to the Baskerville Soci­ety small grant scheme (up to a max­i­mum of £250) is on 30 Sep­tem­ber 2017.  Appli­ca­tions are invit­ed from schol­ars, inde­pen­dent or affil­i­at­ed, who are either engaged in research con­nect­ed to the print­er and type­founder John Baskerville (1706–75), or whose work cov­ers print­ing his­to­ry or print cul­ture of […]

Open Studio at Quarto Press

The Quar­to Press in Coupar Angus is tak­ing part in Perthshire Open Stu­dios 2017, and will be open to vis­i­tors dai­ly from 2–10September.  Let­ter­press type­set­ting & print­ing by hand, includ­ing vis­i­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion. Chil­dren wel­come if with adult super­vi­sion. For more details see the Open Stu­dios web­site.

St Bride Library catalogue online

The cat­a­logue of the St Bride Library cat­a­logue is now search­able online, through this web link.

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 […]

The Trust on Twitter

The Trust’s Twit­ter account @PrintScot has just reached 150 fol­low­ers thanks to the founder of the Met­al­type web­site — ‘Yesterday’s tech­nol­o­gy — today’, which is a trea­sure trove of infor­ma­tion about tra­di­tion­al print­ing tech­niques, espe­cial­ly about hot met­al type­set­ting.

New use for Dundee print works

Accord­ing to the Scots­man, the plan­ning process is under­way to trans­form D C Thom­son’s for­mer print works build­ing in Dundee’s Guthrie Street into a new hub for the cre­ative indus­tries. The inau­gur­al Dundee Design Fes­ti­val took place there last year. The long-term aim is to pro­vide a new home for exhi­bi­tions and per­for­mance, as well […]

Courses at Edinburgh Printmakers

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers are run­ning cours­es on etch­ing, an intro­duc­to­ry course on print­mak­ing using block type and stone lith­o­g­ra­phy, among oth­ers. For more details and to see infor­ma­tion about oth­er events and exhi­bi­tions, please see the Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers web­site.

Robert Smail’s Printing Works open for 2017

The Nation­al Trust for Scotland’s let­ter­press print­ing works, Robert Smail’s in Inner­lei­then, opens again for the 2017 sea­son on Sat­ur­day 1 April. For details of open­ing times and how to get there vis­it their web­site.

Print’s progress in the 20th century

You can still book tick­ets for the con­fer­ence on twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry print­ing his­to­ry organ­ised by the Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Cul­ture and the Nation­al Print Muse­um, Dublin. Enti­tled From craft to tech­nol­o­gy and back again: print’s progress in the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, the con­fer­ence will be host­ed by the Nation­al Print […]

Print Futures awards

Appli­ca­tions are open for the Print Futures Awards 2017. These awards are grants of up to £1,500 to help peo­ple (res­i­dent in the UK) aged 18 to 30 years train for careers in print­ing, pub­lish­ing, pack­ag­ing and graph­ic arts or devel­op their exist­ing roles in those sec­tors. For more details about dead­lines and how to […]