Typography and design lecture

Gen Har­ri­son, Com­pos­i­tor and Prop­er­ty Man­ag­er at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works, will take the audi­ence through the qual­i­ties and quirks of typog­ra­phy and graph­ic design before the days of desk top pub­lish­ing. Any­one who is thrilled by the use of a good type­face or appre­ci­ates graph­ic design as an art form will enjoy this fas­ci­nat­ing talk. […]

Letterpress workshops at Smails

These let­ter­press work­shops at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are a chance for any­one with an inter­est in graph­ic design and typog­ra­phy to spend the day cre­at­ing their own let­ter­press art­works, posters and sta­tionery. Work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to use wood­en poster type and hand press­es to get cre­ative, with Smail’s expert staff on hand […]

Talk on archives at Smail’s

Ian Rich­es, archivist for the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land is giv­ing a lec­ture at 8pm tonight at St Ronan’s Wells in Inner­lei­then, where he will talk about the archive of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works as well as oth­er archives in the care of NTS. For more details see Smail’s website.

Print event at Innerleithen

Meet the Trust at Robert Smail’s Print­as­tic fan­tas­tic event at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre in Inner­lei­then this Sat­ur­day.  We’re join­ing Smail’s staff as they help you try out relief print­ing tech­niques and get a bit inky! Par­tic­i­pants will be able to make their own greet­ings cards or print­ed pic­tures. Drop in event from 11–1 […]

Bookbinding for beginners

Book­bind­ing for begin­ners is an intro­duc­to­ry work­shop where begin­ners can learn about all the mate­ri­als and tech­niques need­ed to make tra­di­tion­al sewn hard-back note­book, with step-by-step guid­ance along the way from Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works. On Sat­ur­day 17 Sep­tem­ber at St Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Wells Brae, Inner­lei­then. Book­ing essen­tial: for fur­ther infor­ma­tion and how […]

Printing at St Ronan’s Wells

Inky joy for all on 20 August — join Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre to get a chance to try some relief print­ing tech­niques and get a bit inky! Par­tic­i­pants will be able to make their own greet­ings cards or print­ed pic­tures. Drop in event. 11–1 and 2–4. No booking […]

Papermaking at Robert Smail’s

Reduce, Reuse and Recy­cle paper into love­ly hand­made paper at at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Inner­lei­then on Sat­ur­day 18 June 2016. Learn how to make your own beau­ti­ful and unique hand­made paper from used paper scraps and water from the St. Ronan’s Wells. Adorn your paper with found objects and addi­tion­al media. No previous […]

Bookbinding at Robert Smails

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are run­ning a work­shop on book­bind­ing at St Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre on 21 May 2016. Dis­cov­er how to make sim­ple artists books through a range of media and tech­niques. Work­shop fee includes equip­ment and mate­ri­als to pro­duce your book with step-by-step guid­ance along the way. Please bring your own refreshments […]

Just My Type!

Drop in to St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre on Sat­ur­day 16 April 2016. You will have a chance to view the exhi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing 150 years of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works and print your own sou­venir keep­sake using orig­i­nal type­set­ting and print­ing tech­niques! This is a free event, and no book­ing is required. For more information, […]

Display of letterpress posters

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land is host­ing a dis­play of lim­it­ed edi­tion let­ter­press posters from 1 April to 2 May at their build­ing on George IV Bridge. The posters have been designed by graph­ic design stu­dents at Edin­burgh Napi­er Uni­ver­si­ty, where print­ing was taught for more than 40 years. The posters have been inspired by Robert […]