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Exhibition pays tribute to Glasgow’s print history

Glaswegians will from this week have the opportunity to take a trip through time and learn about the city’s glorious printing history at a dedicated exhibition.

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‘More Than Just Books: Printing in Glasgow’ begins this week at the Lighthouse in Glasgow city centre

Taking place from November 9th to January 6th, ‘More Than Just Books: Printing in Glasgow’ is being curated by the Scottish Printing Archival Trust and will be located at the Lighthouse in the city centre.

The special event will highlight the range and variety of printing businesses in the Scottish city, and the many people it employed. Its location in the Lighthouse, the former print works of the Glasgow Herald newspaper, adds more authenticity for visitors.

Iain Robertson, director and vice-president of the Print Scotland trade association, says: “More Than Just Books promises to be an absolutely fascinating exhibition, not just for people in the industry but for a much wider public.

Glasgow was home to printers such as Robert Foulis, printer to Glasgow University, who with his brother Andrew produced beautifully typeset and carefully printed classical texts

“Printing in Scotland began in Edinburgh more than 500 years ago and flourished in Glasgow from the 17th century, when the city was beginning to carve out a place as one of the most important trading posts of the British Empire.
 
“Glasgow was home to printers such as Robert Foulis, printer to Glasgow University, who with his brother Andrew produced beautifully typeset and carefully printed classical texts. It was also a great newspaper city, with publications employing hundreds of skilled printers.”

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