Print Expo

Saturday 9th - Saturday 16th July 2022
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Out of the Blueprint’s Print Expo is a week-long festival of print from Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th July

Get your inky fingers on some affordable art! Print Expo is your chance to browse & buy zines, comics, tees and riso prints by some of Scotland’s most exciting young artists.

Out of the Blueprint will be launching 8 new publications hot off the press, as well as dusting off some old favourites from the Drill Hall vaults. Come along and rummage through hand-printed T-shirts, flick through zines and comics, browse limited edition prints, and get a sneak peek of some never-before-seen artwork.

Feeling inspired? Book your place on the riso workshop and learn how to make your very own prints! 

what’s on?
pop-up market
Open Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th July
10am-5pm, free entry, closed Sundays

Browse & buy fresh zines, comics, tees and RISO prints by some of Scotland’s most exciting young artists. Everything for sale has been printed at the Out of the Blueprint studio, and all profits will help to support the next generation of creativity. Drop in, take your time and see what catches your eye!

Featuring work by: Cal Mac, Rebecca Sheerin, Joanna Blémont, Emelia Kerr Beale, koolkatwarner, Hazel Laing, Kenna Maskoet, CooCoora, Ot Pascoe, Gemma Gorton & Sarah Phelan

exhibition launch
Saturday 9th July, free entry 

Print Expo marks the launch of SUN, an exhibition of incredible brand-new artwork from Out of the Blueprint’s latest artist-in-residence CooCoora, alongside highlights from their past three residencies Feed Your Head by Ot Pascoe, A Time and A Place by Gemma Gorton, and a public fax forum by Sarah Phelan. We’ll also be taking advantage of the full length of the hall to display some of Sarah’s spectacular rolls of fax artwork for the first time – you won’t want to miss this!

Featuring work by:
CooCoora, Ot Pascoe, Gemma Gorton & Sarah Phelan

riso workshop
Saturday 16th July
1pm – 5pm, £40

Learn how to print with our riso expert Bethany, who will teach you the basics of risograph and show you some fun & easy ways to create your own unique artwork. No experience necessary!

Book your place online

Featuring work by: you!


Out of the Blueprint is a social enterprise in Leith. We reinvest the profits from our print service to support our core aim – to help young people. We do this through providing traineeships, residencies, exhibitions and educational projects, and supporting young people to pursue their own creative work.


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