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Welcome to the
British Printing Society

What is it about printing? Why do some people, who for all normal purposes seem rational, become weak at the knees at the thought of applying inked letters or images on to paper? Whatever the psychology, there is a significant number of people who find printing incredibly attractive: such people may join the Printing Industry but many carry it out on a small scale in their own homes and become members of the British Printing Society.

There are also people who started as hobby printers, but liked it so much that they established small printing shops. The British Printing Society is the spiritual home for such people. Part of the attraction is the pleasure of meeting like-minded people to discuss techniques, suppliers of materials etc.

Many members continue to use the traditional way of printing which is based upon using movable lead type (Letterpress). However today commercial printers mainly use computer based images which are then printed using digital or analogue technologies; these techniques have been adopted by many members, often alongside Letterpress. Digital technology is particularly suitable for short-run publications like Newsletters and Society Magazines.

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Latest News

BPS Convention 2016

Bristol 2016 Convention Logo

The 2016 Convention will be hosted by the Maidenhead Branch and take place on 8th to10th April at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Filton, Bristol, Avon, BS16 1QX. Visit the Convention web pages.

Publishing Group Annual

Copies of the Publishing Group Annual (formerly Small Printing) for 2013 - Printing in Miniature are now available for purchase along with 2012 - History and 2011 - Display . £7.50 including UK postage, £9.75 Overseas.

Members Only Area

We now have a Members Only Area. Make a visit to see the Library Book Lists, a Diary of Society and print related events, Members' Links, Links to Suppliers and other Society information relevant to Members. You will find the log in details in your Membership List.

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BPS Forum

The Society now has it's own forum where you can discuss topics and show us photos of your work or other print related items. Register now and communicate with other members. Anyone may view the topics but only members will be able to register and post.

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We now have a Facebook and Twitter pages. Log in to Facebook and 'like' us and follow us on Twitter using the buttons at the top left of this page.

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Open Area Last Updated: 12th May 2015
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