We're Out of the Blueprint

A print studio based in Edinburgh. We specialise in risograph printing - an affordable, eco-friendly print process with a unique aesthetic.


  • Blueprint residency opportunities

    Posted in Home, Latest on Aug 11, 2018

    Out of the Blueprint are delighted to announce that, as part of our creative programme, and marking 2018 as the Year of Young People, we’re seeking applications from young artists for two artist print based residencies this winter/spring. The residencies are available to Scottish based artists, aged 24 years old or under. Each residency takes place over two months and provides the artist with a workspace, access to the Riso and Gocco machines, a fee and budget for materials; as well as an opportunity to exhibit work in progress within The Drill Hall.

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    We’re Out of the Blueprint, a print studio based in Edinburgh. We specialise in risograph printing - an affordable, eco-friendly print process with a unique aesthetic. We print posters, flyers, artwork, booklets - and more!

    Out of the Blueprint is a social enterprise, so any profits we make help us to provide training opportunities for young people, and support young artists with their own creative projects.

    So every time you use our print service for your flyers, posters or publications, you’re helping a young illustrator to produce their first comic, funding a traineeship for a young person with additional support needs, and supporting a new artist to curate their first exhibition.


    Out of the Blueprint offers training opportunities to young people with barriers to employment.

    Our trainee programme helps young people develop skills for the workplace, as well as offering the chance to build their own creative portfolio. Trainees learn how to carry out print jobs for customer, develop their design skills, communicate professionally with clients and much more.

    We’ve partnered with Thistle charity’s InterAct project, working with young people with additional support needs, and we’ve also taken referrals from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and the JET Programme, a job, employment and training programme for high school students.

    To find out more about training opportunities, email us at blueprint@outoftheblue.org.uk or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
    Image of staff assisting trainee


    Out of the Blueprint was set up in 2015 as part of the #artcore youth arts project, supported by Creative Scotland’s Time to Shine initiative, Young Start and The Robertson Trust. We are currently funded by Young Start and The Robertson Trust, with our creative programme supported by Creative Scotland.

    Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust
    Young Start
    The Robertson Trust

    People we've worked with

    Edinburgh Art Festival
    Leith Late 2017
    Hidden Door
    We’ve produced print for Hidden Door and Leith Late, designed artwork for Unesco City of Literature and Take One Action, curated exhibitions with George Douglas and Rumana Sayed, and published zines with Edinburgh Art Festival.


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    Out of the Blue Drill Hall,
    36 Dalmeny Street – Edinburgh EH6 8RG,
    Studio G30

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