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PALS! Summer Scheme

Summer’s nearly here and that means it’s time for PALS! After the success of last year’s trial scheme Out of the Blue is once again running a week-long programme of free arts activities including aerial, drama and comic-making.

PALS! is for young people aged 11-13 in the Leith area who have – or are just about to – make the step up to big school!

Print Expo

Join us for a festival of print! Browse & buy zines, comics, t-shirts and prints at our week-long pop-up market. Feast your eyes on vibrant artwork by some of Scotland’s most exciting young artists, and if you’re feeling inspired to get printing then try it for yourself at our beginners riso workshop

Walk Don’t Walk

Get the book of our greatest hits! Walk Don’t Walk is our biggest project yet – a collection of diverse artwork by some of Scotland’s most exciting artists, comic makers and illustrators.

Sustainably riso printed using 10 inks, 18,000 sheets of paper and 144,000 print passes, in a limited edition of 500 copies.

Out of the Blueprint is a social enterprise in Leith

Our specialty is sustainable RISO and GOCCO printing – affordable, eco-friendly print with a unique aesthetic. We print posters, flyers, artwork, booklets, T-shirts and tote bags for our local community.

We reinvest the profits we make 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 projects.


Rice ink, recycled paper and 100% organic cotton


We exist to support young artists to fulfil their creative potential


Prices start from £26, with best value for runs of 50-500 prints


Printing locally keeps your money in the local economy

50% off riso printing for young artists

We’re proud to subsidise print costs for young people, to help make it easier to get your creative projects out into the world.

To be eligible, you must be

  • aged 24 or under
  • based in Scotland
  • printing your own work
    (not on behalf of another person or organisation)

Just ask for the Young Artist’s discount when placing your order

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Contact details

Out of the Blueprint
The Drill Hall
32-36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh EH6 8RG

Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm
pickup by appointment

0131 555 4604

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 supported by the William Grant foundation, the National Lottery via Creative Scotland’s Youth Arts Access Fund,
The Robertson Trust, Baillie Gifford and YouthLink Scotland.

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