What we do

Out of the Blueprint is an eco print studio in Leith, Edinburgh. We use specialist Japanese printing methods called RISO and GOCCO. Through our affordable, sustainable and ethical print service, we produce posters, booklets, T-shirts and more for our local community.

As a social enterprise, we raise money through our eco printing service and reinvest all profits to support our work with young people.

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Creative Carers

Artist in Residence

Bloke in a Dress

Creative Carers

This autumn Out of the Blue and VOCAL are working in partnership to offer unpaid carers a number of creative and inspiring workshops that carers can enjoy to take time away from their caring role, try something new and connect with others.

Roll up your sleeves, unwind and enjoy the peaceful process of printing.


We are currently looking for visual artists, illustrators, graphic designers, printmakers or other creative individuals who are interested in the riso print process.

Coming soon:
Bloke in a Dress

Launches on Thursday 28th September, 6 – 9pm: all welcome!

Open Mondays – Saturdays, 10 – 5pm, Friday 29th September to Saturday 11th November.

We support young people with:


Paid opportunities for young artists with a dedicated studio space & access to the riso


Support for young artists to get their zines, comics and art publications into the world


Hands-on experience in the workplace for trainees with barriers to employment


Workshops, classes and educational projects for
young people

We also cover 50% of riso print costs for people aged 24 or under, based in Scotland, who are printing their own work
(not on behalf of another person or organisation)- just ask for the Young Artist’s Print Discount when you place your order!

Learn to print at our friendly & fun riso workshops

Support young artists and find unique artwork, zines and t-shirts on our shop

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Contact details

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

Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm
by appointment


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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