Out of the Blueprint is a risograph print studio based in Edinburgh.

We offer affordable, eco-friendly printing and help support young artists.


This year’s Edinburgh Comic Art Festival

Friday 17th November, 2017

We’re delighted to be hosting this year’s Edinburgh Comic Art Festival in The Drill Hall, in partnership with BHP Comics. The one-day extravaganza on Saturday 2nd December features stalls from over 40 comic makers and publishers, and a host of presentations and workshops - offering advice, tips, insights and techniques.. The event is free, as are all workshops - for more info and to sign up for workshops, visit


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 customers, 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 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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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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Phone: 0131 555 4604

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