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

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


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.

Out of the Blueprint is a social enterprise, and 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 aged 13-25. 

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 blueprint@outoftheblue.org.uk or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.


Out of the Blueprint was set up in 2015 as part of the artcore youth arts project, with help from Creative Scotland’s Time to Shine initiative. We are supported by The Robertson Trust, Young Start and Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust.

People we've worked with

We’ve produced print for festivals such as Hidden Door and Leith Late, designed artwork for Unesco City of Literature and Take One Action, and published zines with Edinburgh Art Festival.


Phone: 0131 555 4604

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