Leith Folk & Lore

We’re excited to unveil Leith Folk & Lore: a new exhibition of artwork created by Morvern Graham during her time as Out of the Blueprint’s artist in residence.

Based on a set of local folktales from the area, Leith Folk & Lore is a celebration and showcase of Leith’s vibrant history and culture from both past and present. Using bold and explorative risograph printing techniques, Morvern has lifted these stories off the paper and brought them to life in the form of sculptural puppets and 3D installations. The exhibition will aim to bring folk together, Leithers and non locals alike, and show them something new about our proud part of the city.

Leith Folk & Lore is showing from 31st March until 26th May 2023, open to the public Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.

Introducing Goccomatic

Out of the Blueprint is excited to announce the launch of Goccomatic – DIY garment printing at Abbeymount Studios.

Goccomatic will allow artists to print their own T-shirts, tote bags and other garments using the sustainable Gocco print process.

Starting in May, we will be running inductions every Saturday and studio access on Fridays.

Who we are

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.

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’re also happy to 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 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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