Tuesdays 1.30PM - 4PM

St Sidwell's Centre, Exeter

Inky Fingers Printshop is a repurposing project with high environmental and social values. We make notebooks from old hardback books and gift tags from post-consumer office surplus. Our volunteer team share a passion for doing good by example and supporting each other in our endeavours. Tasks involve measuring, cutting, binding and glueing using a variety of machines and tools.

Our notebooks are graded by the quality of our work, not size or scarcity of the covers. Each has been fitted with new fly-leaves, usually illustrations and photographs that we've rescued from other books; and the pages are post-consumer waste paper - they're randomly assorted including colours, graph, laid and lined papers. Each book is unique and a one-off.  They make a personal and characterful addition to any busy or creative person's arsenal, for doodling, listing, sketching or even plotting out that next big project.  We can make bespoke books as gifts or (small run) branded items, please see our instagram for some examples.

We sell our notebooks at fairs, markets (including Maker Mart in Exeter) and have a small selection available online HERE.

The group also run a RISO printer for small-scale runs of reprographic work for artists, charity and commercial organisations. The offset and hands-on nature of printing with this type of machine produces an appealing outcome, popular for zines, posters and funky fliers.
We use vegetable-based inks and banana leaf masters, making this an environmentally-sound option for creative projects and impact-conscious artists. (These people describe it well - https://outoftheblueprint.org/riso/)
We currently have red, blue and black inks and offer very competitive rates for printing and different binding options if required.

If you are interested in any aspect of this project, please contact Stuart HERE