30th June 2018

The Bluecoat


Liverpool Print Fair gathers the very best in printmaking and design to provide Liverpool with accessible and affordable art. The fair is a celebration of printmaking in a variety of forms including screen printing, linocut, etching, woodcut and more.

The stallholders at Liverpool Print Fair are a great mix of artists, illustrators and designers using a variety of methods, with a strong focus on those using more traditional methods in unique and interesting ways.

Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool

School Lane,
Liverpool L1 3BX

The Bluecoat Print Studio is a vibrant open access printmaking facility based within the Bluecoat Gallery and studios in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Committed to promoting and facilitating the exploration of print, Bluecoat Print Studio offer workshops, exhibitions, residencies and low cost rental of studios to artists.

The Bluecoat have both a screen print and an etching studio which experienced printmakers can hire throughout the week. If you are an experienced printmaker and would like to find out more about hiring visit the Bluecoat website.

Introductory workshops are available for beginners and intermediate workshops for those who would like to expand their print knowledge, all taught by experts in their field.

Screen printing workshop with The Print Social at Light Night 2016

The Print Social


The Print Social was formed by a group of friends in Liverpool who are excited about traditional print methods and were looking for a way to meet similar folk. The group is intended to provide a platform for both experienced and inexperienced printmakers (as well as those who have yet to try printmaking) to share knowledge and get involved in exhibitions and bigger projects.

We organise a meetup every couple of months to get out of the studio, grab a coffee or a beer and chat about what we’ve been working on. This gives us a great opportunity to discuss ideas, solve technical problems and share tips on the best places to buy materials.

The Team

Abigail Sinclair printing at the Bluecoat Print Studio
Abigail Sinclair

Abe is a freelance web designer who also makes prints as part of Things by us. She organises Liverpool Print Fair as an excuse to gather all the artists she loves and show them off to the people of Liverpool.

Scott Duffey running a Print Social workshop
Scott Duffey

Scott is a digital designer who makes brilliant gig posters and prints as part of Toucan Tango. He formed The Print Social in 2015 to create events like Liverpool Print Fair which provide a platform to showcase the talent in Liverpool's creative community.

Mark Adamson running a Print Social workshop
Mark Adamson

Mark is an excellent graphic designer who loves minimal design and creates prints as the other half of Things by us. He does an amazing job of designing all of our fair materials including the branding and posters for the event.