Tender Hands is a small community-focused risograph press, specialising in creative skill-sharing workshops and publishing + distributing printed matter by marginalised creatives.

Our aim is to make printing creative content more accessible, affordable and to also help diversify DIY scenes, creative communities and spaces.

We are currently based in Glasgow Zine Library in Govanhill, Glasgow, UK.

TH is currently closed due to Covid-19.

Find us here:

636 Cathcart Road
G42 8AA
Glasgow, United Kingdom

With a focus on DIY arts, diversifying and building community art spaces, we offer workshops and open access sessions:


workshops exploring a contemporary model of skill-sharing, open to all who seek comfort through making. Every month we create a safe and playful space to encourage people of all abilities and backgrounds to bring a project they have been working on for any advice, critique or lots of helping hands.
#makestuffclub / @makestuffclub

Riso Inductions/£10

want to learn more about risograph printing and how you can publish your own zine or create other printed works? We now hold inductions on our equipment, where you will be shown how to use the riso printer and other fascilities.

Riso Open-Access/Book Slots:

once you’ve had your induction, you can book yourself a (half, 1 or 2 hour) slot to print your projects!  Slot-sheets will be posted on the TH board. 

Open Access price-list:
£3/ master per colour
10p/ printed impression
We ask you to bring your own uncoated paper.

TH technician will be there to help you assist if needed and to calculate all costs, just bring your print job and ask us!

All prices are non-profit and will go towards covering consumables and requiring better equipment.
All Govanhill residents will receive 10% discount on all print jobs.
In partnership with Glasgow Zine Library
@glasgowzinelib / #glasgowzinelibrary

if you have any questions, you can contact us at: tenderhandspress@gmail.com

✄ News:

✐ We are now based in Glasgow Zine Library! 

✐ We have also set up a patreon in order to save up funds to put towards better equipment and costs towards consumables and this website!

Please do suppot us if you can or if you come across any bursaries/ways to apply for funding, then that would also be so much appreciated!