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Call 07806 782109 or email if you would like us to facilitate a workshop at your place!

Letterpress Workshop, Derby

Create a Letterpress Print workshop

Create a unique print and learn the basics of letterpress in an absorbing evening at Smallprint HQ!

The session is ideal for people of all letterpress abilities who are interested in the creative aspect of letterpress.


We’re working off-site today! Please come back another time, we’d love to see you.


Competition Time!

We’re celebrating the launch of our new wedding inspired workshops and we want to say a huge congratulations to everyone who has got recently engaged. What better way than to launch our brand new Save the Date Letterpress Workshops?! 

Such an exciting time and if you haven’t already, we’re sure that you’ll be falling headlong into the wedding plans very soon…

Well! The first thing you need to do is ensure that your nearest and dearest are available for the Big Day and what better way to let them know, than with a Save the Date card? With our Save the Date workshops, you can spend a few hours with your fiancée / fiancé or friends and family, perfecting the perfect announcement for the special day. Each workshop is supervised by our expert printer Chris, who will guide you through the session, taking into account the style and colour that you are looking for. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to take away a bundle of Save the Dates including envelopes (plus some guaranteed smiles).

A6 Save the Date
A6 Save the Date


We are offering one lucky couple the chance to design and print their own Save the Date stationery in our letterpress studio. All you have to do? Head on over to our Facebook page, like the page AND the competition post, share and tag away! Winners will be notified on January 31st 2018. Terms and Conditions apply.

Terms and Conditions

This competition is for a four hour Save the Date Workshop for 2 people worth £198.The winner must confirm a date with The Smallprint Company to undertake the workshop by February 14th otherwise the prize will be forfeited.

The Smallprint Company does not spam and you will not be added to any mailing lists unless you request it. You can change your mind at any time by un-liking The Smallprint Company Facebook page at any time.

No purchase is necessary for entry to the draw. Competition closes at midnight on 30th January 2018. This date is liable to be changed or the offer withdrawn at any time or without any notification.

To enter, follow the instructions on The Smallprint Company Facebook page.

Other offers are not valid with this competition.

Entry must be made by the entrant. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other address, including but not limited to commercial competitions, subscriptions, notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified from this prize draw. The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited.

No responsibility is accepted for any entries that are incomplete, ineligible, corrupted, lost or delayed or are unable to be sent because of any technical or other reason. Proof of sending the entry will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

Entries to the competition give entrants the chance to win the prize and entry does not guarantee the entrant the prize.

Winners must be able to attend a workshop at The Smallprint Company, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby DE1 1JF.

The prize is as stated and non-transferable. There is no cash alternative.

The result of the prize draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during this time within 5 days of the draw being made. If a winner cannot be contacted, or is not available we will re-draw to another winner from the list of correct entries.

Events may occur that render the prize draw itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.

Studio Closed

The studio is closed today as we’re running drop-in letterpress workshops at Markeaton Park Craft Village. Pop by and say hello!

First International Mail Art Project

We’re fast approaching the end of our first ever International Mail Art Project exhibition: Post Truth.

We had over 50 submissions from all over the world, ranging from the UK to Australia to Brazil to Japan.
The brief was based upon shortlisted words for The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year and Post Truth did in fact win Word of the Year 2016.


Jakabhazi Alexandru, Romania                    Woke
Helen Amyes, W. Australia                            “Post Truth” Studies
Patrick Anderson-McQuoid, Ireland           Remembering
Robyn Banks, Australia                                  Untitled
Hannah Barker, UK                                        Truth – Post
Hannah Barker, UK                                        Post Post Truth
Hannah Barker, UK                                        Pedestrians
Chris Barker, UK                                             Post Truth 1
Chris Barker, UK                                             Post Truth 2
Pedro Bericat, Spain                                       Post-truth
Elizabeth Blades, UK                                      Colour in & Cut Out
Chevalier Daniel C. Boyer, USA                   The Duke and the Partisan Await the Arrival of False News
Mustafa Cevat Atalay, Turkey                       ekslibris adnan turani
Mustafa Cevat Atalay, Turkey                       Untitled
Mustafa Cevat Atalay, Turkey                       Untitled
Rob Chapman, UK                                           Tony Blair on the decision to invade Iraq, March 2006
Ryosuke Cohen, Japan                                   Brain Cell – 962
Ryosuke Cohen, Japan                                   Untitled
David Edge, UK                                               This is a Photograph
Biro Ildiko, Hungary                                       Brexiteer
Alan Jenkins, UK                                             Untitled
John Jennings, Ireland                                   Alien Reflections
Anna Johnson, UK                                          Post truth?????
Pandora Johnson, UK                                    The Truth is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Brendan McDowell, UK                                 Take Our Country Back
Marina Milietic, Ireland                                 Serbia
Katerina Nikiltsou, Greece                            Writings on the Wall
Kevin A. Pickering, UK                                   Having a Great Time, Wish You Were Here
Klaus Pinter, Austria                                      Untitled
Klaus Pinter, Austria                                      Untitled
Monica Rex, USA                                            Dark Ages: Before the Renaissance / Quixote in the Sun
Monica Rex, USA                                            Fake Reality
Dorian Ribas Marinho, Brazil                      Untitled
Dorian Ribas Marinho, Brazil                      Untitled
Dorian Ribas Marinho, Brazil                      Untitled
Dorian Ribas Marinho, Brazil                      Untitled
Aaron Scott Griffin, UK                                 All that remains (post truth)
Jaromir Svozilik Svozilik, Norway              Post-Truth
clare twentymillion, UK                                Posting The Truth
Unknown, Germany                                      GROUP 16
Daniele Virgilio, Italia                                  BELIEVE BELEAVE
Daniele Virgilio, Italia                                  Truth
Michael Wagner, Germany                         Untitled
Michael Wagner, Germany                         Untitled
Simon Warren, UK                                       Masturbating is Habit Forming
Simon Warren, UK                                       The Nurse

You can view the original brief here.

We are closed

The studio is closed today whilst we attend IPEX at the NEC.
Please email if you have an enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.