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Posts by Hannah Barker

Bookbinding Tools and Equipment now in stock!

Bookbinding Supplies

Bookbinding Tools and Equipment Bookbinding Tools and Equipment now in stock! We’re pleased to announce that we now stock all of the tools and equipment that we use in our decorative bookbinding workshops. After many questions of “Where can we buy this waxed thread / greyboard / tools from?”, we have finally sourced a range…

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An Archive of Words by Jemma Grace

An Archive: Setting the type

Jemma is bringing her expertise to the studio with some brilliant results! Studying for a MA in museum and heritage has led to some interesting paths in the last year and I did not expect it to be in a letterpress studio. While I spend days in the studio learning the practical elements, and everything…

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Letterpress, Dyslexia and Being Left-handed

Ink and Wood Type. Photo by Jemma Grace

Volunteer Jemma talks about her experiences in the composing room I have always been creative and have enjoyed many different creative processes. Last year I saw a television programme that featured letterpress and I thought about how interesting it looked. I decided to do an internet search to see if there was anything around locally,…

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Summer Opening Hours

Summer Opening at The Smallprint Co

Don’t forget to check out our diary for special events, planned closures and more! If you haven’t already, pop in to view the beautiful and vibrant exhibition by Tully Crook or why not check out our workshops? You can book onto a scheduled or bespoke workshop via the Workshop Page. Brand new for this year is…

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A Day in the Life Of… A Volunteer

Close up of a letterpress illustration. Photo by Jemma

Volunteer Jemma, talks about her time with the Smallprint Co. so far… Four months ago, I started volunteering at The Smallprint Company. It has been an exciting 4 months, from commissions, to festivals to exhibitions. Firstly, let me introduce myself and how I came about volunteering at The Smallprint Company. My name is Jemma and…

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Letterpress Open Day and Annie’s Burger Shack Street Party

Annie's Burger Shack Hot Dog Street Party

10th August, 10am – 4pm Come visit our little letterpress studio today! Have a chat, a mooch, a play… Demos by… Mint Green Calligraphy with beautiful modern calligraphy demos Hannah will be showing her funky bookbinding techniques Have a look around the studio and learn about our collection of heritage presses too and… print a bookmark…

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Simple ways to spend more time offline | Words by Abi Rose

Simple Ways

Photo by Hannah Barker Whether it’s for work or play, studies show we spend nearly almost all of our waking hours starting at screens. While the digital world can cultivate community and provide oodles of inspiration, scientists believe it’s best to take regular breaks. How to tell if you’re ready for screen break When does…

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We Are Derby is launching

We Are Derby header

We’re excited to be welcoming Jamie Thrasivoulou to the studio on Friday evening. Jamie will be performing his poem We Are Derby to a packed room of DCFC fans who are collecting their finished prints. There are some tickets still available to reserve for this event. Please be aware that this is a ticketed event…

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We Are Derby

The time has arrived! Thank you to everyone for your patience and support with this amazing project. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Jamie, and the Derby County fans commitment to the club is truly infectious. We Are Derby is drying and is almost ready for delivery / collection! Once dried, Chris and…

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