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Meet the Artist Rob Chapman in the Studio

Meet the Artist: Q&A with Rob Chapman

Welcome to the first interview in our brand new series of Meet the Artist. In this series we are asking artists that we are working with, or have worked with, what makes them tick. Kicking us off is regular collaborator Rob Chapman. Rob’s next show in the Studio Gallery will be in June (current COVID-19…

Letterpress: An endangered craft

Letterpress: an endangered craft

Letterpress: an endangered craft Letterpress: an endangered craft. In 2019 the Heritage Crafts Association added letterpress printing to their list of endangered crafts. This is both a good and a bad thing! Read on to find out what the classification means and how we at The Smallprint Company are working to preserve the craft of…

The Ominous Times: Pixie Styx

The Ominous Times at National Justice Museum, Nottingham

The Ominous Times at National Justice Museum, Nottingham The Ominous Times… We had such fun at the National Justice Museum this week (as ever!). And blimey, there’s some criminals loitering around them thar streets!! Why not visit the National Justice Museum in Nottingham too? Book a letterpress poster workshop at our studio here or commission…

Cyanotype Workshop with Clive Wheeler

Cyanotype Workshop with Clive Wheeler

The workshop will be an introduction to cyanotypes with artist Clive Wheeler. Every participant will leave with a cyanotype image they have made, and maybe more if time allows. More details to follow.

Entrance to Winterbourne Press

Winterbourne House, January 2020

Winterbourne House   Winterbourne House. At the end of 2019 we were invited to work with the team in Birmingham. Winterbourne is an Arts and Crafts house and gardens that has been lovingly restored and is now open to the public. Within the grounds they have a created a press that is home to several…

3D Virtual Walkthrough by V21 Artspace

3D Virtual Walkthrough

Enjoy a 3D Virtual Walkthrough by V21 Artspace below, which shows our space during Format19 when we welcomed The Office of Revised Futures to the Gallery Space back in March 2019. The live installation featured the work of five photography and collage artists including Lewis Bush, Melinda Gibson, Hannah Hughes, Fernando Martin Godoy and Mark…

Letterpress Wedding Trends

Wedding Stationery Trends: Letterpress

Wedding Stationery Trends: Letterpress by Luca Henriksen Marriage may be an ancient institution and, yes, wedding traditions abound, but the way we choose to celebrate the union between two people is no less subject to trends coming and going than any other aspect of human culture. Destination weddings, wedding websites, and adult-only weddings are among…

Consultancy Services: Winterbourne Press

Consultancy Services: Winterbourne House, Birmingham

A few months ago we were invited down to Birmingham to view the Winterbourne Press. The press can be found in the gentle, leafy suburb of Edgbaston, on a University of Birmingham campus, in the grounds of Winterbourne House. The name Winterbourne had been brought to our attention in recent times, so we were particularly…

Choosing Colours for Your Wedding Stationery – Rose gold and grey

Choosing Colours for Your Wedding Stationery – Let the Seasons Inspire You!

Choosing Colours for Your Wedding Stationery – Let the Seasons Inspire You! by Luca Henriksen Choosing the right colours and design for your wedding stationery – and, by extension, possibly the whole wedding itself – can be a surprisingly difficult task. Compared to tracking down the right venue or perfecting the seating arrangements, picking a…

Choosing Colours for Your Wedding Stationery – Let the Seasons Inspire You!

Wedding Stationery Etiquette – do’s and don’ts

Wedding Stationery Etiquette – do’s and don’ts by Luca Henriksen Wedding planning is an enormous and stressful task. Most people planning one are likely to be doing so for the first time and to feel, at least during some parts of the process, that they have no idea what they are doing. One part of…

Bookbinding Supplies

Bookbinding Tools and Equipment now in stock!

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…

An Archive: Setting the type

An Archive of Words by Jemma Grace

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…