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Winterbourne House, January 2020

Winterbourne House   At the end of 2019 we were invited to work with Winterbourne House 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 machines…

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…

Ink and Wood Type. Photo by Jemma Grace

Letterpress, Dyslexia and Being Left-handed

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,…

Summer Opening at The Smallprint Co

Summer Opening Hours

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…

Close up of a letterpress illustration. Photo by Jemma

A Day in the Life Of… A Volunteer

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…

Annie's Burger Shack Hot Dog Street Party

Letterpress Open Day and Annie’s Burger Shack 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…