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First Anniversary gifts

Calling all newly weds! You may be wondering what the perfect gift is to give your beloved for your first anniversary. Traditionally it is a paper gift, and cotton in America. Look no further… The Smallprint Co. will hand print the perfect paper gift for happy couples and all you have to do is supply the text.…

The Gallery

  We’re looking forward to announcing a full schedule of exhibitions to run throughout 2017 in The Gallery, following on from Rob Chapman’s Wood Engravings. The intention of The Gallery is to show printed works but other mediums will be considered. If you would like to be considered for a show at The Gallery in…

Gift Vouchers for the Creative Type

Are you looking for the ideal gift? Our gift vouchers are perfect for the creative person! They can be redeemed against commissions, workshops, or Smallprint’s cards and paper goods including prints… What’s not to like?! To order please fill in the form below and someone will be in touch.

Smallprint’s Open Day

To celebrate our new space and welcome friends old and new, join us for an Open Day Saturday 29th October 2016 at Friary Street, DE1 1JF RSVPs are recommended and free tickets can be found over on our Eventbrite page at http://bit.ly/TSCOD —————————– The Smallprint Company has moved premises from a small incubation unit hosted by the University of Derby…

Railways: The Making of a Nation

A little while ago, over on our old blog site, we mentioned that the BBC had popped by to film the presses in action. We were expecting the documentary, Railways: The Making of a Nation to be aired around Christmas-time, but as it happens, it was shown on BBC1 last week. It’s a fascinating look at the…

Creative Spaces

We’re very much looking forward to hosting workshops by other creatives in the coming months in our brand new space, The Workshop (watch this space for some exciting news)! As well as providing space for other creatives to run workshops in, the space is also available for meetings including networking and team building. More details…

New beginnings

We’ve been working so hard over the last few weeks and we can finally see an end in sight! Hooray!!! We must say that the work could not have been achieved in the time that it has, without the help of some very generous friends and family, donating their time to splash paint on the…

Let me show you around…

We’re starting to settle into our new home now! More importantly, we’ve started working on commissions again and it’s good to be getting back into old routines. When Chris isn’t printing, he’s sorting through the booty we brought back from Chapel. There are some amazing finds… and I’m not just talking about the type! A rat’s…

Making progress

Our new space is in good shape overall but a little tired around the edges, so we’re decorating throughout, removing the grubby carpet and adding our own touches. Some days it feels like it’s going on forever and then we remember that we’ve only been there 3 days, a week, 2 weeks… It’s actually shaping…

From Banks Mill to Friary Street (via Chapel-en-le-Frith)…

It’s been an absolute whirlwind over the last few weeks but it’s been such fun and we’ve been overwhelmed with the support that friends and family have given us. They are absolute stars! The actual move went as smoothly as expected (although I suspect Phil may be a little more hesitant in helping us to…

We are moving!!

You may have noticed that we’ve been a little quiet recently! We’ve been running off-site workshops, attending events and producing many commissions and on top of this, we’ve also been working towards our biggest project to date soooo… we can finally announce to you all that we are moving!! We won’t be moving far, just around the…

BBC4 visits the studio!

The BBC4 popped by to film some shots of the presses for a show to be aired around Christmas time recently. Railways: The Making of a Nation has a lot more to do with letterpress than you (or I) realise! Simply put, industrial centres -towns and burgeoning cities – produce something which in Derby’s case was…