Three Hour / Half Day Workshop
Choose this option for one of our bespoke workshops; Adana or Introduction to Letterpress.
These sessions are ideal for anyone who has recently acquired an Adana or simply wants to learn the technical details of letterpress which provides the foundations for printing, design and typography.
To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a date and time then complete by selecting this option.
Book a time and date to suit you by emailing us to arrange your workshop now!
A Half Day Workshop
In this half day workshop you will learn the basics of traditional letterpress printing on a one-to-one basis.
After some basic prep in general principles and typography, learn how to hand-set type on a composing stick, transfer it to a chase and lock it up for printing. From there you’ll learn how to ink up, operate and clean an Adana 8×5 tabletop press. The Adana eight-five is the most popular of ‘starter’ presses.
Projects include creating a small print, some coasters, greetings cards or postcards and take home a bundle of letterpress printed goodies to show your friends and family (there may be a small extra charge for materials, if you want to print a longer run). Additional charges apply for extra materials if required.
Arrange a time and date to book this half day workshop experience by emailing us then purchase this listing to complete your order.
Give someone a Letterpress Workshop Experience. Add a free gift voucher to your basket when placing order!
Need To Know
- One printer per session
- Come prepared with an idea of what you’d like to print. We recommend writing your text down for reference. We have a library of typography, letterpress and print books to inspire and we’re happy to chat with you before the day to advise.
- These letterpress workshops are not suitable for children under the age of 16.
Enjoy Your Stay
Tea and coffee is complimentary. We don’t provide food but you’re most welcome to bring refreshments with you. Refreshments can be enjoyed in the Creative Space or our little courtyard during the warmer months.
Making a special trip to Derby?
There are many fantastic local places to eat and stay so please get in touch for our recommendations!
About The Smallprint Co.
Hannah and Chris have brought their passion for print to the high street with their boutique studio close to the centre of Derby and it’s famous Cathedral Quarter. The team prints letterpress commissions for private clients and small businesses, facilitates workshops on and off site and produces a range of popular greetings cards for retail. A gallery is situated to the front of the studio which shows work by printmakers and workshop attendees alike. They welcome volunteers to the studio to help with cataloguing their expanding collection of type too, so get in touch if you fancy getting your hands inky!
Adana Workshop, Introduction Workshop