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Posts Tagged ‘treadle press’

Nottingham Industrial Museum

Industrial Heritage at Nottingham Industrial Museum

The Smallprint Co. has been working recently with Nottingham Industrial Museum in a small way, in offering advice and support on their Albion and Cropper presses, which is a real treat! We knew nothing of the museum when we first visited, which is housed in the stable blocks of Wollaton Hall. The place is filled with…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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A letterpress tale

The Smallprint Co. has been printing officially for just over 3 years. Unofficially, we’ve been printing in various guises for well over 20 years. We love documenting our adventures, projects including Stories of Change, events and we needed a better platform for sharing our photographs on. Let’s see how this goes… Comments welcome and enjoy!

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