Friary Villas | 2-3 Friary Street | Derby | DE1 1JF | 07948 266652

Adana Workshops


Workshops for the Adana printing press.

If you’ve recently become the proud owner of an Adana but you’re feeling a little lost on how to get the best out of it, we have just the workshop for you!

Ideal for those who want to know more, or need a helping hand.

Book one-to-one tuition with Chris and bring your Adana with you.

You will:

– Have your machine checked over
– Learn basic maintenance
– Get to grips with typesetting skills, locking up a chase and printing
– Learn some tips of the trade

The rest of your time with us will be devoted to printing, so bring along a mini project – a print or correspondence cards maybe – and get stuck in!



– Expert tuition
– Materials for a short print run. Additional materials can be purchased if you’d like to do a longer print run
– Tea, coffee and biscuits (naturally!)

Prefer to learn in your own studio? We can come to you! Contact us to discuss your requirements.


"I recently went on a one day letterpress and typesetting course with Smallprint and thoroughly enjoyed it. Chris is an excellent teacher and the facilities are second to none. The price was extremely reasonable too! If you’re wanting to learn the basics of letterpress, I can’t recommend them highly enough."

Emma Pass

Other Information:

– 10% discount for students and Green Door members
– It can get inky so wear old clothes and/or bring along an apron
– Group bookings by arrangement
– Maximum 4 per workshop
– 50% non-refundable deposit required at booking
– Digital artwork must be arranged and fully prepared before the workshop (please call to discuss)
– Accommodation, restaurants and bars can be recommended if you wish to make a weekend of it.

Workshop lengthPrices start fromTimes
3 hours £899.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 4.30pm
4 hours £10912 - 4pm
6 hours £14010am – 4.30pm including lunch break

Additional materials can be purchased for longer print runs.

Tea and coffee is complimentary. You’re welcome to bring refreshments or order something in. Alternatively, we can recommend some great local places to eat. Food can be enjoyed in the Creative Space or, during the warmer months, our little courtyard during the warmer months.

Our spacious studio is located just 2 minutes’ walk from Sadler Gate in the Cathedral Quarter, Derby.

If you would prefer to learn in your own studio, we can come to you! Contact us to discuss your requirements.