The Smallprint Company
This heritage print facility produces small letterpress print runs for individuals and businesses, creating greetings cards, prints and stationery products for retail and provide workshops. They have combined a love of typography and design with commercial experience to explore the world of traditional letterpress print.
Verified by Make Works Derby and Derbyshire July 2017
The Smallprint Company currently run four presses, with a fifth ear-marked for restoration - all are hand-fed. Each press is perfect for different jobs – large and short print runs, teaching, proofing and poster work. There are some limitations to the process (i.e. type of artwork and maximum bed size is 11"x13").
|Turnaround Time||4-6 Weeks|
|Starting Cost||Up to £100|
|Production Access||workshops & classes|
|File Types||.pdf, .jpeg, .tif, .ai, .eps|
MaterialsPaper Coated Paper Cardboard Book Paper Ink
ProcessesArtist Fabrication Bookbinding Printing Letterpress Printing Debossing Embossing
MachinesPrinting Press Cropper Charlton Franklin proofing press Adana 5x8 Tabletop press Adana TP48 Motorised press Adana TP48 Treadle press Squintani model no.6 treadle press Blockmaster hot foil press
Video: Make Works Derby and Derbyshire visits The Smallprint Company in Derby
The Smallprint Company is a husband and wife team (Hannah and Chris met in the print studio at university!). After several years in commercial print and publishing, they bought their first tabletop top press Adana and started producing greetings cards which they sold at craft fairs. People started to approach them for small commissions; prints and invitations and it grew from there. After a year of working from home, Hannah and Chris took on a studio at Banks Mill in Derby, an incubation unit supported by the University of Derby. In the summer of 2016 the studio could no longer contain them and all the machinery and they moved into the current space at Friary Villas in Derby. Here, The Smallprint Company have been able to set up not just a studio but a gallery and workshop space too.
Contact The Smallprint Company
|Map||View on Google Maps|
|Address||2-3 Friary Street, Derby DE1 1JF|