TheSmallprintCompany

Hand printed paper goods from our artisan studio

Derby, England · 615 Sales

TheSmallprintCompany

Hand printed paper goods from our artisan studio

Derby, England 615 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Hannah

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Hannah and Chris are a husband and wife team with Fine Art backgrounds. Living and working in Derbyshire, we have pooled our resources in commercial print and publishing to create a unique print and design studio. We hand print bespoke letterpress designs using our vintage treadle press, hand mixed inks and luxurious stock. Binding services are also offered.

We print on a Squintani Model no. 6, a rare and stunning treadle press of about 130 years old. Several smaller presses are also operated including Adanas and a Franklin proofing press made by Charlton Cropper. We regularly run demonstrations and workshops on these presses both on and off-site.

Contact us if you have a particular project in mind - we'd love to hear from you!

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Last updated on 16 Jul, 2018

** We support Plastic Free! Ask us to send your card without packaging**

Hannah and Chris are a husband and wife team with Fine Art backgrounds. Living and working in Derbyshire, we have pooled our resources in commercial print and publishing to create a unique print and design studio. We hand print bespoke letterpress designs using our vintage treadle press, hand mixed inks and luxurious stock. Binding services are also offered.

We print on a Squintani Model no. 6, a rare and stunning treadle press of about 130 years old. Several smaller presses are also operated including Adanas and a Franklin proofing press made by Charlton Cropper. We regularly run demonstrations and workshops on these presses both on and off-site.

Contact us if you have a particular project in mind - we'd love to hear from you!

Hannah

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Hannah

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Original wood engravings for our Farmyard Series by Rob Chapman.
A hand wrapped, personalised print ready to send. Do you have something that you'd like to preserve in print? They make perfect gifts for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays!
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About

We love letterpress!

The Smallprint Company is run by Hannah and Chris Barker. We met at art college many moons ago and discovered in each other a mutual ambition to run a print studio. After several years in the print and publishing industries we finally purchased our first press - an Adana - in early 2013. The rest, as they say, is history!

The first treadle press we acquired was a beautiful, and it appears rare, Squintani Model no.6 treadle press, which we restored to full working order. We continue to add to our collection as opportunities arise (or rather, when Chris persuades Hannah...).

In August 2016 we moved in to our very first independent studio on Friary Street in Derby. We now have LOTS of room for letterpress plus space for guest workshops and exhibitions, which is really exciting!

With Chris’s print apprenticeship (he won the Rigby Apprentice of the Year award y'know!) and years of experience in the print and design industry, we provide a tailor made experience for anyone looking to turn their ideas into gorgeous letterpress print. We offer several additional services including decorative book binding and an illustration service. We render your special places as pen and ink drawings, turning them into stunning printed images. We also love to create maps, motifs and monograms for a striking finish to complete the look.

Alongside the wedding and business stationery commissions and paper goods you see on here, we give demos, talks and offer workshops both large and small. We attend several events throughout the year where you might just see us demonstrating letterpress and selling our wares.... if you do, come and have a chat!

You can follow our story and get more information on our workshops here [http://bit.ly/TSCevents] or over on our facebook page [facebook.com/TheSmallprintCompany]

One of our clients, Kieran Harrod, made a little film of his business cards being printed, which can be viewed here [http://bit.ly/1Tbqlri]

We just LOVE letterpress!

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  • Chris Barker

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a commercial printer and graphic designer with a background in fine art and printmaking. I have a keen interest in typography and traditional printing methods. I'm never happier than when I'm printing on our vintage press!

  • Hannah Barker

    Owner, Designer, Maker And Admin

    I'm a printmaker & illustrator & my love of books & print is hugely important to me. I've worked in publishing production & marketing for a few years but my desire to create has finally won & together with Chris, The Smallprint Company was born!

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Last updated on 16 May, 2018
Seller details
Hannah Barker
2-3 Friary St
DERBY, Derbyshire DE1 1JF
United Kingdom