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The Smallprint Company

Established in 2013, we are an artisan letterpress studio providing commission based services, workshops and paper goods for sale.

The Smallprint Company combines a love of typography with design to explore the world of traditional letterpress print. Using antique presses, original type, beautiful papers and hand mixed inks, we handset text in the traditional manner. Using our collection of original type which dates back to the 19th century and mixing it with contemporary design, beautiful works are created using modern techniques and printed on one of our fantastic presses.

Projects include but are not limited to wedding stationery, business stationery and artists books. We offer regular workshops at the studio for beginners and more experienced letterpress printers. Regular exhibitions by selected artists can be seen in our gallery space.

Creative Genre

  • Crafts: Paper
  • Design: Graphic design
  • Media Arts: Other
  • Visual art: Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Print, Public art, Sculpture
  • Words: Poetry, Short stories
  • Additional work: Participatory Arts
  • Venue

Work Undertaken

  • Commissions
  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Project management / consultancy
  • Public art


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