The Smallprint Company
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Luxurious, wedding stationery hand printed on vintage presses using a combination of traditional & modern processes. A pen & ink illustration service is available to complement your bespoke design.
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Albums / Guestbooks
Physical Shop / Studio
Programs / Place Cards / Menus
Recycled Paper Options
Save the Dates / Thank You Notes
Together we work with you to create a truly unique suite of wedding stationery to herald your big day. We are known for producing funky coasters that make perfect Save the Dates, invitations and table decorations. Chris is passionate about his craft and takes huge pride in producing exquisite print. Working with high quality papers and unique design - classic, traditional, quirky or contemporary - we create hand crafted save the dates, invitations, order of services, on the day stationery and thank you cards. We produce individual prints which make the perfect wedding or anniversary gift. We offer finishing services, distinctive illustrations and some digital services. Get in touch to book a complimentary consultation or a free quote - you might be surprised at just how affordable we are!
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Hannah Barker
Working with couples to create unique and creative stationery for the big day is very special to us and we offer a highly personalised service to achieve the exact results that you are looking for. We look forward to hearing from you!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jason & Louisa
Married in August 2017
We were really delighted with our wedding invitati
We were really delighted with our wedding invitations. We gave Hannah & Chris our wording and a theme and they came back with a great design. There's something much more ...
Claire and Steve
Married in June 2018
You guys have outdone yourselves!!!!!
You guys have outdone yourselves!!!!! The invitations are absolutely AMAZING!!! Thank you so much, they are exactly the kind of thing I had in mind. You pair of complete ...
Carl and PJ
Married in February 2018
Over the moon with the final result!
Collected our wedding invites today and Chris is a true genius! From the initial idea to bespoke creation / design and press printing - I couldn't fault the service offer...
Ross and Emma
Married in March 2017
Your work is beautiful...
The [invitations] are really beautiful thanks so so much! We absolutely love them :) … Your work [is] beautiful and you were a pleasure to work with. In fact, I've even r...
Married in March 2017
They look wonderful...
I just wanted to say thank you for the invites. They look wonderful and we are really happy with them!
Married in January 2014
I will be sure to recommend
The drink mats are prefect!!! Exactly what we envisaged! Thank you so much for working on these. I will be sure to recommend...
Location & Contact Details
2-3 Friary St, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1JF, England
It's best to search for us in Google maps! Friary St is a cul-de-sac off the inner ring road and close to the centre of Derby. There is some on-street parking and several car parks within a 2-5 minute walk.
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M1 Junction 24
Nearest Train Station
What is your most memorable wedding?
Every couple we have worked with has been memorable, simply because they bring their own stories and personalities to the table.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Classic, traditional, contemporary or quirky!
What about your business are you most proud of?
As a husband and wife team, we're very proud to be running a successful letterpress studio together!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Have a good idea of your budget.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We get an idea of the style and the budget before proceeding to the design service. We work closely with each couple to achieve the design that they have in mind. Once the design has been approved, we move onto the print process and supply proofs at every stage.
What is the most important piece of stationery for a wedding and why?
The invitation. It sets the tone for the day and gives your guests an idea of what to expect, whether it's camping in a muddy field, dancing in a castle or having a good old shindig in your favourite pub.
What is your best seller?
All designs are unique to the couple. Sometimes previous designs can inform a new design but inevitably designs reflect the personality of the couple and the day that they have planned. Our illustration service is very popular and there's nothing I love more than creating a pen and ink drawing of the venue to adorn the stationery.
What is the most innovative delivery method you have come across?
Our clients can be very creative! The most innovative delivery has to be between an origami crane attached to each invitation and a literary themed suite of bookmarks and bookplates.