The Smallprint Company

Luxurious, wedding stationery hand printed on vintage presses using a combination of traditional & modern processes. A pen & ink illustration service is available to compliment your bespoke design.
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Products and Services

Save the Dates / Thank You Notes
Letterpress Stationery
Albums / Guestbooks
Recycled Paper Options
Bespoke Design
Hand Calligraphy
Programs / Place Cards / Menus
Table Plan
Online Shop
Wedding Invitations
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pocketfold Stationery
Last-Minute Orders
Online Invitations
Full Description
The Smallprint Co. is a heritage print studio specialising in Letterpress. With over 25 years experience in print and design Chris has a wealth of experience in producing high quality stationery. Chris is passionate about his craft and takes huge pride in producing fine print. Working with high quality papers and unique designs - 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 also produce individual prints which can make the perfect wedding or anniversary gift. It's not just about ink on paper, we offer finishing services to add that extra touch, including binding, embossing and hot foil. 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: Chris 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
Harriet and Jaspar
Happy couple married in March
March 2020
They really look so great!
“I just wanted to say thank you for the invites - we posted them out today and they really look so great!”
Zoe and Nick
Happy couple married in October
October 2019
We had a fantastic experience!
“We had a fantastic experience using the Smallprint Company for our wedding stationary. We wanted simple, stylish and this was encapsulated perfectly. Very friendly service, high quality and great value, we highly recommend.”
Liz & Lee
Happy couple married in September
September 2019
I definitely will recommend your services
I have received my invitations and I just want to say how pleased I am with them. They are exactly what I wanted and Thank you for creating that for me. I definitely will recommend your services to anyone and if I need anything else I will be in touch.
Audrey & Phil
Happy couple married in June
June 2019
They are perfect!
The invites arrived and they are perfect. Better than we could have imagined!
Claire and Steve
Happy couple married in June
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 wizards! A thousand thank yous!
Carl and PJ
Happy couple married in February
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 offered! Over the moon with the final result! Will definitely use again and will recommend to others!! Massive thank you!!!
Location & Contact Details


2-3 Friary St, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1JF, England

Travel Notes

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 Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 Junction 24

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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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, stylish, 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.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%