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The big hearts behind "Big Quince"

Big Quince Print is a family business by Stuart Dawes and his wife Alice Teasdale. Stu is a sign printing and installing expert while Alice is a design guru and paperwork powerhouse. 

Alice and Stu have been on an adventurous journey to get here. Both successful in their own right on the mainland, the couple decided to move to Kangaroo Island to work together on printing and signage. Only a couple of years after moving to the island, the couple had a huge scare during the 2019/2020 Kangaroo Island bushfires. Thankfully, their home and family survived to support bushfire recovery for those less fortunate. 

Their door on Dauncey street and their hearts are always open to their community. Come in anytime and have a chat with them or enjoy the book nook, Alice's peaceful in-town reading retreat.

The Big Quince Story



Big Quince Print started as a digital T-Shirt printer in Adelaide. We successfully gained a loyal following and worked on some marvelously innovative projects.

Duck Duck Goose

Life brought our family to the beautiful Kangaroo Island, and after a couple of years focused on other projects (such as parenting), we purchased Duck Duck Goose Print Design Signs from Tiffany and Lachlan Bell in 2016.

Kangaroo Island Paperworks

A year later, Darry Fraser approached us about purchasing her business Kangaroo Island Paperworks. As a result, we are now a "one stop shop" for a range of prrint options.

Dauncey Street

Later in 2017, we decided that having a little nook on Dauncey Street with shop floor space meant Alice could indulge her passion for selling books. After 9 years at Dymocks it's hard to let go! See the Book Nook site to get some gift ideas.