Big Quince Print is a family business - Stuart Dawes (sign printing & installation) and his wife, Alice Teasdale (design and all the other paperwork).
We have a shop front in Kingscote where we can meet all your immediate document printing needs, and a workshop on our farm in the Gap Hills south of Emu Bay where we create large format signage.
The first incarnation of Big Quince Print was as a digital T-shirt printer in Adelaide. We successfully gained a loyal following and worked on some marvelously innovative projects.
Then 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 & Lachlan Bell in 2016. A year later Darry Fraser approached us about purchasing her business Kangaroo Island Paperworks, so we are now a 'one stop shop' for a range of print options.
This means if you're an islander who previously worked with Tiffany or Darry - or even with Luke Conaghty of Island Graphics - we probably have your designs on file, which will make preparing signage, updating your honour board or reprinting a document a much quicker and easier process!
In 2017 we decided that having a little nook in Dauncey Street with shop floor space meant I could indulge my passion for selling books. After 9 years at Dymocks it's hard to let go! See the 'Book Nook' page of this website to get some gift ideas.
We value finding the best and most cost effective solution for the wide variety of print jobs we are asked to do. We've shopped around to find the best vinyls and to broker good deals with suppliers so that we can bring you prices that compare favourably with city-based competitors.
We also value being green; our workshop is off grid solar in a paddock which we're working hard to revegetate with island natives.
Being a family business you occasionally need to be patient with us while we meet the needs of our very energetic and creative children. Our shop does occasionally have small plastic ponies and various paper bag creations strewn around. But we regularly forgo weekends and pull late nights to meet strict deadlines - so rest assured, if you need it done in time, it will be!