Animatipia

Address:
Monte, 40
Collado Villalba (Madrid)
28400
Spain
Phone:
Employees:
None
About:
We are Lola & Antonio, the two people behind Animatipia. We began Animatipia on 2011 because we value traditional craftsmanship, as well as locally-based and sustainable economies. This, combined with our interest in classical book art, typesetting and printing, gave us enough reasons to start our print shop. For us, letterpress printing is not only a business project, but a way of life. We enjoy job composition with metal type, using nice types and trying to catch the old charming of classical typesetting. In the near future, we hope to be printing book editions with our loved Stanhope iron handpress.
Four color gift cards (CMYK printed)
Four color gift cards (CMYK printed)
Wedding invitations printed on vintage handkerchiefs and save the date card
Wedding invitations printed on vintage handkerchiefs and save the date card
Small cards. All printed using wooden and metal type
Small cards. All printed using wooden and metal type
Personalised prints. All printed using wooden and metal type
Personalised prints. All printed using wooden and metal type
Interview with María Dolores from Animatipia
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
2011
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
Job composition with metal type, using nice types and trying to catch the old charming of classical typesetting. Also, modernize it, trying different ways to do the same job.
What inspires you?: 
Classical typography works and whatever is in printed form (books, posters, ads, etc).
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
We have several presses in our studio. The most loved one is a Stanhope iron handpress (dated on 1857). We expect to used it more in the future, but now it is reserved for really inspired works. The most used are the Korrex proofpress and the Hispania platen press (a Spanish model). We have also a Heidelberg Windmill, a Boston platen press and a small full manual platen press. Also, we are setting up a Ludlow M caster and a Linotype model 5 Meteor. Regarding the papers and the ink, a high varity of them are in stock, and we used the most appropiate for every work.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Evolutionary from the classical roots.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Posters, gift cards, notebooks and "caprichos tipográficos" (small pieces of printed paper that could be named in English "Typographic whim").
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Where can we buy your products?: 
We don't have a standard ecommerce shop. We are defining our needs right now. Meanwhile, we have a traditional shopping page in our website: you see what you like, then you send an email and we give you details about payment options and shipping cost.
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
We expect to start workshops and other activities this year (2014). We have placed our Stanhope iron handpress in a Public Cultural Center with the aim of organize workshops and exhibitions for different kind of public. All the activities will be published in out website and Facebook profile.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
When you used old used metal type, each job is an adventure.
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