Do You Punctuate?

Address:
Leeds
United Kingdom
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Employees:
1
About:
Do You Punctuate? Is a small letterpress print studio that specialises in retro and vintage designs. Blending eclectic and contemporary styles, I tend to follow my heart and use my childhood memories as inspiration. The kettle is always on if you want to bob by.
Wooden Block Ampersand Card
Wooden Block Ampersand Card
Happy Birthday Wooden Block Card
Happy Birthday Wooden Block Card
Pedigree Pig letterpress printed Card
Pedigree Pig letterpress printed Card
Zodiac Sun Greetings Card
Zodiac Sun Greetings Card
Interview with Rebecca from Do You Punctuate?
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
2006
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The way type feels when your fingers feel the bumps in the paper.
What inspires you?: 
Nostalgia and rules. Letterpress is such a tactile yet controlled method of printing. It's great to push against these boundaries.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
I have two presses, One is an Adana 8x5 and the other is a Charlton and Cropper Improved Peerless press. Plenty of arm and leg power is used here! I use lots of types of inks, I haven't bought a fresh tub of ink because I usually salvage left overs from other print shops. I have a mixture of Oil, rubber and water based inks. As for paper–I use anything I can get my hands on. Yes cotton based paper is beautiful but not everyone can afford it, so I experiment with every type of paper to see how it reacts in the press. That's half the fun of this job.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
A combination of contemporary meets traditional. The blocks and moveable type are used are of a certain time period, so my work naturally follows that route. I let my instincts guide me but the base elements are the original pieces I print from.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Cards, stationery and bespoke commissions
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Where can we buy your products?: 
www.doyoupunctuate.bigcartel.com, www.notonthehighstreet.com/doyoupunctuate
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Yes, though very limited and are more for people who want to play with type rather than learn the skills of type setting. I have done one on one sessions, if you're interested please contact me.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
Always buy a bigger press than you think you need.
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