60 seconds with White Duck Screen Print
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
White Duck began as a means to pool the skills and passions of its two founders: Rebecca Cleal, photographer and designer, and Joshua Roberton, screen printer. The firm began printing t-shirts back in May 2005, but has since developed the studio into more of a fine art production house.
Where are you based?
White Duck is in beautiful Bath
How many staff do you have?
Four: Rebecca, Joshua (myself) and our skilled printers, Henry and Steve
What does your firm do?
We specialise in screen-printing paper, primarily art editions, and movie and concert posters. We give our clients an exacting service that understands intimately their needs. Ultimately our aim is to produce outstanding screen print day-in-day-out
What’s your typical customer?
Design studios, music management firms, illustrators, and galleries, and increasingly the artists themselves
Which areas do you serve?
Both nationwide and internationally
What’s your USP?
High-end, uncompromising screen print. From a marketing point of view, we rely almost entirely on the work speaking for itself
What’s your mission statement?
If we have a mantra at all, then right now it is that we wish to ‘Work with people, not for people’
What equipment do you run?
Two exquisite Natgraph print-tables. Natgraph make the best tables — accept no substitute
Where do you see your business in five years’ time?
In another five years I can see us launching our own gallery, building a tight-knit roster of artists whom we represent, and also making moves towards being a publishing house — essentially a studio that commissions and publishes original prints
What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?
The Jammie Dodger