Hello, how can we help?
Who are you?
Concrete Nature is a creative studio based in Glasgow. Our practice focuses on the notions of sustainability, experimentation and collaboration. The studio's output includes design services, printed goods and experiences.
Who's behind the studio?
Concrete Nature was founded earlier this year by myself, Clementine Carriere. I am a French designer living in Glasgow with a solid background in graphic design & typography and a professional background working for an International clientele across the publishing, luxury & fashion industry. The studio was established to positively impact human experiences and the environment.
Where can I learn more about your design services?
You can get in touch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a project you would like to discuss and you can also check our studio website at www.concretenature.studio.
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What is risograph printing?
Risograph printing is a unique printing process characterised by its slight imperfections and the overlap of colours can be irregular, effectively creating unique artworks.
What is a risograph printer?
A risograph printer is an environmentally-friendly printer using soy-based inks to produce unique prints. It looks like a photocopier and uses a process similar to screen-printing.
How does it work?
The machine creates a stencil from an original artwork. The stencil is made from thermal sensitive paper and the original artwork is effectively burnt onto it. It is tightly wrapped around an ink drum and paper is fed into the machine to pass under the rotating drum. The drum forces the ink through the stencil onto the paper, creating a uniquely textured print of the original artwork. Risograph printing works like screen-printing as each colour is layered on separately. When printing multi-colour projects, the paper will run through the machines as many time as there are layers of colours.
How long will my order take?
We aim to process your order within 5 working days. Estimate of delivery depending on the address provided will be provided at checkout alongside shipping costs.
How is shipping calculated?
Shipping is calculated by weight. For more info, check out our shipping policy.
Do you offer international shipping?
Sadly no. International orders are currently suspended until further notice due to the current situation. For more info, check out our shipping policy.
Do you accept returns?
Yes, for more information please check out our refund policy.
How is covid-19 affecting your operation?
Please note that due to the current global situation there might be last minute update to our processing time and additional delivery delays based on local conditions. We’ll continue to monitor the situation on a regular basis and we’ll always keep you in the loop to make sure you are fully aware of what’s going!
CUSTOMS & IMPORT TAXES
What's the deal with customs & import taxes?
Overseas shipments may be subject to additional custom and import taxes. Buyers are responsible for any customs, import duties and taxes that may apply. Concrete Nature has no control over these charges and accepts no responsibility over additional overseas costs and delays due to customs.
Is your packaging sustainable and recyclable?
All orders are shipped using recycled and recyclable materials. We invite you to reuse any items as much as possible before discarding them in accordance to your local recycling rules.
What do products come wrapped in?
Prints comes wrapped in glassine paper/glassine envelopes with a greyboard backing. Some of our postcards sets come in clear biodegradable and compostable bags.
What are glassine paper sheets & envelopes?
Glassine is a 100% recyclable and biodegradable material. The Glassine paper used to wrapped our prints can also be re-used to protect and store artwork as it is resistant to grease, air and water and is pH neutral (acid-free). The Glassine envelopes can be re-used for archival purposes as we source acid-free and PAT tested items that are safe for photographs, negatives, stamps & artworks.
What are your greybeard backing made of?
The item we source is made from 100% post-consumer waste content, it isn’t bleached and it is fully recyclable and biodegradable.
Can you tell me more about your clear biodegradable & compostable bags?
The clear biodegradable and compostable bags used for some of our postcards sets and 13x18 prints are made from annually renewable corn / potato starch which means they can be discarded in either home or commercial composting.
What do you use to ship my order?
Your orders will be mailed in sturdy mailer made of recycled material. Your orders will arrived wrapped in acid-free, recycled & recyclable tissue paper in a sturdy recycled & recyclable mailer. All of our stationary and branded items have been produced using Recycled and/or FSC paper.
Can I stock your goods?
We would love for you to stock Concrete Nature’s products. We would love to know more about you, your customers and the items you stock, get in touch via email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form available on our Contact page and we will get back to you with our wholesale information.
Do you offer sustainable packaging for wholesale orders?
All or our goods come wrapped in clear biodegradable and compostable bags and all of our prints comes with a greybeard backing to facilitate products display. Please let us know if you have specific requirements and we will be more than happy to look into developing bespoke solutions for your order.
Do you offer bespoke commissions?
We are available for bespoke commissions and we would be more than happy to create a series of bespoke items just for you. If you have a project in mind you would like to discuss, please get in touch!