HipCat Printery specializes in artist editioning and creative collaboration services. We are not a McPrintery, we value the unique, the creative and the collaborative!

We work with artists, graphic designers, illustrators, art directors and students to produce the quality results that you won’t get from offset or digital printing.

For graphic designers (and budding graphic designers) we will take you and your ideas from computer to plate and print in a way that will make it as beautiful as it is satisfying to touch and hold.

For artists (and creative’s) we are fearless! We will show you how to create for print or we can take your ideas and do the hard graft for you!

We’re very Gutenberg and we offer workshops and demonstrations of printing techniques that are almost 500 years old. Schools and fairs love us.

In spite of our healthy comprehension of the limits of technology we are not technologically challenged and we use computers and polymers when the results merit it!

HipCat Printery “will help you leave an inkspot in Australian art”

Asbern Proofing Press
Asbern Press (Peta)
 
Peta is a fantastic flatbed press with precision German engineering, distinguished by the oscillating drum head which allows for printing at non standard type heights.
 
Chandler & Price 7x11 Platen
Chandler & Price Platen (Ned)
Ned is a wonderful 7x11 Chandler & Price platen press. I saved him from a rusty death under a tarpulan, stripped and rebuilt he is the most wonderful press for printing handset type.
 
Ronai Proofer
Ronai Proofer (Gurney)
Gurney was made in Sydney Australia (and the Ronai company was still going the last time I looked). If you want a press to survive the zombie apocalypse then Gurney is the one. When every other piece of printing technology on the planet gives up in disgust, Gurney will soldier on!
 
Kelsey Parlor Press
Kelsey Parlor Press (Mullins)
Mullins accompanies me to schools and events like the Lost Trades where thousands of people have printed for their first time on this gorgeous little Kelsey Parlor Press.