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”

A repository of research materials and such related to the art of letterpress printing which includes:

Jürgen Wegner, NfB, or, The News from Brandywine.
A project to collect and preserve printed matter. It was intended to be-to become-an archive on the history of books and printing. Producing a number of series including newsletters to publicise and promote an interest in books and printing in Australia and New Zealand. These include:
  1. Annual bibliography of books and printing in Australia and New Zealand, 4 (2008) +
  2. Brandywine, issue 1 (1990)-issue 5 (1992). A journal on books and printing especially Australian private presses.
  3. Brandywine bibliography, 1 (1981) + . An irregular series of specialist bibliographies – some of them ongoing – on the subject of books and printing.
  4. 4. Brandywine documents on the history, 1 (1980) + . An irregular series of pamphlet facsimiles on the subject of books and printing.
  5. Brandywine keepsake, 1979-1990. An annual series of pamphlet keepsakes for friends on the subject of books and printing.
  6. Directory of company histories of the book industries, Lieferung 1 (1981) +. An irregular bibliography of international jubilee histories from the “book industries”.
  7. NfB, or, The news from Brandywine, #1 (July 2011) + . A monthly digital newsletter. Copies are archived by the National Library of New Zealand’s National Digital Heritage Archive at: http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/content-aggregator/getIEs?system=ilsdb&id=1517808
  8. The shadow-land, #1 (2000) + . A now bi-monthly journal largely on the subject of books and printing in Australia and New Zealand. Title has varied.
  9. The shadowland papers, #1 (2007) + . A series of occasional papers on the subject of books and printing, chiefly on Australia and New Zealand.
  10. Typographica, 1/2 (1983) + . An international bibliography of type specimen books held in the archive.