Wolfgang is a 1948 Heidelberg T Platen Superspeed. He's the youngest member of our team and can be a handful at times but he helps us with the majority of work enabling speed, precision and volume.
An 1852 Hopkinson & Cope Albion Press rescued from a scrap metal yard in Wallsend. It's believed that he helped print the Port Stephens Examiner in the late 1800's. Originally from the UK, Albert is being restored with plenty of elbow grease and a huge amount of love.
Also rescued but this time from a good home. She was carefully looked after for many years by her owner Clancette who was unable to relocate her from the Blue Mountains to Tasmania with her family. She's a hefty old girl who had been stored in a garden shed for the last few months before we planned her escape to Newcastle.
Originally from the UK and believed to be from the 1920's, Fatima is being restored too and we hope she'll be pressing something beautiful very soon.
My love of letterpress and printing began while I was studying Design at the University of Newcastle. After graduation I escaped to the city to build on my career and gained experience specialising in packaging, then advertising and design. Since having my daughter and moving back to Newcastle, the desire to build a business doing something I love became very important to me – which is how Where Things Happen started. I love working with each press, learning about their individual abilities and temperaments, and I also love collaborating with other creatives with a passion for making things happen. :)