Who we are

Handdruck is a creation of artistic-printer Martin Novak, based in 7th district of Vienna; the district of creatives, writers and thinkers at the most effervescent part of the city.

We are, though, a team of collaborating artist, friends, music lovers, free-style dancers and work-passionates. Therefore, passionate about sharing all we do with you.

The concept

Recovering old and artisanal work-techniques, old machines, as well as antique motives & illustrations, to let them see the light in the 21th century.

All of our illustrations are taken from old books, old publications and essays, mostly from 19th century (many of them originally woodcarved), to be then reproduced by screen-print in our in-house atelier.

Our printing techniques

SCREEN-PRINTING Normal Ink, Neon Ink, Metallic Ink, Reflective Ink (night vision) as well as Discharge-Ink Technique

with or without Ink (this last one resulting in motives coming out of paper just by their shape/volume: 3D super touching effect.

Our Letterpress machine

Superstar Original Heildelberg Tiegel (aka Heilderberg Windmill), built in Germany 1954


Our music love

We collect vinyls of all kind, from all cultures and periods, searching always for the touching bit, the best friendly and cozy atmosphare to our shop, our working time and our cultured community parties (where Martin, our printer, often djs and plays his masterpieces ♫ )

Our atelier

Located in the 7th district of Vienna, surrounded by friends and colleagues' shops and projects, we not only sell our products but also offer to clients the possibility to bring to life any of their ideas. You can just come, comment your design idea, and we produce it. We show you materials, colours, machines, we explain our techniques with such dedication, that clients often stay and look us work, just for the pleasure of seeing how amazingly design-pieces are done.

What we exactly produce:

Prints in paper and textil / Print in wood and heavy carton / Sand print in terracota / Book binding / Frames restauration / Images' framing / Antique frames / Screen print / Letterpress / High format print / Photography print (tones made grid) / Graphic design: logo, personal cards, posters, pre-print preparation of your designs.

Our collaborators

Restaurators, carpenters, graphic designers, illustrators and artists of all kind :)

Know us, visit us, observe our work, travel to another time with us.

With love, Handdruck-team ♥