About us


A not-so-ordinary print shop in the heart of Hamilton's CBD.

Winner of Best Social Enterprise, HCBA Awards 2018

Launched in 2018, Ward Lane Print Co. is a social enterprise screen printing company with the dual aims to provide an ongoing income source for Zeal Education Trust, and to counter youth unemployment by offering meaningful, first-time employment opportunities to Hamilton young people.

Our kaupapa

We believe in the power of creativity and the transformational effect it can have on our people, our communities, and our society. We print to challenge convention and look for new and better ways. We print do grow and develop people. We print to build capacity. We print to pursue our community’s creative potential. We print to connect people.

Connectedness is the cornerstone of our innovation, and we are connected through our awa, our creativity, and our cultures.

Who is Zeal?

Zeal are a family of passionate, creative misfits who have dedicated our lives to building the creativity of our communities, cities, and society. We take people from passive consumers to active contributors. We are here to challenge, to question, to shape the form of expression, to be a community hub for creation, and to cultivate relationships from this growing city and bring them outward into new communities.

Come and see us - we're located at 9 Ward Lane, Hamilton Central.