Welcome to Ruby Victoria Letterpress & printmaking

Here you will find photos of all my original hand carved linocut prints and letterpress printing.
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice.
I specialize in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure.
All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakable bite into the paper that you can only get with letterpress printing

The work that I do is not created on a computer everything is hand drawn then hand carved out of lino then printed one impression at a time on my tabletop letterpress machine

I do not use polymer which limits me somewhat in regards to type but I love to use traditional methods in my printing that involve handset type and hand carved designs and I think this is what make my work totally Original and Unique to what other people are doing right now and it also meaning everything I make is an original work of art
I love what I do and love to share it with others that are interested


Monday, April 20, 2009

busy day again but a happy one!

We had another insanely busy day today the morning I spent with ruby and the afternoon was spent running around compiling lists of things I will need to get our business up and running.
Went to the local mac shop in town today to see what it would cost to get a new upgraded computer system and graphic design software, the guy gave us a quote for nearly $5000 , see ya later mate !! I can get the rest of the business up and running for that.
We went to harvey norman and got a bamboo graphics pad and a external hard drive and it was just under $500 and will do everything I need and I wont have to buy another printer to be compatible with a Apple Mac.I know apple is superior but come on maybe I will invest in a new system when we have been going for a while and we make some money to upgrade.
All this trying to work out costing and suppliers and business plans and stuff it really doing my head in but at the same time I know we will get the business up and running we are now planning on incorporating a cafe into the business so Allan and I can work together and both be happy doing what we do for a living.

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