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
Sunday, April 19, 2009
ruby victoria letterpress
I have so much stuff going on in my head at the moment trying to figure out how I am going to get this letterpress business up and running ,there is so much equipment and bits and pieces I need just to get up and running let alone get the machine from England which should be half way here now already, my impatient side really cant handle the waiting , but I guess it just gives me time to mull everything around in my head .
I went into the Art Tasmania the other day to get some info on arts loans and grant and i am thinking I should apply for a loan as the interest is low and easy to pay off , so now I have a head full of proposal ideas and things I need to include and the what's and where to get everything needed to make a successful and convincing proposal.
I must be stark raving bonkers to think I can take all this on plus study as well and looking after Ruby, but I have all this positive nervous energy and it is just driving me to get it all sorted out so we can get on with it .
I feel it in me that this venture is going to be a wonderful success as I have spoken to people in the printing and arts field that I know about my ideas and sofar I have had nothing but positive feed back .