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, May 31, 2009

printing cards

Ruby enjoyed helping me print cards on the adana today after alot of mucking around and temper tantrum I have worked out the adana doesn't like to print images that fill the chase, this limits what I can do quite a bit as I wanted to print linocuts that are 10x 10 cm approx and it looks like it will only tolerate half that size sigh It looks like I am going to have to upgrade to a platen sooner rather than later if I want to go into business unless I am happy to print small greeting cards and business cards, I don't see myself being satisfied with that for very long!

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