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


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

weekend with family

We had Allan's Brother Jerry and his Partner carol here from Sydney over the weekend ,the weather wasn't much chop for them but they6 still got to have a look around Hobart and the surrounds.
Ruby loved having people other than Allan and I to play with, she finally got to show Uncle Jerry her piano playing in person


  1. I was thrilled to find someone else who has a passion for letterpress.

    I have just begun with an Adana 8 x 5 and the more I learn, the more I can see I still need to learn.

    I want to use metal type in the small books I make.

    My son lives at Clifton Beach and I'll be visiting him for a few days next month. Is there any chance of seeing your presses and picking your brain?
    Cecilia Sharpley

  2. I only have the adana here at the moment and a small book press and I am waiting to hear on the windmill now, if you would like to catch up and have a talk and you can take a look at what I have collected your more than welcome and I will try and help as much as I can!
    KEEP IN TOUCH ,not sure where Clifton beach is as I am pretty new to southern Tasmania.

  3. Hi,
    Join in and "dish."

    Tell us ~ Which EtsyCreator steals your HEART...

    Have a lovely day,


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