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, July 1, 2009
ok this is the second attempt at this I just deleted the first effort damn it, not sure how but this is me we are talking about so here we go again !
It has been a busy time but it has been great I finally have somewhere to park the platen where I can tinker around on it without having to worry about travelling to far to get to it and I know it is safe.
Our lovely friends Robyn and Andrew lea in Taroona offered the underneath of their house to me I am terribly grateful to them for this as it was getting a bit dire lol So hooray for them!!
I received some lovely mail the last week or so , last week my printers blocks from eBay arrive from Queensland,I love em! see photos! I also got my Prints from the USA today from a printmaking exchange I took part in where all involved print an edition of prints mail them off to one person, they collate them and return to all the artists, I will post a photo once everyone has received their prints as I don't want to ruin the surprise for any of them but I will say the print are lovely and I won't hesitate to take part in another exchange if given the chance.
Today was a day for printing even thought I had Ruby home sick with suspected food poisoning poor little mite, she is nearly back to her ol' self though! so nothing to worry about.
See photos of the baby announcement cards I printed on the adana this afternoon, they are a mix of letterpress type and hand carved linocuts printed on 100% recycled cotton paper, just in time really as the Spring, Blackman's Bay Beach market, it's coming up again at the end of August and I need to really get some demo models done to display for custom/personalised printing .