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


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It must be in the blood

An old printer friend of mine once told me, Printing is either in your blood or it isn't mean you'll either love it or hate it.
I seriously love printing the smell of ink the soft squishy cotton rag papers the oily dirty old type saved from the unappreciative hand of strangers that no longer see the value in it. aaaaargh I LOVE IT!!!
I didn't feel like doing anything much today but the adana was sitting there begging to be used so I started my little gift tags for da da da da Christmas !
I have only done the text so far and will print a little motive somewhere in a different colour, I like to keep things simple really!


  1. They are very cute, and I love the simplicity of them. I definately think the string idea is the nicest. Plain jute string would suit them!

  2. yes I like to keep things simple with my printing I will just add a little christmasy motive to festive them up a little.
    I am wondering if I should post a photo of my other card I printed today! people might think i am a bit premature if I do lol


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