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
Friday, October 9, 2009
The christmas / wedding spirit
Todays printing has involved printing christmas related tags and wedding note cards.
The images I have used are original printers blocks some 40 years old, maybe even older.
I especially like the wedding couple nice clean lines and prints extremely well.
i have used is 100% recycled cardboard the black ink looks really classy on it and the impression looks lovely .
The wedding note cards are printed on an old fav, antique white 100% cotton rag paper, these would be great for rsvp cards, thankyou cards, save the date cards I have left them blank for when I/if I get an order then I can personalise them with handset type, they will look very special with the crisp printed type.