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 16, 2009

Making do

I am more than sure that if any old printers saw this they would not be amused but I guess we all resort to experimentation in times of need ! The secret to keeping the type from moving is tape and lots of it but I do not advise people to do this in their lock ups
This lock up is so far from perfect, it isn't even on the scale of nearly ok.
Please do not use this post as a guide to proper method of locking up type in a chase, I would never consider ever using a lock up like this in an electricity driven machine or even in a woman powered table top machine for a long run this was just an experiment .
I hope this explains a few things to concerned readers that are in the know !

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