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
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Today's printing Activities
Today is going to be Tag printing day I have just gotten another order, over 600 tags this time.
I spent all last night cutting them all out on my little guillotine and today type setting and printing day.
I actually enjoy the whole process of a new job even the repetitiveness of cutting paper in to little individual tags and printing one tags at a time, I just have little tea break here and there and once you get into the rhythm of it with your ipod plugged in you just get into it, I have actually caught myself singing and dancing while I print and everyone else in the room staring at me in disbelief ! oh well if it what I have to do to get the job done i will do it and everyone else can shut their eyes and wear earplugs I say !! hehe!