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, December 5, 2009

recent aquisitions

I have been very lucky lately to be able to pick up a few lovely things for my letterpress business and also this lovely calendar by Lori Dean Dyment, Lori creates the most beautiful monotype prints and her Etsy shop is really worth a look. http://www.etsy.com/shop/DeanDymentStudios
She has been a solid favourite of mine since I first joined Etsy and remains to be so I adore her work.

My other two purchases have been a nice find, both used for shaving lead type one a straight edge the other for angle so that I can make mitred boarder frames.
I have also got a small book press on its way and some lovely 36pt type will post photos when they arrive.


  1. The little calenders look really lovely, but the other two 'aquisitions' are looking a bit intimidating! Glad you are outfitting your little business more and more though.

  2. Thanks for featuring my calendars. I'm jealous of your letterpress set up. I've never used one but when I see what can be done with one (like the things you have in your shop) I wish I had one too.

  3. wow I like the look of those tools!
    The calenders are very nice too, just saw it reserved for you in her sold items:)
    I like her mono prints.
    My lino tools may see the light of day before the week is out!

  4. Hi Grace
    I love the tool involved with letterpress the bottom photo is of a lead shaver it was made in Boston in the United States in 1880
    You really should come for a visit and have a look if you are interested or you can wait till we have our little Handmade nation afternoon ! Its up to you and Pig really !

  5. I wouldn't have a clue how to use those new tools, but they are gorgeous just to look at!


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