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


Sunday, January 24, 2010

apricot jam labels

just this moment I have lists these lovely little handcrafted jam labels in my etsy store.
I first created and original drawing then I transfer the drawing to the lino then the carving begins.
After I am happy with the carving I then mount it on to a type high piece of MDF and print it using my Adana tabletop press.
when the main image is completely dry I then set the type and lock in in the forme to put the labels through the machine again one at a time to put the letterpress type on them in this case Apricot jam!
I hope you enjoy looking at these and if you are interested like I mentioned they are now available along with lots of other printed products in my etsy store



  1. hello victoria (is that your name?). i just found your blog via flickr. i'm so excited to see your work. you are living the life i once aspired to before i got side-tracked. after a year at uni i finally got involved with graphic design that i absolutely loved and worked for a half year at the last hot-metal foundry in sydney. and they were seriously out-dated but i loved it and loved to typeset (i memorised the layout of the type drawer). i always wanted to buy up an old foundry and letterpress machines and get cracking with limited edition books etc. so now it is quite trendy and there is some beautiful work being produced. congratulations on your stuff and your achievements! kind regards,

  2. oops, sorry, you are narelle!


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