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