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


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wooden type

After watching the fantastic doco called typeface and thought it was about time i got out the very little wooden type i own out and finally print it .
Just a couple of little groupings of letters printed on some nice antique white cotton rag paper then if these work out ok I think I might print them on the Moleskine jounal/sketchbooks I have just bought, iIam not sure what colours to use just yet
If you have any suggestions I am all ears

Narelle x


  1. I've just bought some wooden type.. the letters O & H. I'm using them for some up and coming projects and looking forward to that.
    I love your blog and feel that some day..hopefully soon a can free up some time to study printmaking.
    x Jen

  2. that will look very cute i'm sure. and i just bought some moleskins to print on too!!??

    btw i love your tallship print and congrats on getting in spoonful. must pick myself up a copy. see you at niche?

  3. I have a whole tray of old type but dont really know how to use it. I cant wait to see the results of your experiments.


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