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


Monday, June 13, 2011

love a productive day

It has been another productive day today.
First I dropped into Rebecca Roths Gallery this morning to drop off my brooch for the upcoming winter brooch exhibition and to my surprise she loved it so much she bought it funny ! and very flattering considering I do not class myself a jeweller by any stretch of the imagination so this was wonderful after lots of worrying if anyone would like it !

The brooch is totally hand made and no two are the same, the red print is a linocut in calico that has been fused and sewn onto wool felt then blanket stitched and stuffed to give it a puffy feel and appearance, each printed felt/calico piece is then attached with metal jewellery links.
I will be making more of these special one of a kind brooches and they will be for sale at Rebecca s shop after the Exhibition.

After I left Rebecca it was off to the studio for a full day of printing was a great day for it not too hot or too cold, the ink on the press was behaving itself and the printing was done in no time.

This left me with time to play with another new linocut to be made into Christmas Decorations I managed to get the black and the red printed .

I am planning to print this in a few more colour if you have any colour recommendations I would love to hear them.

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