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, April 20, 2011

our tiny caravan in print

I would like you all to meet my tiny Caravan that we have named her teeny as she stretched a massive 12ft, she is so cute that I wanted to share her with everyone so I have carved her out of lino and printed her on greeting cards.
Each one has been printed on 100 % cotton rag paper and was then hand coloured with Windsor and Newton water colours, these can be either given to a friend
or kept for yourself and put in a frame.
These cards will be available from my etsy store as of this week and at Salamanca Market this weekend.

my workspace today

Today was also a day for finishing and packaging up orders and getting things sorted out for this weekends Salamanca Market these packs below are drink coasters in pack of 8 in each pack there are 2 of each colour

Monday, April 18, 2011

today at the studio

Bright Festive colours for Mexican themed party drink coasters, I love these colours together

Lovely olive Mothers day gift tags ready to be stocked at Rebecca Roth Jewellery at The Salamanca Art Centre ,Hobart

I have also been rethinking my marketing stationery and after a year of using vista print I have decided it was time to start printing my own business cards and social stationery with Hand carved linocut designs and handset type as much as I love Vista print nothing beats totally original hand printed business cards that are totally unique to anyone elses.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Going Global

I have been thinking about setting a streaming webcam up at the studio and have it broadcasting on the net in times of high production.

I don't even really know how to go about setting something like that up but I just thought it might be fun for people to see how I work when I am making prints or carving a new block I suspect there might be a lot of me staring out at the sea, Wow how exciting would that be to watch! lol

would you watch?
do you think it is an interesting, stupid, odd, idea?
what do you all think ?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I love flickr

a tidy table a rare thing for melinocut print and letterpress block my studiomy printing studiomy printing studiomy printing studio
bost on the derwent river hobartthe derwent river Hobart ,Tasmaniaowl bookplatesowl bookplatesartichoke greeting cardcat greeting card
luggage tags luggage tagsfavor bags for weddings and birthdaysletterpress tagsletterpress tags and notecardsletterpress tags
letterpress notecardstoy printing machinetoy printing machinetoy printing machineretro picnic setNative bird edition drying

I love flickr
I have been a member of Flickr for a couple of years now and I never tire of it,so much to look at and be inspired by groups to join and people to become friends with .
I have been a Pro member since I first joined and will continue to be for as long as I can as it has been a fantastic resource for me in regards to finding new ways to display my work at market and just finding inspiration for new prints
I love flickr I bet you will too!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I can't believe I have only just discovered Craftgawker what a fabulous site
I can see already it is going to become a bit of an addiction with so many beautiful artists submitting photos of their work with links to their blogs so you can read more about them and their work .... love it

If there is anyone out there that hasn't seen craftgawker please check it out its fantastic

Monday, April 4, 2011


Ruby Playing the Hurdy Gurdy with Jane

who said fate doesn't have a hand in things ? things have just seems to falling to place for Allan in the last couple of months we have been meeting musicians that are on the same wave length musically to Allan in all kinds of places, markets and the like, it has been just a matter of luck and just speaking up and asking if they would like to collaborate in some way.

Heidi, Rod, Georgina and Allan

We have been having a lot of visitor here the last couple of weeks Allan and some musician friends have been having rehearsals here every week for their up coming concert at the end of May at the St George cathedral in Battery point, Hobart.

Heidi & Georgina

The concert will consist of singing, piano, violin, flute, classical guitar and Hurdy Gurdy the music has a folk/celtic sound and are a mix of traditional and original music.
From what I have heard here at rehearsals it is going to be a spectacular concert and definately one not to be missed.


It has also been a wonderful education for Ruby with all the different instruments passing through our door and hearing so much beautiful music she is having the childhood I dreamt about, my lucky girl.