Ruby Victoria Letterpress & Printmaking

44 Napoleon street
Battery Point
0414 071 145
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice I specialise in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure. All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakeable 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 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 all my new & existing Customers & fans of relief printing
Interview with Narelle from Ruby Victoria Letterpress & Printmaking
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
1994, Apprentice Print machinist
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
I like that I can print both my own hand carved blocks and handset type together
What inspires you?: 
colour, music, texture, nature, people, I particularly like the German expressionist printmakers
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
How would you describe your artwork?: 
fun ,unique, original, classic, simplistic,
What kind of products do you create?: 
bookplates, greeting cards, notecards,bookmarks, girt tags, original limited edition art works,
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
will be holding linocut carving and printing workshop in the very near future
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
you don't need all the big heavy impressive equipment to create something beautiful
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