CELEBRATING THE SIMPLE LIFE
Rubyblue is a luxury card and stationery brand based in Nottingham. A family run production studio, we design, print, and deliver beautiful hand finished collections of digital, letterpress, and foil paper products. All originally created by Clare Godden.
Every product is proudly made in the UK with great care, attention and detail. The brand launched in the autumn of 2012 and is a reflection of Clares love of the simple things in life, and aims to celebrate them with sophisticated beautiful designs that bring together a sense of warmth and happiness. The products are hand printed using individual printing plates and type ensuring that all cards are unique with a luxury feel to them.
Products are currently stocked on Etsy and Ethical Market.
Letterpress printing dates back to the 15th century where writing and images are indented into the paper to create a sense of depth and texture. The process uses a raised surface of a printing plate, metal or wood type to create the impression, the depth on the impression can vary depending upon the thickness and softness of paper. Each impression is done by hand, making each print unique to the next. More time consuming but with great results.
Digital printing refers to printing from a digitally-based image direct from a computer. This method uses laser or inkjet printers and allows a quick turnaround, as no plates are needed and modification can be made to an image between an impression. Each impression will be the same and inks come in an unlimited choice of colour. A more affordable option on a quicker time scale.