Gus and Ruby is a full service stationery boutique and letterpress print shop.  They have a brick and mortar retail space that offers beautiful stationery, paper products and gifts for the home and office. But the bread and butter of their business is custom design.  They create wedding invitations (or any sort of announcement) that reflects a couple’s unique personality and vision for their big day.  Whatever you can dream up for style. and look – these gals can make it happen. Your guests will know as soon as they open the mail – that this is a wedding that can’t be missed.

Owners, Samantha Finigan and Whitney Swaffield, shared a vision to open a traditional print shop and their dogs, “Gus” and “Ruby” became instant friends. The pair of women have built one of the most well known and creative shops in Northern New England.

For those who may not know, letterpress is a unique style of print making. It’s a centuries-old technique in which raised-plate metal cuts are inked and pressed into cotton paper. Each card or envelope is hand-fed through a press one sheet at a time. Gus & Ruby Letterpress custom work is done on an antique Chandler & Price press circa 1896 that was once owned by Whitney’s grandfather who was also a print maker.

With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship, the luxurious finish and gorgeous look of letterpress stationery is the perfect choice for any occasion. Those on a budget also have many options with flat printed invitations. They will work with you to find the best plan for your style and budget.

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