Friday, January 14, 2011

Retailer Profile- Gus and Ruby Letterpress

Gus and Ruby Letterpress

Portsmouth, NH

Owners: Samantha Finigan and Whitney Swaffield
Length in business: A little over 2 years

Why did you choose to carry the new Spark albums? Loved the versatility! Such a variety of designs from traditional Caitlyn to fun Valerie - there is something for everybody. We love the bold use of graphic and type. Also whimsy :)
Favorite design: Amelie and Isabel

Social Media
Facebook: gus & ruby letterpress
Other thoughts on the albums: Because there is just the two of us and we really give our couples the personal experience (appointment, champagne, etc), who we work with is really important and you guys are fun! You have built a relationship with us, and us with you, which actually helps our clients go from their vision to reality.

Average Client: Slightly more contemporary, really design savvy clients.

Strengths as a retailer/store: Really our customer service as we try to establish a relationship with each client and we care about each one of them. We can talk about their vision and give direction as we are both graphic designers and letterpress printers. This helps when we bring the order to you as we know what works and what doesn't for letterpress.

It's true, Samantha & Whitney know letterpress. All of us at Spark consider them a friendly dynamic duo. The projects they send our way encourage our willingness to mix and match the designs, creating custom pieces that are very personal to their clients. We love that. By the way, their paperhounds blog is a must read - check it out!

Photo credits:
top image- Mark Davidson Photography
bottom two images- Emilie Inc. Photography

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