creating a culture of curiosity, creativity, and calm
Ruff House Print Shop
STORY : Ruff House is a woman owned and run letterpress print shop in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. Each product we create expresses our love of the outdoors and adventure, small-town values and positivity.
In 2009, I followed a dream of “someday” and bought a 1915 antique letterpress, quit my designer day job and Ruff House was born. 5 years later, in 2014 I upped my solopreneurer game, moved my print shop out of my basement and into a gorgeous downtown space and topped it off with stationery & gift retail store. Today, our team of 15 women spends the day creating products, fulfilling orders and chatting up local customers!
Our best-selling line of gifts and stationery features hand letterpress printed artwork created by us and has appeared in over 2500 independent boutiques around the world and select national retailers like Anthropologie and Paper Source. In addition to home office stationery such as planners, calendars, greeting cards, and pencils, we also create home goods products like notepads, recipe books, coasters and enamel pins.