Here at The Ranch, we love showcasing great small businesses. Paper Parasol Press is one of our featured artistans available in the store. We carry a small stock of their birthday cards, holiday cards, and wedding cards.
A handmade, woman-owned family print shop based in the San Francisco Bay Area home, Paper Parasol Press brings a combination of midwest roots and energy of the West Coast. They are fans of handwritten correspondence, human connections, and artful designs.
Cindy is the owner, designer, and creative director of Paper Parasol Press. She has worked in the greeting card industry as both a designer and production artist for years. in 2014, she moved from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area and went full time with Paper Parasol Press, dragging her Vandercook #3 press in a Budget truck the entire 2,148 miles. The SF Bay is now home.
She is a fan of mid-century design, flea markets, and road trips. Her dream is to one day own a roadside attraction, build a tiki bar in her backyard, and become somewhat fluent in Spanish.
All paper goods are printed in the USA by a second generation family print shop. Envelopes & paper are also from a family-owned paper mill.