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Fine Details from The Fine Print

We’re here today with another installment of Fine Details from The Fine Print. These are some of our favorite posts to share with you because they are full of all of the exciting things (big and small) that we have the pleasure of experiencing every day at Dauphine Press.

I think we’ll keep up the trend of starting off with gorgeous visuals. We have a bundle of images to share that are straight from our print studio in New York and our design studio in California. Of course we love every final pieces once they have been printed and embellished, but as true paper and print lovers we absolute adore the process. Take a look:

Dauphine Press Studio Shots

/1/ Isn’t this stack of cards with gold painted edges gorgeous?! Just imagine the endless possibilities for designs printed on those luminous cards! /2/ We couldn’t include gold without including silver. This piece has a little twist though – these cards fall into the Dauphine Press Couture category with the 4-ply cards, custom foil corner detail and silver painted beveled edges! Stunning! /3/ We love this action shot of a Marinwood save the date on press. /4/ Another action shot, but foil this time showing the roll of foil after stamping an intricate frame on to that same Marinwood save the date.

Studio Shots

/5/ The process of hand-lining envelopes! /6/ That same envelope up close – isn’t the striped red and white liner adorable? Perfect timing for Valentine’s Day! /7/ One of the benefits of working with an amazing group of designers is the immaculate desks they keep. Here’s a little vignette from Matt’s desk. /8/ A familiar site – Pantone chips on busy desks as our design team plans out the latest update to our line (How’s that for a teaser? There’s more to come on that subject!).

To wrap up this Friday version of Fine Details from The Fine Print we thought we would share a few links:

~ Just in time for Valentine’s Day: We adore the new LOVE stamp that includes lettering from one of our favorite illustrators, Jessica Hische.

~ We spotted our Auburn place card on one of our favorite daily reads recently, The Ritzy Bee Blog. Maria and Kelly have a way of finding the sweetest details and pairing them perfectly with other gorgeous elements and we were delighted to have one of our designs included in this recent blog post.

~ One of our cherished retailers, Parchment Nantucket, created a very special piece earlier this year that we were honored to design and letterpress print. Heidi shows the final framed piece on their blog.

~ Have you seen our list of Blogging Retailers and Friends? It’s right over here –> You’ll find links like The Ritzy Bee Blog and Parchment Nantucket’s Blog as well as many other great friends of Dauphine Press. Enjoy!

Tangerine Tango

When Pantone announced Tangerine Tango as the 2012 color of the year we couldn’t wait to customize a new design around it. We love the versatility of this cheerful and bright color. Our newly released Tangelo ink is the perfect way to incorporate this color trend into your stationery – for anything from a spring wedding or baby shower to your own personal note card set or calling cards.

Inspired by a recent design from Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale’s, we created this Marinwood variation. We changed the floral motif to our widely popular peony artwork and updated the ink to our on-trend Tangelo. Changing these custom elements from the original Marinwood suite, gives a whole new life to this best-selling design. For embellishment, a custom Satin Copper foil die was added to really make it shine!

Enjoy a peek at our Tangelo inspiration below!

Tangerine Tango Inspiration Board

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Dauphine Press Foil Letterpress Invitation

dauphine press letterpress and foil invitation with photo

We chose a tonal palette for this Tangerine Tango look, but another thing we love about this color is how it can be beautifully paired with so many other colors. Wouldn’t it look amazing paired with our Parchment, Sunshine or Petal inks? Or Satin Silver foil? What would you love to see this 2012 color of the year paired with?

Follow our Tangerine Tango board (and more!) on Pinterest.

The Lab Event

It’s amazing how quickly January went by! I’m guessing it’s because we were working on (and enjoying!) quite a few exciting things here at Dauphine Press. Of course, the first being our new website, but we also had the opportunity to attend a brand new bridal event – The Lab Event in Sonoma. It’s was so refreshing to see this new format and I’m sure the long line of guests outside the venue felt the same.

The Lab Event was a collection of vignettes set within the Cline Cellars Barrel Room created by the participating Lab vendors. In addition to the vignettes was the Lab Library with portfolios from all of the Lab Library members (including us!). The result was a room filled with the most gorgeous wedding reception vignettes and eye candy. Take a peek at a few of our snapshots from the event:

*That’s our Katrina above with Anne Sage of The City Sage.

To top it off, we thought we would include our (always slightly embarrassing) photobooth photos we walked away with at the end of the night.

the lab event

Clearly, fun was had by all and we can’t wait to do it again!


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