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Get the Look – Hollywood Glamour

Today’s “Get the Look” feature is keeping with the Hollywood Glamour/Art Deco theme of our new design, Hamilton. This image is from The Luxor Collection by Johanna Johnson – you can (and we suggest you do!) view the full collection here.

Old Hollywood GlamourCredits: Fashion by Johanna Johnson

Want to see luxurious and decedent details like these incorporated in your letterpress stationery? Contact one of our exclusive retailers to start creating your custom design.

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Meet Our New Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite – Hamilton

Though we were sad to hear that The Great Gatsby movie has been delayed from its original debut this winter, with the new release date of summer 2013 we actually love that the light and airy palette of our Hamilton invitation suite will be right at home for an art deco inspired wedding in the summer months!

Our Hamilton suite is all about color and detail. Our new Honeydew foil gives a subtle touch of color but a whole lot of shine framing the vintage typefaces and on the vintage French pattern printed on the back of the invitation card. The secondary highlight is subtlety at its best with the new Lemon painted edges and new Lemon Meringue stock used on the response card. We especially love how the Honeydew foil prints on the Lemon Meringue paper – looks good enough to eat! This entire suite is traditional at heart, but really shows off the vintage glamour feel through the sweet color palette and intricate frame and pattern. Bon appétit!

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The Hamilton Suite

We’re loving Hamilton since it incorporates a number of the new custom design elements in our album — from the colored foil to the opaque Copper letterpress ink, to the fact that they both print beautifully on our premium letterpress papers as well as the vibrant Lemon Meringue stock. We hope you’re excited to visit your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to put your ideal stationery suite together — because we are certainly excited to see what you come up with using our new design elements!

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Customize your suite – with our new fonts!

Here at Dauphine Press we get quite enthusiastic about typography. Along with the debut of our new designs, we also wanted to share with you the NEW selection of fonts we recently added to our toolbox! With the addition of the 14 new fonts below, we now have a total of 140 beautiful typefaces that you can choose from.

While some couples select their invitation suite directly from the designs shown in our albums – our fonts, motifs & ink colors can always be swapped at no additional charge. Below are a few of our favorite new fonts. To see the full balance of custom elements you have available to you, click here!

Dauphine Press New Fonts Letterpress Foil Invitations
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You have already seen a few of these in action in our latest new design posts. Our new Calistoga suite is a beautiful showcase of Piel and Fairfield artfully displays Carolyna. One thing both of these fonts have in common is a hand-lettered feel, which is something we are getting a lot of requests for lately. Calligraphy style fonts are a great way to bring that hand-lettered look in to your suite, without the cost of true hand calligraphy.

Have you picked a favorite yet? If so, any of the design consultants at our exclusive retailers can help you pull your wedding stationery suite together.

Customize your suite – with colored papers & NEW duplexing options!

Along with our recent new design posts we are also sharing with you more details on the new embellishments each new design showcases. Our latest new design, Fairfield, is printed on our new Luxe Board duplexed stock. Today we’re sharing with you everything you need to know about duplexing our colored papers.

All of the colored papers in our Design Library (a total of 37 different colors) are available as duplexed stocks — and in three different thicknesses. Here’s a great visual showing all of the options!

Duplexed colored papers - multiple sheets plied together - letterpress - foil

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Note that our thickest option, our Luxe Board with the 30pt board mounted between two colored sheets, does show the white board (as seen in the image above) so we do recommend painted edges with our Luxe Board option — unless the white suits your aesthetic. The choice is yours!

As we mentioned last week, colored papers pair perfectly with our new opaque inks and foil {more to come on our expanded foil palette!}. Contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to see all of these options in person and to start designing your own custom suite!

Get the Look – Retro Red

As big fans of the television show Mad Men, we thought we could use a little off-season fix this week. The show inspires us on many levels but this photo shoot by Annie Leibowitz took the drama of the characters to a new level.  For a behind the scenes peek at the shoot, click here.

We love the bright cherry red and pops of metallic in this shot and definitely see this translating to a memorable invitation suite.

Below are suggestions from our designers for how to “get the look” using the many embellishments we have available in our Custom Wedding Portfolio. Enjoy!

Get the Look - Drama

Have your own inspiration pulled but not sure how to make it come to life? Feel free to contact your local Dauphine Press retailer or leave a comment below for designer input on how to best achieve your look! Looking for more inspiration from the Dauphine Press design team? Follow us on Pinterest to see what’s inspiring us.

See our previous “Get the Look” posts here and here.

Image Credits: Photography by Annie Leibovitz | Styled by Michael Roberts | Article by Bruce Handy

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