A Blog by Dauphine Press

We’ve Updated Our Website With New Styles & Features!

Today, we are proud to announce that we have made some amazing new updates to our beloved website. Because our website is one of the ways we share what we do with all of you, we took great care in improving its features and are now very excited to share the details!

First up is our new Search By Style feature! Having created so many custom wedding stationery designs, we’ve built up a substantial collection of unique styles that would be suitable inspiration for various types of events. In fact, we have created everything from vintage to modern, and as specific as, wine country or seaside.

Using our new Search By Style feature, you can start your invitation selection and design process by searching our site for key words that match the look and feel of your {soon to be!} big day. This new tool also allows you to search for different print techniques {like letterpress or foil} as well as for your favorite embellishments {such as duplexed stocks and die cut shapes}. From there, you can take your list of favorites to your local Dauphine Press retailer and start creating your own custom wedding stationery using their expert design input and our custom design details.

The second new feature is one we know you will love — more designs! We added 52 designs to our site that range from new wedding suites, updates on classic Dauphine Press wedding suites, our entire Coral wedding line, Bar & Bat Mitzvah designs and even custom social designs, which include baby announcements and calling cards!

Enjoy all of the new details and eye candy! With all of the inspiration, once you’re ready to order your new Dauphine Press custom stationery, we encourage you to visit your local exclusive retailer to see everything in person and place your order.

Now is a great time too! Our Spring Promotion is running through the end of June.

Behind The Scenes: 2012 Custom Wedding Portfolio Update

Our entire team has been hard at work getting all of the big and small details of our 2012 Update ready to ship this week.

The packages are going out over the next couple of days and to share a little of our excitement we wanted to post a few snapshots of some of the new details as well as an overview of all of the exciting elements in the update:

- Four brand new wedding suite designs!
- New colored papers with multiple duplexing options for super thick cards!
- Expanded foil palette with colored foil options!
- Inks, inks and more inks! Including new letterpress inks, opaque inks and 5 times the edging ink options!
- Expanded font options!
- New lookbook pages featuring over 400 new design variations!

Check in with our exclusive retailers to see the new details in person starting this weekend.

Our Updates have shipped!

Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as we highlight each of the new elements individually — and share a bunch more gorgeous visuals, of course!

 

Behind the Scenes: Larkspur Style Shoot

One of the stars of our most recent style shoot was our Larkspur suite. This Royal format invitation with an intricate border and traditional text inside a decorative frame is a big hit here at Dauphine Press. Inspired by vintage gold-edged china and Italian tile work, our team created a custom two-color letterpress pattern and paired it with a gold foil frame and a collection of coordinating patterns for the accessory pieces.

Working with Enjoy Events Co. and Nicole Hill Gerulat again on this vignette resulted in another beautiful collection of photographs. Photographs that we loved so much we chose one of the shots for our ad in the Martha Stewart Weddings Spring issue for all to enjoy!

Together we went back to that “gold-edged china” inspiration and built a beautiful tablescape with Larkspur as the centerpiece. Enjoy Events Co. found each and every detail – from the collection of mismatched gold-edge and seafoam china to the gold rimmed seafoam stemware, gold silverware and coordinating florals. Those florals! Such a perfect touch! It’s a tiny detail, but we love the way the interworkings of the tiny pom mirrors the olive green button detail in the Larkspur pattern! Thanks Nicole for capturing that detail!

Dauphine Press Foil Letterpress Invitation

Larkspur Letterpress Foil Design Invitation

Dauphine Press Foil Letterpress Invitation Shoot - Flowers by Enjoy Events Co.

The same amazing team was behind the scenes for this vignette (see the other vignettes here).

Dauphine Press Larkspur Letterpress and Foil Photoshoot Martha Stewart Weddings

 1. Nicole Gerulat Hill | 2. Mallory Ullmann | 3. Megan & Emily of Enjoy Events Co. | 4. Georgia Deaver  | 5. Amanda of One True Love Vintage | 6. Dauphine Press

As one of our most popular designs, Larkspur has seen many amazing customizations. For example, the ladies over at Always A Bridesmaid shared a few of the examples their clients have created recently. We also have another gorgeous version heading your way later this week — just in time for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday this weekend!

Our New Website

Dauphine Press Letterpress Stationary Announcement

We are thrilled to announce our brand new Dauphine Press website!

The Dauphine Press design team has been hard at work for the past couple of months creating our new site and we are just delighted with how it has all come together and are very excited to finally be sharing it with you. Our new site features:

- A full gallery of our Custom Wedding Portfolio II
- A complete electronic version of our Design Library
- New section on our Design & Printing Services (with even more to come soon!)
- The new home of our beloved blog – The Fine Print

You will see that throughout the site we have included brand new photography, shot by the amazing Nicole Hill Gerulat as well as images from a style shoot we put together with Enjoy Events Co. Keep an eye on our blog for a behind the scenes post on our style shoot.

We would love to hear what you think! Have you had the opportunity to create a website from the ground up? Did you love it as much as we did? Any and all feedback is welcome!

A Sneak Peek

After releasing two new album lines in 2009, we’re busy at work behind the scenes on our next launch that will be available later this year. In the meantime, we have a few surprises up our sleeves that we’ll be sharing soon!

As we do every year, we sent out a fun card this week to all the wonderful dealers we work with from coast to coast to let them know that we’ll miss seeing them this year at the National Stationery Show, but we’re preparing some exciting things to come at Dauphine Press – edge painting is just one fun finishing touch that we’re adding to our repertoire!


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Dealers on the east coast were treated to an interesting postmark on their “delight delivery” which were sent from the nation’s first post office located in Philadelphia’s Old City. Brides take note: this is the only post office in the country that hand cancels each piece of mail as a matter of course. The unique postmark bears the signature of Benjamin Franklin, the first Postmaster General: “B. Free Franklin.” Even the postmark date is set in vintage form, including the abbreviation for the month of May.

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This is also the only post office in the country that does not fly the
American flag. Why? Because when it was established in 1775 we weren’t a country yet, so there was simply no flag to fly.

Post office photo from here.

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