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Get the Look – Natural Details For Letterpress Stationery

There is something about this photograph of Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Details magazine that really has us inspired. We love the wonderfully natural color palette, the layers of texture and the slick car. It’s the perfect inspiration for our gentleman’s edition of our Get the Look series.

Photography by Norman Jean Roy

The palette we’re dreaming up would include espresso letterpress ink printed on a thick duplexed card of London fog gray. For the embellishments, we love the addition of a gold painted edge and smart indigo envelope liner. Apply this recipe to any of our existing designs to create a dashing design for any event.

Get the Look – Dreamy Disposition, An Inspiring Look For Letterpress Invitations

This striking photograph of Kat Dennings has the perfect blend of hard and soft components. Deep, rich colors are offset by her soft makeup and coloring, while the backdrop evokes a vintage feeling. All of these elements are the perfect foundation for fall wedding inspiration.

Photography by Kurt Iswarienko / Styled by Moses Moreno

To capture this juxtaposition, we would love to see one of our more feminine designs like Kentfield or Kasbah customized in this darker color palette. We’re dreaming of olive green letterpress ink paired with gold foil stamping with a French roast colored backer card and antique gold envelope liner.  Want to make that transformation for your letterpress wedding stationery? Contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to begin the design transformation today!

Get the Look – Well Suited Letterpress Invitation Inspiration

We have created a fair amount of note cards, birthday and bar mitzvah invitations, suited for the most dapper of men and we wanted to share some of that inspiration with you. This photograph of Chris Pine for C for Men is a great example of what inspires us. The steely color palette, artisan printing technique and luxe embellishments would leave an impression that no one would forget.

Photographed by Sam Jones

This gentleman’s edition of our Get the Look series features a palette of metal and blue topaz letterpress inks on our thick cotton paper. With a black linen backer card framing the invitation and wrapped in a turtle dove gray pocket folder, this palette could transform any design into a well suited stationery suite.

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Get the Look – Letterpress Invitation Palette Inspired By A Romantic Journey

This stunning photograph of Amy Adams was taken by Norman Jean Roy for Allure magazine. Many details of this image would translate well to stationery – everything from her beautiful lace dress to the deep red roses.

Photographed By Norman Jean Roy | Creative Director Paul Cavaco

Imagine our Sonoma design customized with parchment letterpress ink and gold foil stamping! Then, wrap that elegant design in a champagne paper wrap and finish it with a Venetian red satin ribbon. Gorgeous! Any of our exclusive retailers can help you translate your inspiration, anything from a single photo to an entire Pinterest board into your very own custom letterpress wedding invitation!

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Get the Look – Pretty in Pink

The lovely Natalie Portman graced the Sofia Coppola directed ad (found here) for Miss Dior perfume earlier this year. We absolutely love this look and feel it is the ideal inspiration for the sophisticated bride who loves a soft and feminine feel. The wall of roses offers an array of pinks that make a compelling color palette with varied shades and hues. Nothing matches exactly, which is what really appeals to us — we love to layer and mix colors, patterns and fonts to create a truly unique design.

Our design team envisioned our petal pink and ice plant green letterpress inks printed on our premium cotton stock. With the thick stock edged in bold fuchsia and the envelope lined in a shimmering pyrite, this customization is a great example of how our custom design process can work for any look. All you have to do is pick your favorite design from our collection and apply these details and, voilà! — your ideal custom suite is created!

Visit one of our exclusive retailers with your inspiration in hand to get started on your custom letterpress invitation design today!

In our regular Get the Look series from the Dauphine Press design department, we share some of our favorite hot new style finds and make suggestions for how you can translate the same look into your wedding stationery using the many custom elements available to you in our design library. Keep in mind that ALL of our stationery suites receive a designer’s touch and every one of our designs is customizable. Pairing the color palette and embellishments above with any of our motifs or fonts allows us to create a stationery suite that is unique to you!


 

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