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It’s a Wrap – 2012 on Instagram

With 2012 nearing its end, we wanted to share some of our favorite Instagram photos from throughout the year. We can’t wait to see what 2013 has to offer, so be sure to follow us!

1. Beautiful Papaya color inspiration | 2. Our new Key Lime and Seaglass swatches | 3. In the workroom with one of our vintage presses | 4. Edge painting – now in 56 of our ink colors

5. Our foil suite, Stinson, on press | 6. Design inspiration for one of our favorite suites, Larkspur | 7. The sweetest thank you card from Austin Warnock | 8. Some lovely liner patterns

9. We’re thrilled to be a part of the LAB Event 2013 | 10. Our Larkspur design was a big hit this year | 11. Foil stamped pendants for the National Stationery Show | 12. Festive letterpress and foil on our Hamilton save the date

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Fine Details from The Fine Print – Our Blogging Retailers

Source: Typewriter photo from the AMAZING AM Radio Etsy Shop. Click here to see their full collection!

As we’re sure you know by now, our exclusive retailers are #1 in our book! We love that we have the opportunity to work with so many paper experts around the world and that when a couple looks for Dauphine Press it is these fine folks that are helping them create amazing suites! With the launch of our latest new designs and custom design elements, we have been seeing many posts from our retailers on their blogs. It’s fun to see their perspective and favorite elements in our line. We know there are a lot of paper lovers out there reading our blog, so we wanted to spread the word about these sites with the hopes that you will love them as much as we do!

Couture Ink in Ridgefield, New Jersey

Hitched in Washington, DC

Paper Passionista in Seattle, Washington

Posh Parties & Paper in Jupiter, Florida

Salutations in Chapel Hill and Charlotte, North Carolina

Sweet Paper in La Jolla, California

The Write Image in Salt Lake City, Utah

These are just a hand-full of the recent posts we have seen, but you can see even more blogging retailers in the list to the right. We hope you fall in love with these blogs as we have — and that they become daily reads for you too!

See what we’ve been up to – on Instagram!

It has been a busy (and exciting!) couple of weeks here at Dauphine Press. We have quite a few more detailed posts coming up with specifics of what we have been up to, but today we wanted to share a few images. Dauphine Press is now on Instagram (dauphinepress) and we’ve been having fun documenting and sharing the latest news. We hope you enjoy!

1. Katrina attended wedding photographer Erin Bigley‘s wedding over the holiday weekend in Carmel, Ca and captured this beautiful vignette.

2. As we revealed at the National Stationery Show (NSS) last week, our Edge Painting is now available in 56 colors.

3&4. Also announced at NSS, we have a bunch of new letterpress and foil swatches (seen on press above) that will reach our retailers this July!

5. Our design team was delighted to work with You + ME* for the styling of our NSS booth. This photo is of Miya hanging the gorgeous garland of Midori ribbon.

– 6 & 7. Snapshots of some of our booth details!

– 8. A visit from Kelly Brent, Cassidy Iwersen and Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings (photographed here with owner of Dauphine Press, Glenn Schuster).

We hope you enjoyed these visuals of what we’ve been up to. If you want to see more, follow us on Instagram (dauphinepress).

Fine Details from The Fine Print

Happy Friday, Fine Print fans! Today’s “Fine Details” post is a collection of our favorite images from the week — a few from each coast. Enjoy these images from our California design studio and our New York print studio!

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Holidays and gift giving are tons of fun when you work with a creative group. This past Valentine’s Day was no exception and was full of charming designer details. Heather handmade valentine bags filled with sweet treats (and displaying one of our favorite puns – suite!) /1/ while Matt’s gift included a little card /2/ that celebrates the love between Mr. & Mrs. Eaves (two of our favorite fonts). Maybe it’s just February, but pink seems to be everywhere we look lately. This image of pink blossoms /3/ was taken in downtown Petaluma and Pinky’s Pizza /4/ is just down the street. How can you not have a little love for that vintage typography?

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Our press room in New York continued turning out amazing print work this week. We can’t get enough of this image showing the plate for a custom Carneros mixed with Cloverdale-inspired save the date being inked /5/. Isn’t the vibrant fuchsia color on the rollers /6/ to die for?!  Always delighted to see the art of letterpress in action, we also adore the side-by-side shots of our Bloom suite – on press and finished invitation ready to send to the couple! /7-8/

We are enjoying early spring weather here in Northern California. We hope that your weekend is sunny too – whether these images brighten your winter weather or if you too are enjoying early spring with us!


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:

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/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.

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/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!


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