A Blog by Dauphine Press

Client Customization – Classic Romance

Our retailer, The Social Type, helped this bride and groom create a classically romantic wedding invitation suite with {in our opinion} the perfect amount of decorative embellishments.

The design on the main invitation incorporates a very traditional look with a Varnish letterpress printed floral motif in each corner framing the classic mix of script and sans serif fonts. The extra touch here is that those restrained florals on the front of the card meander onto the back of the extra-thick, duplexed card in an overall floral pattern. What a great way to make a design statement on a usually-unused  portion of an invitation card. Another unexpected detail is a tear-off response card with those flowing florals again stretching over both ends of the cards.


Extra-thick duplexed cardstock, subtle Varnish for your favorite decorative motif, creating an all-over pattern on the back of the card, a fun perforated response card … the perfect combination for creating a classically romantic wedding invitation suite. With this much attention to detail, the wedding day is sure to be one that guests will not soon forget.

Are you ready to create your unforgettable wedding invitation suite? We would love to help you create a custom design for your wedding day that incorporates the decorative details that you love most.

Client Customization – Letterpress Fashion Week Trifold Invitation

As some of you may have already seen, when we gave a sneak preview of this fun invitation on our Instagram account, we love that we were able to play a small part in this event! This fun letterpress trifold invitation incorporates some great design elements, all in one place!


Dauphine Press retailer Mrs. Post Stationery brought this project to us and we loved how they took our trifold format as a jumping off point and then incorporated elements from the event into the invitation design. What fun to work with such a stylish group. We knew it would have amazing results.

Memphis Fashion Week benefits the Emerging Memphis Designer Project and the Memphis Fashion Fund. The theme this year incorporated a natural color palette and patterns inspired by nature. The Copper and Ice Plant letterpress inks pair beautifully and help highlight the design elements. The wood pattern on the front cover mirrors their logo and the honeycomb elements are sprinkled throughout with a large hexagon shape framing the headline on the first panel and also used in a delicate manner on the last panel with a small scale honeycomb pattern. They used that last panel and placed a full-color fashion image over it so that the pattern framed the image. {Be sure to check out the @memphisfashionweek Instagram account for all of the non-stationery details including a must-see floral installation, also honeycomb inspired, in the VIP lounge created by @holidayflowersandevents!}.

Do you have a special event coming up for your work and need a fabulous invitation?! We would love to work with you, hear all of your ideas and create an amazing invitation design. Contact us or your local Dauphine Press retailer and tell us all about it!

Client Customization – Unique Wedding Invitation

Our Custom Wedding Portfolio is designed so that brides and grooms can select one of our existing invitations as-is, you can use an existing design as a jumping off point and personalize it for your event — or, you can use the individual design library elements to create our own unique design from the ground up. This last option is exactly what this couple, sent our way by exclusive retailer By Invitation Only in Oklahoma, chose for their wedding invitation. These truly custom designs are always exciting for us because it really shows the personality of the couple and is truly unique to them.


This one-of-a-kind design is printed on our Savoy Natural White, 236# letterpress stock in a combination of a Blind Hit floral, motifs in a mix of Celadon letterpress and Honeydew foil and finished with Satin Gold Foil type.

For emellishments, the couple added a soft finish to the card with elegant rounded corners on all pieces, oh-so-pretty Cameo colored envelopes and an Envelopments Raw Silk White Trellis envelope liner for a wow-factor when the envelope is opened.

This couple had their dream invitation realized by choosing their favorite elements. We’re here to help if you want to create your very own design!

Client Customization – Brilliant Blue Bar Mitzvah

Our popular journal format is great for all types of events and today we’re sharing a custom version of our Greenwich Bar Mitzvah journal invitation. Our long-time retailer {and expert stationer!} Sincerely Yours, Diane created this custom 4-page version that features two shades of brilliant blue letterpress – our Twilight ink and a custom turquoise {Pantone 2915u}.

The custom nature of our wedding album and design library allows you to customize a design for any type of event and this family did a great job of adding their own personal touch. Loving the font treatment of the original, they personalized the design with their own wording and message. They also used the same font treatment to create a custom note card that this young guest-of-honor will use for many years to come.


Additional fun details include a perforated response card that tears right out of the last page of the journal and fits into a colorful blue response envelope with a white foil stamped return address. The sleek silver grommets tie everything together, wrapping the journal in a dark navy {Envelopments Indigo} backer, and make a handsome statement.

This family also created two different versions of their invitation journal. Wanting to share different sets of details with kids and adults, they customized two versions. This way, everyone has the information they need that’s tailored to them and the details they care most about {and need to know}.

We would love to create a custom invitation design for your next big event! Contact us or one of our exclusive retailer {like Sincerely Yours, Diane} and we can start the creative process!

Client Customization – Traditional With A Pop Of Color

As graphic designers we are often inspired by all creative avenues. We love when print design crosses paths with fashion or home decor. When our exclusive retailer Only The Best approached us with this design, we could not wait to see it in print. The overall textile-like pattern {printed in our varnish ink under charcoal letterpress} added to the accessory card of our Carneros invitation design adds even more visual interest to the overall design and really highlights the letterpress printing.


Framing the cards in a raspberry edge painting adds a delightful pop of color that we also love seeing in fashion and home decor. Do you have a favorite fashion or home decor statement you love to make? If so, tell us about it! We love the challenge of incorporating the personal style of all of our couples into their custom design.


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