A Blog by Dauphine Press

Designer’s Inspiration {Custom Wedding Signs}

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We love the way that wedding reception decor has been elevated over the past few years. Seeing high design and fancy fonts make their way beyond wedding invitations is so very exciting for us. Today’s inspiring link is to a custom wedding sign source, Rustic Drift. Take a peek at these one-of-a-kind pieces of art that are an ideal fit for any rustic inspired wedding event – from showers, to rehearsal dinners to the wedding reception! Gorgeous!

Designer’s Inspiration {Calligraphy Font}

Calligraphy font for wedding invitations

We see a lot of fonts and scripts while designing wedding invitations each day. It takes a special font to sweep us off our feet! Today’s link is to a new script font that is based on calligraphy by one of our favorite calligraphers, Kathy Milici of 24 Karat Designs. Kathy teamed up with font designer Alejandro Paul on the creation of the new Gratitude Script font. We are so excited for them – and our clients who will be able to incorporate this exquisite font with an overall classic feel paired with whimsical glyphs and ornamental details on their wedding invitations.

We love the name of the font too, Gratitude. We see so much gratitude from the brides and grooms we have the honor to work with. We love the story behind the creation of Gratitude Script, which reminds us to be grateful for all of the big things {like marriages and weddings!} and little things {like how gorgeous all of those thin and thick lines will look when letterpress printed!} in our lives. Beautiful!

Holiday Wishes From Dauphine Press

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and warm wishes for the new year! We are celebrating the beauty of the season with this letterpress design showcasing delicate pine boughs and a traditional color palette.

All of us at Dauphine Press wish you the happiest of holidays!

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DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: 236# Reich Savoy, brilliant white | Ink: varnish + custom PMS 348 | Embellishments: edge painting in silver, custom envelope + custom stamp design | Envelope Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Mary Ellen

Happy Holidays from Dauphine Press

We love the holidays for all of their visual beauty — the sights and sounds of the season, the decorative gift wrapping, all of the event planning with family and friends gathering around a perfectly set table! But, most of all, we love the way the holidays bring on a time when everyone is reflecting on the year past, dreaming about a bright future and wishing all of their family and friends the very best!

All of us at Dauphine Press are very excited for what 2014 will bring … and especially what Dauphine Press will bring to you! We couldn’t do it without all of our amazing retailers and the beautiful couples we have the pleasure of working with every day. Thank you so much for sharing in this journey with us!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Dauphine Press Holiday Post

Please note that our team will be spending time with family, celebrating the holidays and will be closed from Wednesday, December 25th through Wednesday, January 1st. We will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd.

Client Customization – Calligraphy with a burst of color!

Today’s client customization is a great example of how to use our custom design process to create a truly personalized stationery suite and an illustration of how small touches can have a big impact! The secret behind this customization is that it was actually customized twice! Please allow me to explain . . .

The original order came to us from our exclusive retailer Invitations and More, by Bonnie in New York. Bonnie and her client  created a beautiful, traditional design. Knowing that we can work with any supplied letterpress-friendly artwork {for no additional cost!}, Bonnie and her client sent us hand calligraphy. Working with calligraphers is something we do quite often and pairing letterpress printing and the hand of a true graphic artist is one of our favorite things to do. The letterpress printing and deep impression in our premium cotton papers has a way of really showcasing the thin and thick lines of hand lettering. Using our large royal size invitation {an oversized large square} in an off-white color, the calligraphy printed in black letterpress ink really showcases the hand calligraphy.

When our favorite industry magazine, Stationery Trends, was looking for images for their Chartreuse Color Wheel feature for their Winter 2012 issue, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to see what we could do to transform this traditional invitation suite. With just a simple edge painting embellishment we were able to create something completely different – and just as gorgeous! For the green edging, we chose a custom neon shade of green to really give it that pop we were looking for. Take a look for yourself:

We feel the story behind the two versions of this suite are a perfect marriage of what is current and what is always in style. Which version is your favorite? Are you classically traditional or do you like a splash of trendy mixed with your modern? To transform any of the designs in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II, visit one of our exclusive retailers to start the custom design process for your own wedding invitation suite.

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