A Blog by Dauphine Press

Customize Your Suite with Varnish Ink

After falling in love with blind hits (designs impressed into the paper using no ink), we got to thinking that a light tonal effect might give a bit more pop to our letterpress printed art while maintaining that soft and elegant look that our brides often look for.

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While developing our Vizcaya invitation design, we decided to create something new—our Varnish ink, which offers a whisper of color and takes a tonal effect on any color paper. After its introduction in our Coral line last year we’ve seen bride’s using it in many of our other invitation designs with stunning results.

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Very versatile Varnish works great for large, bold designs, but can add just enough detail to images that might be too delicate for a blind hit. We love watching new pieces come off the presses using this technique. Keep them coming!

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Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Anne & Mike {Part One}

We recently had the pleasure of working with a lovely local couple, Anne and Mike, to design and print the invitations and day of pieces for their Santa Barbara wedding.

To tie-in to the look and feel of their event at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort, Anne and Mike selected the Grammercy suite from our Coral wedding line for their menu and other reception pieces.

Their charming and classically Californian event was photographed by the brilliant Ray Erwin, who was voted one of the top ten wedding photographers of 2009 by American Photo. He recently featured Anne and Mike’s wedding on his blog —  click here to see Ray’s beautiful work and more details from Anne and Mike’s joyous day.

Check back next week when we feature Anne and Mike’s invitation suite in a to-die-for tangerine and turquoise color combination.

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Don’t miss out – Free Deals for the Month of May!

Don’t miss out on this month’s fantastic deals! For the first time ever, we are offering free envelope liners OR free rounded corners on all invitation and announcement orders during the month of May. This amazing offer applies to all of our letterpress invitation collections: Dauphine Press Custom Portfolio, Coral and Bar & Bat Mitzvah.

When you visit one of our Dauphine Press dealers, please bring along this form which outlines all the details, or contact us for more information.

Happy shopping!

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New designs in the Knot

We’re really honored to have two of our new letterpress invitation designs featured in summer issue of The Knot! Both designs are from our Coral collection.

The first is Granada

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The second is Volusia in shades of blue


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and a peek at the full Volusia suite with patterned envelope liners


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Don’t forget – envelope liners or rounded corners come free with your invitation order during the month of May!

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