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Suite Spotlight – Carneros Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Today we want to put the spotlight on one of our most popular designs – Carneros. Carneros has seen many customizations from real brides and grooms, but its timeless design is always present, no matter how our couples customize it.

Two of the main highlights on this design are the painted edges in Sunshine and the Dauphine Press exclusive envelope liner in a coordinating Sunshine chevron pattern. Swapping out these two elements means that the core of the design — the traditional letterpress monogram in our Varnish ink and modern typefaces — is still strong and present, but the suite as a whole still has a big impact and will suit your unique event.

With our recent updates to our Design Library and custom elements, the possibilities really are endless for this piece. Our expanded edge painting palette means you now have 58 colors to choose from, not to mention the same number of options for liner colors in any of our patterns!

You may recall that Carneros was also the subject of our style shoot from earlier this year {here is the behind the scenes look at the shoot}. Below are even more amazing shots of this suite.

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Meet Our New Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite – Fairfield

Today’s new invitation suite, Fairfield, has me sitting up straighter and speaking with a soft voice. This suite is so refined and sophisticated that it whisks me away from my desk right to this perfectly romantic inspiration board and extraordinary event.

Our team pulled together a few of our favorite new custom design elements to create this romantic suite — from the lattice pattern in Mist foil to the Luxe Board duplexed stock in London Fog featuring our new Caramel opaque ink in a traditional calligraphic typeface and finished with gold edge painting. It doesn’t get much more regal and bridal than this!

Fairfield Suite

We have really been enjoying the flexability of our new custom design elements. With the opaque inks and colored foil to match any palette and our new colored papers {more to come on our new colored foil and colored papers very soon!} we feel we could create just about anything you dream up!

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Customize your suite – with letterpress inks!

As we mentioned in our recent post on our new Calistoga suite, with our 2012 update, our Custom Wedding Portfolio includes a refreshed color palette!

We have 19 new letterpress inks, making a total of 68 colors available! Since colors vary from screen to screen, we recommend visiting one of our exclusive retailers to see and touch the true swatches before placing your order, but here’s a glance at the range:

DP_letterpress_ink_library3Within the full palette are 14 opaque letterpress inks, all with a slight shimmer. Our opaque inks have a subtle sheen and are ideal for printing on colored papers & envelopes. Please note that the only inks in this section available as edge painting are black, silver, gold & copper.

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Our opaque inks are the perfect match for another new custom detail highlighted in our 2012 update — duplexed colored papers — which we will be sharing even more about over the next week. We’ve been hard at work testing our new letterpress inks on the colored papers available in our line. Here’s a sneak peek of some fun test swatches hot off the press!

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Also, we now offer edge painting to match any letterpress ink color! That means you now have 5 times the options to choose from! Are you getting as excited as we are about all of the amazing new ways to bring color into your next print project?!

Last but not least, if you aren’t seeing what you are looking for here, we offer custom letterpress and edge painting ink mixes! Ask your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer for more information if you are interested in a color customized just for you.

 

Meet Our New Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite – Calistoga

Starting with our new Calistoga wedding invitation suite, we are sharing the new designs we launched at The National Stationery Show in New York this past May. We wanted to give each new design an individual post to share with you the details behind the design and our team’s vision of this suite. All of our new designs are now in the hands of our exclusive retailers if you’re dying to see these in person.

Calistoga incorporates a few of our newest custom design elements {keep an eye on the blog for even more of these new details!} — the large monogram letterpress printed in our new Apricot ink makes a bold yet elegant statement that pairs perfectly with the coordinating Apricot edging and delicate geometric pattern in our new Sea Glass ink on the back of the double-thick premium letterpress stock. You can’t miss the new die cut shape on the response card, which is the perfect finishing touch to any suite!

This is a traditional design with a modern twist that could work for any event, but the below board represents the romantic, ray-of-sunshine event our team had in mind when creating this original design.

Calistoga Suite

I don’t know about you, but I would love to be a guest at this wedding. It also has me thinking about all of the different possibilities for customizing this design though. Want a real sneak peek in to what is to come? All of our new designs are now in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II gallery! We will be giving each of them their own post over the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes out for even more eye candy!

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Behind The Scenes: 2012 Custom Wedding Portfolio Update

Our entire team has been hard at work getting all of the big and small details of our 2012 Update ready to ship this week.

The packages are going out over the next couple of days and to share a little of our excitement we wanted to post a few snapshots of some of the new details as well as an overview of all of the exciting elements in the update:

– Four brand new wedding suite designs!
– New colored papers with multiple duplexing options for super thick cards!
– Expanded foil palette with colored foil options!
– Inks, inks and more inks! Including new letterpress inks, opaque inks and 5 times the edging ink options!
– Expanded font options!
– New lookbook pages featuring over 400 new design variations!

Check in with our exclusive retailers to see the new details in person starting this weekend.

Our Updates have shipped!

Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as we highlight each of the new elements individually — and share a bunch more gorgeous visuals, of course!

 

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