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Vintage Hollywood Shoot

Everyone loves a great inspiration style shoot — us included! It’s an even bigger treat to work with some of the most amazing wedding vendors out there and collaborate on creating visuals that will inspire brides and grooms with every large and small detail.

This Vintage Hollywood shoot is no exception. Recently featured on Style Me Pretty, these beautiful details are the result of a collaboration with MLKL PhotographyOlam Weddings and Kerry Quade.

Vintage Hollywood Style Shoot

Stylistically, this suite’s chic typography was inspired by high fashion with a nod to the mid-century design. The gold foil impressed into the soft cotton paper is what gives this suite the rich and luxurious feeling associated with vintage Hollywood. The delicate, foil-stamped border and text is reminiscent of gold jewelry and truly catches the light like a diamond ring. The palette is still bright and beautiful — the whimsical, Wisteria-colored, hand-painted edges and a custom envelope liner give it a little vintage ’60s, beach-side flair while remaining sophisticated.

Vintage Hollywood Stationery

If you would like to see the original inspiration for this foil and letterpress suite, our Kensington design, visit one of our exclusive retailers.

 

Suite Spotlight – Kensington Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Our Kensington suite is a star around here, not just because of the delicate foil stamped border in reflective gold foil, but it is the perfect marriage of letterpress and foil on one piece. This beautiful balance of letterpress and foil on a single card creates a gorgeous impression from a distance, but also begs you to hold it in your hand and run your fingers over the deep letterpress and shift the card to catch the light on the foil.

Inspired by the styles of the 30s and 40s, this suite sets the tone for an affair that is stylish and classic with its fonts and motifs in a mix of bright fuchsia letterpress ink next to the reflective gold foil. Each piece incorporates a different twist on the delicate foil stamped border and is also edged in our fuchsia edge painting, which perfectly frames and finishes each card.

The Kensington Suite

The strength of this design carries it through all of the different color combinations we’ve printed it in. Some of our favorites are satin silver foil and pool letterpress and edging inks, traditional black letterpress with gold foil and even allover copper foil. You really can’t miss with this design. What do you think? What letterpress, edging and foil combination would you like to see this printed in? Take a peek at our custom design elements to see all of your options.

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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!

new letterpress inks

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.

 

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