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Suite Spotlight – Hot Air Balloon Letterpress Baby Stationery

We are sharing a very special Suite Spotlight with you today. This sweet set of baby stationery was created for a family we have had the pleasure of working with for many years – from bridal showers, wedding invitations, personal stationery and now, baby announcements. As usual, the client worked with our design team and our Custom Wedding Portfolio II program and selected all of their favorite elements to create a perfectly custom stationery suite.

First up, we wanted to share with you an inspiration board that includes all of the elements incorporated into this darling suite. The board includes everything from shower details to color palette and sweet treats to serve guests … and you can’t miss the photo of the precious recipient of all of this gorgeous stationery!

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The final suite included baby shower invitations, thank you notes and the baby announcement all featuring sketches of vintage hot air balloons. We love how the color palette varied for each piece, but still coordinated perfectly to tell the story. For the shower pieces, the color palette was chosen with mom in mind too and featured both pink and blue along with a gorgeous neutral gray. For the thank you notes and announcement, a softer palette was chosen since baby was the focus. The mix of fonts coordinated perfectly with the vintage theme and were used to highlight the most important details.

Are you expecting a new little bundle this year? We would love the opportunity to create custom stationery for you and your little one. Visit any of our retailers to get started on your very own custom design.

Get the Look – Marsala and Mixed Metallics

With Pantone’s recent announcement of Color of the Year for 2015, we thought one of our Get the Look posts would give our design team an opportunity to express their admiration for marsala! The details below explore our current favorite way to incorporate this strong color into you wedding stationery.

Marsala and Mixed Metallics - Dauphine Press, "Get the Look" post, sharing our favorite hot new style finds and suggestions for how to translate the look into your custom wedding stationery

Rich color and elegant foil are the standout elements in this Gucci ad. Imagine your wedding invitation printed in our deep rouge ink on an ecru micah duplexed paper stock. The highlight of the suite are the mixed metallics with the gold edge painting on the thick shimmering card. Embellished with a luxurious bordeaux double-faced satin, this suite has the power to make a bold, strong statement.

Visit one of our exclusive retailers with your inspiration in hand to get started on making your own statement with your custom letterpress invitation design!

In our regular Get the Look series from the Dauphine Press design department, we share some of our favorite hot new style finds and make suggestions for how you can translate the same look into your wedding stationery using the many custom elements available to you in our design library. Keep in mind that ALL of our stationery suites receive a designer’s touch and every one of our designs is customizable. Pairing the color palette and embellishments above with any of our motifs or fonts allows us to create a stationery suite that is unique to you!

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

Dauphine Press 2014 Collection of Letterpress + Foil Holiday Cards

It’s that time of year again! Fall is here, school’s in session and the holidays are around the corner! Today we’re sharing our 2014 Timeless Holiday Collection!

Our Timeless Holiday Collection is based on our Custom Wedding Portfolio program, which means that any design can be customized for no additional charge! There are just three steps:

1. Browse our holiday card designs and get creative! Pull elements from any design you see or from the details in our design library to create a holiday card that is unique to you and your family.

Dauphine Press Holiday Catalog 2014

2. Visit one of our exclusive retailers to place your order. Through this process you will gain their experience and knowledge to help you refine your holiday card design. Seeing the album in person, you can also feel the papers, choose ink swatches and add your favorite embellishments.

3. Approve your proof and receive your cards in 10 business days! Once the retailer places your order, our team of true designers will create a unique design especially for you within 2 business days. Once your proof is approved, your holiday cards ship in less than two weeks!

The fine details on The Fine Print: Most designs shown in the collection include letterpress or letterpress + foil stamping. All letterpress cards ship in 10 business days and letterpress + foil cards ship in 15 business days. Cards with additional embellishments, such as colored envelopes and edge painting, can take up to 15-20 business days. And, your proof always reaches you in two business days!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

Client Customization – Arbogast (Larkspur)

With its vintage, tile-inspired pattern and dazzling foil frame, our Larkspur suite is one of our most popular designs. We have printed quite a few variations of this suite, where the pattern was switched out for another or the size and shape of the invitation was changed, but today we would like to share Maureen and Michael’s gorgeous client customization. Loving the original design of the suite, the couple only needed to change the color palette to a two color letterpress design in order to achieve their wedding stationery vision. The warm salmon and charcoal hues are both romantic and eye catching.

Dauphine Press Client Customization - Arbogast (Larkspur)

Have you ever seen a design that you loved but did not see yourself using the colors chosen on your own wedding stationery? Well, with any of our designs in both our Wedding Portfolio I and Wedding Portfolio II, your stationery can be altered to your favorite wedding colors! Whether you change to another one of our letterpress inks, a custom ink, or a foil, our exclusive retailers can assist you in creating a color palette you’ll love! Don’t forget to check out our inspiration board and variations created by our super-talented designers.

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