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Dauphine Press
Petaluma, California
A Letterpress Design & Print Studio
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Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Dauphine
Being in the wedding and social stationery industry means we get to witness a lot of joy and gratitude - and help spread that joy and gratitude every day of the year. This is the time of year that we all stop and reflect on those wonderful things. At Dauphine Press we are so grateful for all of the amazing retailers, designers and couples we have the opportunity to work with each day. One regional publication, 805 Living, published a great issue this month discussing many things to be grateful for - big and small. We are especially thrilled to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Dauphine
We have many exciting projects, large and small, happening here at Dauphine Press and today we wanted to share some of them with you. Enjoy! -- First, a little eye candy. We are loving these custom neon green edged business cards that came off press recently: Aren't they to die for?! Painted edges add that perfect touch! -- Our favorite paper blog, Oh So Beautiful Paper, included our Belvedere design in a recent post on gold foil! Visit the site to see Nole's post "Inspired By: Gold Foil". -- One of our amazing retailers, Sweet Paper in La Jolla, California,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at Dauphine
We were delighted to see letterpress + foil on the cover of the Fall 2011 issue of Stationery Trends magazine. Our Belvedere design was chosen by the editors for the cover and we couldn't be more excited! In addition, we were also included in the cover story by editor Sarah Schwartz "The Four B's". It's quite an honor to be included in an article with the subheading "Speak to the newest crop of celebrants with the freshest designs"! Our team is just beaming with pride! Another beloved design, Carneros, was included in the images paired with the article, which can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Dauphine
 Enjoy the present! During the holiday season, time with family & friends is what we all cherish the most. The many gifts we search for and create with our own hands are just the icing on the cake. This holiday season we want to help you make those gifts extra sweet
by adding a custom letterpress tag to your holiday card order. It’s our gift to you! View the entire collection here! Open publication - Free publishing - More card The details: Gift tag will be printed on the same letterpress stock and in the same ink palette as the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Dauphine
It’s time for another one of our Custom Wedding Portfolio II Sneak Peeks, where we share a glimpse into the process our designers went through while creating some of our newest designs. We love all of our new designs and it’s hard to decide which one to share next, but this week we chose to share the Rutherford suite after seeing the Salmon & Parchment color combination in a few places, including this post on the Martha Stewart Weddings blog and this color palette post by Perfect Bound. The design could work well with just about any color palette, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at Dauphine
In keeping with the theme of the latest issue of HOW magazine we wanted to post a little "self-promotion" blog about our award-winning "self-promotion" foil notebooks. Our design team created these foil notebooks to showcase our new foil stamping technique. The set of three notebooks -- in gold, silver and copper -- were designed as a set and belly-banded before being gifted to our favorite customers. As we often say around here, "go team"! Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Dauphine
We had an amazing time last week at the trunk show held at Union Street Papery and wanted to share a bit for those that couldn't be there! We loved working in-person with the team at Union Street Papery that we usually only get to talk on the phone and email with. Plus, meeting the brides that came out for the event, hearing their ideas first-hand and brainstorming designs on the spot is always fun. We fell in love with the "secret garden" feel of Union Street Papery's new space! Can't wait to foil stamp this gate pattern onto some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Dauphine
To take advantage of this offer, bring a copy to one of our exclusive retailers and receive 20% off 

your Wedding Save the Date, Invitation Suite or Reception Stationery! Offer valid through August 31, 2011 | 
Discount applies to printed pieces only, envelope liners and embellishments not included | 
Dealers must note promo code on order form: DP0811 | 
Applies to orders placed on or after August 1, 2011. - 707.776.0790 - Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Dauphine
Over the past five years we've been honored to create custom illustrations and hand-made letterpress labels for McEvoy Ranch. The custom illustrations included on each collector’s edition letterpress label for their Limited Edition Extra Virgin Olive Oil were inspired by different elements seen on their amazing ranch right here in Petaluma, California. These architectural and landscape elements were incorporated into the design, letterpress printed on 100% cotton papers and hand-applied to their beautiful glass bottles. The 2011 label included gold foil to commemorate their 20th year. Below is a retrospective of these gorgeous labels. If you haven't tried McEvoy's delicious... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Dauphine
We are thrilled to announce an upcoming trunk show with our friends at Union Street Papery! Join us for a wine & cheese reception, get an exclusive preview of the new Dauphine Press Custom Wedding Portfolio II & receive design advice & helpful tips from the design team. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 • 5:00 – 8:00 pm 2166 Union Street, San Francisco Enjoy exclusive Dauphine Press promotions: 20 free invitation suites when you order 100 or more, complimentary note cards with any wedding stationery order, or 20% off personal stationery. ~ Dauphine Press goodies will be given to our first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at Dauphine
The Sonoma suite is special to all of us at Dauphine. It was originally created by our then managing director, Erin, for her Fall wedding. The design was inspired by 19th century French engraving cuts to create a romantic and formal, but not so traditional look. To continue the romantic and formal feel, for its debut in our new Custom Wedding Portfolio II album, the Sonoma suite was letterpress printed in malt and espresso inks on our double-thick natural white premium stock and then edged in espresso. The updated color palette, along with the new Dauphine exclusive liner paper in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Dauphine
Offer valid through July 31, 2011 | Quantity will match the number of invitation suites ordered |
Note cards are printed in 1-color letterpress to match invitation suite | Matching blank envelopes included | Dealers must note promo code on order form: DP0611 | Applies to orders placed on or after June 11, 2011 To take advantage of this offer, bring a copy to one of our exclusive retailers. Download a copy of the offer here: Download DP_Promo_NoteCard_2011 Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Dauphine
Even though the calendar shows that summer is approaching, the weather here in Northern California doesn’t feel anywhere close! To help remind us that it is already June and that blue skies are soon to return and stick around for a while, we chose our Pacifica design for the latest in our Sneak Peek series. The vintage inspired, breezy and warm inspiration board turned in to a letterpress wedding suite that would be ideal for a Cuban or Hawaiian event, but could also be customized for any vintage yet contemporary venue with an island feel. One of our favorite pieces... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at Dauphine
The latest suite in our Sneak Peek Series has a fun and unique history. Our Yountville suite was inspired by a board created by one of our favorite bloggers -- Kathryn at Snippet & Ink. Initially we fell in love with the colors and preppy style of the board. We found ourselves coming back to it over and over after having it pinned up on the wall in our design studio. She really did nail it! Finally we decided that it was the perfect jumping off point for a full letterpress wedding suite and Yountville was born. Inspiration board created... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at Dauphine
One of the best parts of The National Stationery Show is seeing new and old friends in person. NSS is the one time each year that we can celebrate our love of paper with our friends that feel the same! We wanted to share some more scenes from our booth and a few of the friends we enjoyed catching up with: Katrina with Nole from Oh So Beautiful Paper The lovely ladies of Parchment Nantucket Whitney & Samantha of Gus & Ruby Letterpress Katrina with Xochitl Gonzales of Always a Blogsmaid Our friends from Hitched Jacqueline Nwobu & Eronmwon Balogun... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Dauphine
As we mentioned on Friday, this week is The National Stationery Show -- our favorite week of the year! We get the opportunity to share the latest Dauphine has to offer with all of the best retailers in the industry. For those that can't be there, we wanted to share photos from our booth. For those of you at the show -- come by and visit us in booth 2458! The 2011 Dauphine Press booth (#2458) displaying large graphic images of some of our newest designs. Our fabulous design team -- Heather, Katrina and Erin. *Notice the amazing foil highlights... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at Dauphine
The Dauphine team is excitedly putting the finishing touches on our Custom Wedding Portfolio II that we are debuting at the National Stationery Show this weekend. Below are a few photos from around the print shop showing some of the details we can't wait to share with everyone at the show. Come by and see us -- we're in booth 2458. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for reports from the show floor. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at Dauphine
Congratulations to our final pair of winners, Emily Peterson and Jess Poshephy! Just by being our friends on Twitter & Facebook, you've both won a set of foil notebooks! A big thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway. We've had so much fun with this weekly series, we will definitely be planning more for the future. Stay tuned! Image by Gossamer Memories on Etsy. Can you tell we can't wait to fly out to NY tomorrow for the New York Stationery Show?! Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Dauphine
We were thrilled to see a letterpress wedding invitation suite we printed on the new Style Me Pretty Texas blog. This bride, also an interior designer, worked with our Houston retailer Katie & Co. to customize the Peony design from our Wedding Portfolio. We can't get enough of all of the design elements the bride created herself. As Abby Blaire writes for SMP "She not only designed the bridesmaid dresses, boutonnieres and so much more but she also designed her own gown." We are wholeheartedly impressed. Click here to view the full gallery on Style Me Pretty. All photography by... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at Dauphine
Congratulations to Dauphine Press fans Meredith Story Zappert and Tricia Dean (of @TrishaDean). You just won our third of four fan drawings leading up to the National Stationery Show! A set of three foil notebooks will be coming your way soon. For the rest of you, we will be doing one more fan drawing this month (on Wednesday 5/11). Please tell your friends to be sure to follow us on Twitter and click the "like" button on our Facebook Page. Today's photo is from the great new magazine, Styled by A Subtle Revelry. We were tipped off to this by... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Dauphine
It was a warm and sunny weekend here in the bay area and we found ourselves daydreaming about seaside weddings. Below you will find a sneak peek of our Sausalito design. The suite includes a new textured background map that can be personalized for any location. We can't wait to see some of the customizations! INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Bride by boat via 100 Layer Cake| Polaroids via Green Wedding Shoes | Striped Straws via Sweet Emilia Jane | Hanging Globes - Anthro Display via The Thinking Tank | Girl in stripes via Give Me Glam | Lighthouse | Stamps via... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at Dauphine
Congratulations to Dauphine Press fans Julie Roszkowski and Andrea&Marcus (of@AndreaAndMarcus). You just won our second of four fan drawings leading up to the National Stationery Show! A set of three foil notebooks will be coming your way soon. For the rest of you, we will be doing 2 more fan drawings (each Wednesday through 5/11). Please tell your friends to be sure to follow us on twitter and click the "like" button on our Facebook page. Thank you so much for your continued support! Today's photo is from the amazing Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at Dauphine
INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Laudree Macarons via | Pencils via Twig & Thistle | Nelly frames via Paper Crave | Girl with paper decoration by Hattie Newman (via pikaland) | Chandelier via A Life More Fabulous | Cyrano de Bergerac Cover via 100 Layer Cake | Stamps via 100 Layer Cake | Bottles via Oh Joy! | City couple via Style Me Pretty Hope you enjoy today's springy sneak peek at our new Glen Ellen design. The border was our favorite part - it was hand-drawn here at the studio! For more sneak peeks into our new Custom Wedding Portfolio... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Dauphine
Congratulations to Dauphine Press fans Maura Payne Bates and Cathe Huynh-Sison (@feterie). You just won our first drawing! A set of three foil notebooks will be coming your way soon. For the rest of you, we will be doing 3 more fan drawings (each Wednesday through 5/11). Please tell your friends to be sure to follow us on twitter and click the "like" button on our Facebook page. A big thank you to all for your continued support and feedback. We truly appreciate you! Party photo from Martha Stewart Weddings (via London Bride) Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Dauphine