July 4, 2015
A Patriotic Poster

Happy July 4th!

We're closed for the July 4th Holiday (we re-open on Tuesday July 7th) but before we packed up, we squeezed in one last print.

We designed and printed this small poster in honor of Independence Day.

The card was printed with a rainbow roll of red, white, and blue ink. 

This print will ship with all of our orders for July (along with our Tucci Cursive TypeCard) or you can grab one in our instagram giveaway.

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A Patriotic Print - Fireworks Printed in Red White and Blue

 

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July 2, 2015
A #TypeCard by Tucci Cursive

A new #TypeCard is here and its shipping with all orders this month.

We collaborated with Liz (@tuccicursive) - she's an amazing lettering artist and calligrapher from Brooklyn, NY. 

This month's design was printed as a split fountain to give each card a gradient effect from light orange to deep red.

Click below to see the entire set of photos. Head over to our shop to grab your free print before they're all gone!

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Tucci Cursive Type Card Collaboration

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June 6, 2015
#BackToBusiness: Another Colour

#BackToBusiness is back and today we're featured a unique set of business cards we printed for Another Colour - a design studio from Sydney, Australia.

We love the use of Neenah Astrobrights in their branding - each employee has their own color and matching paper. 

The finished result was bright and gorgeous - its quite a collection of business cards.

Read the full post for more information on the paper and process and the Another Colour teams insight on the branding.

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#BackToBusiness - Another Colour - Silhouettes Closeup (more…)

May 5, 2015
#BackToBusiness: Marsais Photographie

The next installment of  the #BackToBusiness is here! Today's feature is a stationery suite we printed for Marsais Photographie (@Marsais).

The branding + design was done by B is for Bonnie. She has some great articles on her blog about creative businesses - check it out!

The entire stationery suite was given a soft look with the Pale Pink Arturo cover (260gsm) which was also complimented by the Rose Gold foil.

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Marsais Photographie Thank You Card - Rose Gold Foil on Pale Pink Arturo (more…)

April 28, 2015
What’s Up This Week / 12

We started up the #ColorInspiration hashtag on instagram which matches up colorful ink mixes with inspirational quotes.

@Marsais got new business cards - they were foil stamped in rose gold on duplexed Pale Pink arturo. The entire stationery suite included business cards, note cards, thank you cards, and letterhead.

Michael Powers is a professional dog walker in Los Angeles - his cards were letterpress printed in 2 colors on Crane's Lettra.

We also finished up a set of notecards with our blush pink glitter edge coloring and sketches for a custom map project.

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Medium Gray Ink Mix
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April 22, 2015
Back to Business: Tattoos by Keith

Our "Back to Business" series is back! Today's feature are business cards + gift certificates we printed for Keith Ciaramello (@tattosbyKeith).

The two-color logo was designed by Joshua Smith (@Hydro74) and has some gorgeous intricate detail. Joshua's work is original and world famous - check out his portfolio.

The front of the business cards has the logo in two-color foil (red + gold) which accents the design. The back of the card has Keith's Tattoo shop information and blank spaces for appointment times.

We also printed a set of gift certificates with string & button envelopes. See more photos in the full post and a video of Keith's shop in Oceanside, New York.

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Back to Business Feature: Tattoos by Keith - Foil + Letterpress + Edge Coloring (more…)

April 16, 2015
Introducing Glitter Edge Coloring

Did you catch a glimpse of the silver glitter edge coloring we posted to instagram (@dolcepress) ?

Everyone asked to see more photos of the glitter finish so here they are! The glitter is a new finish we are now offering for business cards, stationery, and invitations.

Check out the post for all of the colors that are available - there's 14 different colors to pick from.

Looking for pricing? Submit a quote request online and we'll get back to you ASAP.

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Silver Glitter Edge Coloring
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April 14, 2015
What’s Up This Week / 11

Finally getting a chance to catch our breath from the wedding craze!

We got a chance to work on fun projects this week including new foil stickers for orders shipping out this month. 

Check out the full flood business cards we printed for DeAnne Bedier. BURO in NY picked fluorescent orange edge color with clear foil on our smooth stock.

We printed a set of cards for Pink Bowtie Events (cute name!) in rose gold foil and a bunch of letterpress cards. Follow us instagram (@dolcepress) to see all of the new projects we're working on!

DeAnne Bedier Design - Full Flood Letterpress with Knockout
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April 6, 2015
New Business Cards

Check out the new projects we just posted to our WORK portfolio.

These new business cards span the range of what we do from 1 color letterpress to multicolor foil + letterpress and edge coloring. 

Tell us which new business card is your favorite!

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SkySync Business Cards - Letterpress and Foil and Edge Coloring
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October 2, 2014
Announcing Holiday Photo Cards!

We're thrilled to announce our first holiday photo card collection is now available online at dolcepress.com/shop/category/holiday-cards.

You can browse the full collection of cards (30+ unique designs) which can be customized with edge coloring, foil stamping, 2-sided printing, and more - see the full post for the entire list of options/upgrades.

Quantities for custom cards start at 25 pieces and go up to 200 on the website. For larger quantities, contact us for pricing.

One of my favorite designs is the Happy Everything (H1) - Holiday Photo Card, which is available with a glitter foil finish!

H1 - Happy Everything - Kids Holiday - Holiday Photo Card - Dolce Press
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September 16, 2014
#PaperParty @ Lion in the Sun

This Thursday we'll be co-hosting a Paper Party at Lion in the Sun in Huntington, NY.

Everyone is invited to come and see our new Wedding Collection and Save the Date Photocards.

We'll be there with paper goodies in hand, like these Foil Bridesmaid cards.

Everyone who RSVPs will receive a swag bag from the vendors so don't forget to email Mary@lioninthesuninvitations.com.

We hope to see you there!

Gold Foil Bridesmaid Greeting Cards (more…)

September 15, 2014
What’s Up This Week / 10

Another great week and some really fun projects we completed. These cards for @WeiserKitchen were printed on a triplex of Lettra and Scarlet Colorplan. The ink was mixed to match the Scarlet sandwich layer.

We launched a new greeting card set on the shop page  last week (Astrology Cards) and this week we're bringing another new set to the shop page (Bridesmaids + Maid of Honor Cards - more details later this week).

We also completed some great business card projects for @RubenParra and @SkySync with a mix of edge coloring, foil, letterpress, and duplexing.

Our Wedding Collection Volume 2 with 20 new invitation suites is coming online along with our brand new Save the Date Photo Cards. 

You can find our stationery and invitations at stores across the US, email us for more information on the studio or shop closest to you.

Our "moment of zen" this week is a #Hyperlapse video we posted of custom stationery we printed for @FancyThatNYC. We've dubbed it the virtual press check - check it out.

 

 

The Weiser Kitchen - Triplex + Letterpress Business Cards (more…)

September 12, 2014
What’s YOUR sign? Astrology Greeting Cards

You may have caught a glimpse of our Hand Drawn Astrology cards on Instagram but they're finally available online: 

Letterpress Astrology Cards

Each card has a unique zodiac sign and is letterpress printed on 130lb Cougar White. We picked the 130lb stock because its smooth finish makes writing easy and it takes a great impression.

The cards come with a pointed envelope and different patterned liners. 

Hand Drawn Letterpress Astrology Cards - Capricorn Closeup - Fuscia-Purple Ink (more…)

September 9, 2014
What’s Up This Week / 9

The summer is finally coming to an end and now we've got a few seconds to catch our breath before the holiday season starts!

Last week we finished custom baby announcements on blush pink paper. We also showcased foil + letterpress business cards for @lddesigns and had the whole studio busy taping pockets and stuffing invitations.

We posted a #Hyperlapse video of us die-cutting special invitations for @ChildrensSpecNJ . We printed, die-cut, and converted over 1000 invitations, programs, and trifold RSVP cards.

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November 20, 2013
Back to Business: Timeless Business Cards

Our latest installment in our "Back to Business" series features letterpress business cards for Timeless Luxury Watches in Texas.

The business cards feature a beautiful watch face gear design letterpress printed in metallic silver ink. Solid impression on both sides without bruising gives the cards a high end look and ties in with the luxury watches they sell.

The back of the card has a clean layout which makes it easy to read. Don't clutter your business card with text, put the most important details like address, phone number, and website.

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Timesless Luxury Watches Letterpress Business Cards - Gear Closeup (more…)

November 11, 2013
Thank You for the Holidays

We updated the shop over the weekend with a bunch of new thank you cards. There's a great mix of letterpress and foil cards so go check them out.

Here's a full list of the new additions:
Mr. + Mrs. Thank You
Many Thanks Card
Nest Thank You
Cameo Thank You
Anchor Thanks
Grape Vine Note Card
Mehndi Thank You
Seashell Thank You

Don't forget to signup for our newsletter to get special deals + first dibs on the newest stuff!

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Mr. + Mrs. Foil Letterpress Thank You Card
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October 25, 2013
Kickass Business Card Sale!

You we're probably sleeping when we announced this kickass letterpress business card deal, so here's your chance to get in on the action.

The sale is on letterpress business cards printed with black ink on 110lb Fluorescent White Lettra. Best part: you can submit any design or have us design it for you.

You can purchase letterpress business cards in our shop. Hurry up because the sale ends October 31st @ 11:59PM!

To get a quote on custom business cards, submit your information here: contact us.

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October 22, 2013
Let’s get social!

We dropped new greeting cards into the shop overnight, so go take a peek.

The new cards:
You're my lovebug
Sorry I missed it
The Queen Bee
Whale always love you
Thinking of you
Out of this world
Nuts about you

Use code GETSOCIAL at checkout to get 35% off these new cards.

There's still time to grab our Laser Cut Skull greeting card for halloween!

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Thinking of you Letterpress Greeting Card (more…)

October 21, 2013
Dribbble That! Giveaway

We're stoked to announce a business card collection and we're kicking the first design off with a giveaway. It's a dribbble exclusive, so head over to our Dribble page to get the details.

The design is rendered to the right on fluorescent orange stock with gold foil and can be customized with any initial or custom logo.

Read more about the contest details here:
Business Card Giveaway

We'll be adding to the stock designs every week so check back for more giveaways and designs.

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Dolce Press - Foil Business Card Design (more…)

October 18, 2013
Letterpress vs. Foil

We're asked about the difference between letterpress and foil stamping all the time. After we printed these cards for Wes Schulz of Dreams Collide we knew they were  perfect to illustrate the difference.

Foil Stamping (on the right) uses a metal plate  with heat to imprint foil onto paper.  Foil comes in a variety of shades including golds and silvers as well as a blues, greens, reds and lots of colors in between. We also have pigment (without the shine) and specialty foils like holographic and scratch off.

Letterpress (on the left) uses a plastic plate along with ink to create a debossed effect. There are more choices when it comes to ink color and if a pantone color doesn't exist, we mix it from scratch. Ink colors also include metallics (e.g. gold, bronze, copper, silver, etc.) and fluorescents.

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Dreams Collide Tattoo - Foil + Letterpress
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October 16, 2013
Wedding Wednesday: Hampton Bays

This week we're thrilled to debut our Hampton Bays invitation suite - the newest addition to our wedding collection.

The trifold invite includes the events on the middle panel, and the accommodations and rsvp (tear-off) on the last panel. The Hampton Bays program is a 6-page fan with gold grommets - flat printing makes them an affordable option for wedding programs.

Check out more photos of the suite here:
Wedding Collection | Hampton Bays

The suite also includes two-sided coasters, hip sunglasses escort cards, a custom letterpress map, and more.

The thank you card that's part of the suite is now available in our shop:
Sunburst Thank You

2013 Wedding Collection - Hampton Bays - Entire Suite (more…)

October 10, 2013
Dia De Los Muertos Laser Cut Card

Halloween is fast approaching and today is the perfect day to share our brand new greeting cards.

We were inspired by the Day of the Dead and designed an ornate skull that was screaming to be laser cut.

The card, which is now available online (Halloween Skull), was laser cut out of black Neenah Astrobrights 65# cover stock.

We glued in a white sheet for each card to show off the laser cut design and make writing a spooky note easier.

Happy Halloween!

Dia De Los Muertos laser cut greeting card - Happy Halloween

October 8, 2013
Back to Business: Color Concept Theory

In our latest installment of the Back to Business series, we're sharing a four-color letterpress business card for Color Concept Theory.

The cards had a pretty mix of 3 custom PMS colors + a blind deboss on the front and the same 3 spot colors on the back - we had a fun time mixing all of them!

We repurposed elements that were part of the original logotype and made the custom pattern for the front of the cards. The pattern adds a nice texture to the cards when printed.

Here are the specs:
Size - 3.5" x 2"
Stock - 600gsm Duplexed Lettra
Printing - Letterpress - 4 colors
Press - Heidelberg Windmill
Design - Logo supplied by client

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Color Concept Theory Business Cards - Letterpress
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October 2, 2013
Wedding Wednesday: Floral Park

We're loving this new invitation suite that's part of our wedding collection. The Floral Park suite is printed in 3 bright colors (yellow, orange, and pink) which we continued throughout the suite.

Check out more photos of the suite here:
Wedding Collection | Floral Park

The suite also includes a square booklet with pink eyelet, letterpress reception and RSVPs, thank you cards, and a custom map.

Love the thank you cards? They are available as part of our everyday collection for sale in the shop:
Fall Floral Thank You 

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October 1, 2013
Back to Business: Metroform Cards

For our Back to Business spotlight this week we're featuring cards we designed for design and construction firm, Metroform.

They wanted to include a list of all the things they do from pre-construction to custom furniture so we designed a pattern utilizing all of the words - a jigsaw puzzle for designers!

We created a short stop-motion film of the cards so you can see every word on the front of the business card and howthe pattern changes based on how you hold it.

Here are the specs:
Size - 3.5" x 2"
Stock - 600gsm Duplexed Lettra
Printing - Letterpress - 3 colors
Fininshing - Green PMS Edging
Design - Dolce Press

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September 28, 2013
What’s Up This Week / 8

The cat's out of the bag, the new press we teased about on instagram (and on last weeks What's Up post) is finally here. A lot of people guessed right, it's a Heidelberg KS Cylinder.

The press came out of a small shop and was still being used by the original owner for printing.

So why a cylinder press? We're no strangers to cylinder presses, we love our Vandercook Universal III's! While the Heidelberg Windmill is the workhorse of the letterpress world, the KS (and the entire line of Heidelberg Cylinders) packs a big punch - literally.

A cylinder press prints one line of the form at a time while a platen press prints the entire form with a single impression. Top that off with 4 form rollers and you've got a the equivalent of a letterpress genie!

To keep busy while we're prepping for the inaugural print run, check out these Heidelberg manuals:
Heidelberg Cylinder Operation Manual
Heidelberg Cylinder Supplemental Manual
Heidelberg - Hints for the Pressman

 

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September 26, 2013
Wedding Wednesday: Bohemia Wedding Suite

Time for the second installment of our Wedding Wednesday series! Today we're featuring the Bohemia wedding suite which was inspired Par Avion with a modern twist.

We're in love with the program which we designed as a customized passport that was flat printed on cover stock - perfect for a destination wedding!

The Airplane thank you cards for the suite are also available in our shop as single cards and six packs.

We continued the Air Mail / Airplane theme and designed a boarding pass save the date which you can customize with your destination's airline and flight information.

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September 23, 2013
Back to Business: Beach Riot

Get your sunglasses ready for the first post in our Back to Business series where we'll be posting creative business cards, new trends, corporate stationery and everything else you need to get business booming! Today we're featuring cards we printed for Beach Riot - a California based swimwear company.

The cards were printed on 600gsm Lettra in fluorescent white with black ink but its the edge coloring that makes these care pop! We finished them with a fluorescent pink that's so bright it actually glows. These cards are the perfect example of how amazing edge coloring is.

 

Here are the specs:

Size - 3.5" x 2"
Stock - 600gsm Duplexed Lettra
Printing - Letterpress
Fininshing - Pink Edging
Design - supplied by client 

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