November 30, 2015
Letterpress Business Cards for Cyber Monday

If you subscribe to our newsletter you got an early heads up on this deal - which is why you should subscribe now.

For the rest of our blog readers, we're extending this deal through Cyber Monday (November 30th 11:59pm).

What's the deal?

250 letterpress business cards for ONLY $90!!

That's one kickass letterpress business card sale - read the full post for more details. Happy Holidays!

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Letterpress Special (more…)

November 25, 2015
How to Customize Your Holiday Cards

A few weeks ago we announced the new 2015 Holiday Collection (Foil Filled Holiday Cards).

The day before Thanksgiving is the perfect time to share the best ways to customize them.

Whether its a custom message, mounted photo, or address seal there are lots of way to make your holiday cards unique.

We all get wrapped up with family, cooking, and shopping, so we're also offering guest addressing. Send us your mailing list and we'll print it in full color or white ink.

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Oh What Fun (more…)

November 20, 2015
The Greenburgh Wedding Suite

Holidays are always a busy time for the studio but we're still working on new designs getting ready for the 2016 Wedding Season.

This suite, the Greenburgh, has a kiss of rose gold foil on the invite, can you spot it?

The monogram is shown in an engraved font which always letterpress prints beautifully.

The invite is complimented by the liner - shown here with a diagonal stripe that was flat printed in black.

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The Greenburgh Wedding Suite - Foil Closeup


November 16, 2015
#BackToBusiness: Alberto Alvarez

Its Monday and time to get #BackToBusiness. Today we take a look at business cards we recently designed for Alberto Alvarez of Fine Edge Flyers.

Fine Edge Flyers is a private transportation company that offers flight training and flight services in NY.

Their primary logo color is blue but we couldn't resist putting some shiny silver on the card to glitz it up.

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Alberto Alvarez Front and Back (more…)

November 14, 2015
#PaperNerd – Colorplan Paper

It's no secret, we loooove paper. For us, printing is as much about the paper as it is the design. 

White paper is cool, but who can resist a collection of nearly 50 colors - its the paper equivalent of a double rainbow. This is the first post in a new series we've dubbed #PaperNerd.

We've been big fans of Colorplan paper for over 10 years and its why we stock all of the colors. 

The paper has a great texture which is something that compliments letterpress and foil stamping perfectly.

Read more about the stock options, envelopes, printing options, and some recent projects we've done with the paper in the full post.

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Colorplan Paper Swatch Book (more…)

November 6, 2015
Harry’s First Birthday Party

Harry's 1st birthday party was a blast! We posted his invitations a few weeks back (Harry's First Birthday Invitations) but haven't had a chance until now to get all the photos together from the party.

We printed some fun things for his party - including a custom photo sleeve to hold polaroids and a foil sticker for the favors (animal shortbreads - YUM!).

But a party isn't about the favors, its about family and friends coming together to celebrate Harrison's 1st Birthday! 

There were a lot of fun details including the flowers, a piñata, games, polaroids, animal cookies, and more.

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Giraffe (more…)

November 3, 2015
Custom Foil Ornament Cards

Continuing with our Holiday posts, this custom ornament card we printed is a gorgeous mix of foil and flat printing.

The ornament design uses the same die shape from our standard holiday ornaments but adds a custom foil backing in a bright red cover stock.

Each ornament was tied with a metallic gold ribbon (1/4") that you can use to hang it on a christmas tree, shelf, or fridge.

The holiday ornaments can be customized with a family photo and a special message on the back. 

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Foil + Diecut Holiday Ornament Greeting Card (more…)

November 2, 2015
The Elmsford Wedding Suite

Numéro quatre in our Classic Collection!

This suite is printed entirely in gold foil, giving it such a regal look.

Say 'I' if you like monograms! The wedding monogram mixes the bride and groom's initials in a hand drawn script. Calligraphy is such a special touch to include in your invitation.

Just like the Yorktown wedding suite, this invitation uses our large polka dot foil liner to match with the oversized design. 

To find out more about foil stamping options and custom monograms, see the full post for details!

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Elmsford Wedding Suite

October 28, 2015
Candy Land Mitzvah Suite

When we set out to work on this Mitzvah invitation for a D.C. family, we had no clue it would turn into such a big project.

The celebration was planned with a Candy Land theme, so bright colors were a must and we ended up layering a lot of different colors + textures to bring the concept to life.

The invitation set included a custom pocket folder, a tiered invite, several inserts (party / stay / rsvp / join), and coordinating envelopes (outer + reply) with liners.

Each pocket also had a three color letterpress seal that continued the candy theme and color motif.

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Candy Land Mitzvah Invitation - Entire Suite + Custom Pocket

October 26, 2015
A Patchogue Print Shop

Last week a friend tipped us off to a print shop that was closing around the corner so we dropped by to take a look. 

No matter how many of these 'picks' we go on, it always surprises me to find them in our backyard.

The equipment was last used 5 years ago but everything was in pristine condition.

Among the presses available - a Kelly B, an ATF Little Giant, vintage Baumfolder, Galley Proof Press, and a Linotype. 

The full post has more details about the shop and equipment for sale.

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A Patchogue Printshop - Vintage St. Liberata Broadside (more…)

October 24, 2015
The Mount Vernon Wedding Suite

Today we're releasing the newest addition to our Classic Collection - The Mount Vernon Suite.

The simple styling of this suite is paired with black letterpress and a touch of silver foil for the bride + groom's names.

For the envelope liner, we matched the classic design with our large striped liner pattern - flat printed in rich black. Our oversized envelopes are larger than a standard A9.

Our invitations can be customized from the ink/foil colors to the layout and fonts. Read the full post to find out more about making this design unique to your wedding.

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Mount Vernon Suite - Silver Foil + Black Letterpress

October 23, 2015
Illume Retreat Foil Notebooks

Happy Friday! I never know where the week goes, it just flies by.

We recently printed these custom notebooks for the Illume Retreat and next week is the big launch day.

The retreat is from October 26th to the 28th at the Travaasa Experiential Spa in Austin, TX.

These notebooks have a copper foil cover and were saddle stitched with 40 blank pages - perfect to fill with notes and doodles from the retreat.

We used Lettra cover and text weight to give the notebooks a luxury feel - there's nothing quite like cotton paper!

Read all about the printing and finishing in the full post.

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Illume Retreat - Custom Copper Foil Notebooks - Entire Set

October 19, 2015
The Yorktown Wedding Suite

Today's feature is the latest invitation suite we're adding to the collection - The Yorktown Suite!

As part of the Classic Collection, the simplistic beauty of the design speaks for itself.

The light ink color and bright foil add a fresh touch to the classic design. 

The foil on the invitation is paired with our small dots liner in gold foil too!

All of our Classic Collection invites are available oversized with our new larger envelopes. 

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Yorktown Wedding Suite - Classic Wedding Collection - Liner + Invite Closeup

October 17, 2015
The 2015 Holiday Collection – Part 2

Just as promised from yesterday's post (Foil Filled Holidays), here are the newest additions to our 2015 Holiday Collection!

This batch boasts bright colors, clean layouts, and of course beautiful foil!

Impress your neighbors with these uniquely fun designs. Each card is paired with a foil lined envelope.

These designs will be available online in the shop as stock greeting cards or you can customize them with a personal greeting or photo.

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(Pink) Folded Holiday Card - Oh What Fun in Gold Foil


October 16, 2015
Foil Filled Holiday Cards

Today, we're releasing two new designs as part of our 2015 Holiday Collection.

The folded cards feature bright colors, modern designs, and best of all foil liners!

Send your season's greetings with a sense of elegance and sophistication. Our holiday cards are made from premium paper and envelopes.

Looking to customize our designs? We can print a personal message on the card, address your envelopes, or mount a photo on the inside.

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Bright Red Folded Holiday Card - Merry Happy in White Foil

October 15, 2015
Best of Long Island

The 2016 Nominee's are in and we're proud to announce that you can vote for us now in the Wedding Section.  

We owe a big thank you to our customer's for nominating us! 

Voting is open through Dec. 15th, there are loads of categories but you'll find us in the Wedding section under Favors / Invitations.

You can vote once a day ;) , every vote counts. We appreciate the love!

Bethpage Best of L.I. 2016 - Vote for Dolce Press - Wedding Invitations (more…)

October 8, 2015
The Scarsdale Wedding Suite

A few weeks ago we announced the release of our new Classic Weddings collection on instagram.

The new wedding invitation suites mix classic designs with clean typography and a touch of flair with foil stamping.

This invitation - Scarsdale - keeps it classy with black letterpress + gold foil. 

The Classic Collection is available oversized with our new larger envelopes. The black and white striped liner looks great in them.

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The Scarsdale Wedding Suite - gold foil + black letterpress closeup

October 5, 2015
Holiday Photo Ornaments

This holiday, surprise your loved ones with our Duplexed + Die Cut Photo Ornaments!

We have added these fun shaped pieces to our Holiday Photo Card Collection - they're sure to make a hit this holiday season.

We currently carry two shapes, a round ornament and snowflake. Each comes with a ribbon to hang and tie right onto your christmas tree!

You can customize them with a photo on one side. Our special holiday designs warm the spirit with a mix of hand lettering and clean typography.

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Holiday Ornaments - Baby Winter Wonderland Snowflake (more…)

October 1, 2015
Harry’s First Birthday Invitations

Its 1st Birthday time! We were so excited to get to work on these invitations for Harrison's first birthday.

The design started with the font - Core Circus - a layered type family that's one of our favorites. See the full post for more information about the different styles and effects you can achieve with it.

Our color palette was Navy + Gold and we wanted to mix matte and shine finishes with letterpress and foil.

The suite included an oversized invite, reply card, and custom envelopes. 

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Harrison's First Birthday Invite - Custom Envelope + Invite + Reply Card

July 16, 2015
#ColorInspiration Instagram Series

A while back we started an Instagram hashtag series - #ColorInspiration - and after 3 months, its the perfect time to share some of those with you.

What are we doing? We're mixing our obsession with ink with memorable / inspirational quotes because they're two things we love.

We talk a lot about mixing ink. From our favorite colors, to tips and tricks of the trade.

If you didn't know by now, all of our ink is mixed by hand. It gives us the flexibility to adjust colors to get a perfect match.

Check out our Instagram feed (@dolcepress) for more of these pictures and to catch up on our latest work.

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Color Inspiration Series - Blue White Ink Mix #ColorInspiration

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



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


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

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

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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