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