pressedufour

Presse Dufour, Design & Letterpress - New Orleans

Louisiana, United States · 1333 Sales

pressedufour

Presse Dufour, Design & Letterpress - New Orleans

Louisiana, United States 1333 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(386)

Announcement   Bienvenue! Fine letterpress goods hand printed in the heart of New Orleans.

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www.pressedufour.com

Announcement

Bienvenue! Fine letterpress goods hand printed in the heart of New Orleans.

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www.pressedufour.com

Karen Dufour

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Karen Dufour

Letterpress Note Card - Love Poetry (Keats)
US$5.00
Letterpress Valentine - 4 Ever
US$5.00
Letterpress Valentine - Miss You
US$5.00
Letterpress Valentine - Love You
US$5.00
Letterpress Valentine - Kiss Me
US$5.00
Letterpress Valentine - Be Mine
US$5.00
Letterpress Valentine - All Mine
US$5.00
Letterpress Note Card - Flag of France
US$5.00
New Orleans Flag Postcard
US$5.00
Letterpress Cards - Your Choice of Five (5)
US$20.00
Letterpress Note Cards - Napoleon (Set of 10)
US$20.00
Letterpress Note Card - Love Poetry (Byron)
US$5.00
Letterpress Print - Austin Bats
US$30.00
Baby Congratulations Pelican - Blue
US$5.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(386)
troubadoured

troubadoured on Jul 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Received it super quickly, and it's the best. Going to have it framed for my wall! :)

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About

Bringing It Full Circle

There is a connection between my graphic design, artwork and way of living: simplicity. The artwork I’ve created over the years has changed in subject matter. Yet I always return to representing nature—those mysterious, quiet and subtle scenes my eye and conscience are drawn to. Both natural and manmade landscapes have been my interest since childhood, like the bayou once behind my childhood home in New Orleans East, the rows of pylons I gazed upon during daily outings, the trees in St. Tammany Parish, or the architecture of the greater New Orleans area.

Aside from my love of painting and drawing, I fell in love with graphic design and went to art school here in the Southeast, where I could paint and draw, but keep my focus mainly on design. Years later, somewhere between my design career and the birth of our daughter, I discovered what I consider as my true calling–letterpress printing. This method perfectly combines my love of design, illustration, texture, color, paper, stationery and most important, working with my hands to create what's on my mind. I am constantly driven to represent the natural and manmade landscapes found in the places I have lived. I am mostly influenced by the old-world aesthetic found in New Orleans, and in the natural landscapes of the Gulf South. Along with this affection for anything old, I am always inspired by our years living in London and our travels in Europe. Works have stemmed from our time living in Austin, Texas as well.

So, I feel having my letterpress studio I've brought it full circle. As a child I made books with words and pictures. As a teenager, I was an avid pen-pal writer, and also made handmade cards and band posters for friends. In college, my first design job was working in a 2-color print shop. And during my career, I designed wedding invitations and other paper goods on the side. I am inspired everyday living "back home" in the heart of the Crescent City and strive to create from my never-ending list of ideas. I feel truly blessed.

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  • Karen Dufour

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Proprietor

    Wife, mommy, graphic designer, artist, letterpress printer, Anglophile and forever a New Orleanian.

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Last updated on August 16, 2013

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
Items in stock are shipped First Class USPS in a rigid mailer within 1-3 business days. Custom orders are shipped within 2-4 weeks of purchase, depending on my schedule.

::: A note about International shipping ::: International orders are shipped First Class, and do not include delivery confirmation, tracking or insurance. The buyer should be aware that occasionally delays occur, and delivery time can take up to 4 weeks. Priority Mail International offers insurance and delivery confirmation, with an approximate delivery time of 6-10 business days, but is not guaranteed. Please contact me if you would like to ship your items USPS Priority (domestic or international).
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me as soon as possible. I'm more than happy to help.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM PRINTING
I specialize in custom printing—business cards, invitations, announcements and stationery. I can work with your ideas, start from the drawing board or you can choose elements from an existing Presse Dufour design. Please contact me for an estimate.

WHOLESALE
I welcome wholesale inquiries. Please contact me with your request.

LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Due to the nature of letterpress printing, you may notice a slight color variation from piece to piece. Solid areas may appear darker or lighter depending on the design. The beauty of letterpress is that each item, printed one at a time, is truly unique. I am a perfectionist at heart, and strive for consistency in my printing.