You can personalize many of Walnut Studiolo's products available for sale here with initials, a monogram, or a short message.
All the products that can be monogrammed
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We have uppercase letters in two fonts (no lowercase).
This is our standard font, which we call Clarendon. It is available in both sizes and we use it on most of our products as the default:
We have a second, narrower font called Custom. We use it as our default font on some products. It is also available in both sizes and we can use this upon Special Request. We also use this font when a customer requests a special character we don't have in Clarendon, such as the ampersand (&) or star:
If you'd like to request we use the Custom font instead of Clarendon, please see below into our Special Requests.
We have a limited selection of special characters and numbers available, and they vary by font.
As shown in our photography, we have a heart symbol that works great with Clarendon. Here's one of our favorite monograms using the 1/4" Clarendon letters and a heart:
We also have a heart with our Custom font set:
With our Clarendon alphabet, we have tools to make a slash (/ or \), a period (.), an asterix (*), a plus sign (+), a hyphen (-), hashtag (#), less than or greater than (< or >) and also linguistic accents like apostrophe, umlaut, accent grave, or accent aigu. Here's are 1/4" Clarendon monograms with some examples:
We have some oft-requested special characters in our Custom alphabet that we don't have elsewhere, particularly the ampersand (&) and a star symbol (★). Here's what the 1/4" Custom font with those symbols:
Our Custom alphabet set is also great for dates and numbers like anniversaries and graduation gifts:
If you need to request a special character, please see below into our Special Requests.
We have two different sizes of letters: 1/4" and 1/2". We use them interchangeably, depending on the size and scale of the product. Sometimes, such as for a single-letter monogram, we may use the 1/2" size on a product that would normally have 1/4" for a bolder look. Here's a 1/2" single letter "G" on the Travel Cribbage Board, next to the 1/4", both in Clarendon on the same product:
We can also use the two different letter sizes to make formal monograms where the last name initial is larger and in the middle, or superscript like Scottish nicknames. Examples:
Note that we can only mix sizes with the Clarendon font, not the Custom font, because of the "Custom" jig. More about the jig below.
If you want to specify the letter size, please see below into our Special Requests.
The number of letters we can fit on each product varies by product. Look in each listing for the character limit. For most products, the most we can fit is 3 characters.
The character limit is because of the amount of "real estate" we have on each product and the amount of space the letters take up, but also because of our jig limitations.
The character limit is also impacted by which characters are in the monogram. For example, an "I" takes up less space than a "B".
Our Custom font letters are skinnier than Clarendon and we can fit longer messages on them.
For example, on our Travel Cribbage Board, we can only fit 3 Clarendon letters, but here we have 7 Custom letters (with no spacing in between the letters):
Here we did a Custom alphabet monogram with 4 characters but with full-size and half-size spacing between the letters:
We do our best to accommodate special requests, and can pretty creative with our existing toolset ...
And we've stamped in a delightfully wide range of messages...
Multi-Line Monograms: We can do multi-line monograms in most cases, but our monogram fee only includes the labor time for setting up one line of characters. For more than one line, we need to increase the monogram fee and this would be a Special Request.
... but sometimes we get requests that are beyond our capabilities. Those may require laser engraving or, for larger quantities, custom brass stamp debossing. Examples of custom artwork using laser engraving / custom brass stamps on our Corporate Gifts page.
For anything custom like these shown above, please look into our Special Requests.
Most of our products only take 1-2 days to monogram because we can take them from our inventory and monogram them after they've been made.
But in some rare cases, with a few of our products that have to be monogrammed mid-way through production, it can add as much as 1-2 weeks to the turnaround time, particularly the Spartan Carton 6-Pack.
We normally monogram on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
If you need a specific deadline / turnaround time, please notify us in the "Message to Seller" notes during checkout, contact us, or see below into our Special Requests.
In each product listing, there is a photo in the listing gallery of what the monogram looks like for that particular product, so you can see which font is used and where it's usually placed.
In addition, we have a compiled list of all the products and photos of typical monogram placement, font, and size: Walnut Studiolo Typical Monogram Placement Table.
If we don't have a picture of the monogrammed product, please Contact Us and we'll search our photo archives, or do our best to explain what we can do and what it looks like.
In many cases, we can place the monogram in a different or special place than the usual. If you have a vision, let us know and we'll do our best to make it happen.
For example, on these Sew-on Bar Wraps, the customers wanted the stitching in different places on their bars (upside or underside) and we moved the monogram to fit the right location (and used different fonts):
In another fun example, a customer asked us to monogram the backside of our hinged leather Burnside drawer pulls, so they could be "Easter eggs" of positive affirmation:
If you have a special request on monogram placement, then please see below into our Special Requests.
The "Clarendon" and "Custom" fonts are monogrammed differently, because the "Clarendon" font is done freehand and the "Custom" font uses a jig. The jig keeps the letters in a perfect line (just like letterpress text) but prevents us from monogramming it "vertically" as opposed to "horizontally".
This is what a jig looks like:
With the Clarendon font, each letter is individually stamped in, which gives us flexibility in placing the letters vertically...:
The same long product, the Blueprint Tube, monogrammed with our Custom font will necessarily be monogrammed horizontally "like a book spine" instead of vertically because of the jig:
We can do either upon request, but please refer to the Typical Monogram Placement Table to see how it would be done normally.
All of our monograms are debossed using a standard brass alphabet set. Debossing means that we hammer in the letters with a brass stamp and a mallet. Because we physically hammer the letters in...:
...we are limited to using the fonts and sizes we have available.
For unique fonts, sizes, logos, and artwork, please check out our Corporate Gifts page for our capabilities in laser-engraving or commissioning a custom brass stamp.
For "basic" Special Requests discussed above, such as requesting a specific font or size, simply leave us a note in the Shopping Cart during checkout (we read every note!). We will follow up with you if any questions or problems arise.
For "unique" Special Requests shown above, such as special characters, multi-line message, or an alternate font/size, please Contact Us with your Special Request to discuss what can be done and how much it would cost.
For custom artwork requiring laser-engraving or a commissioned brass stamp, this has a different cost and a longer timeline. Learn more about custom artwork on our Corporate Gifts page, or Contact Us for details.
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