You can personalize many of Walnut Studiolo's products available for sale here with initials, a monogram, or a short message.
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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 (#) and also linguistic accents like apostrophe, umlaut, accent grave, or accent aigu. Here's a 1/4" Clarendon monogram with an umlaut, an apostrophe, and a hashtag:
As shown in the Custom font photo above, we have some special characters in our Custom alphabet that we don't have elsewhere. Here's what the 1/4" Custom font looks like with an ampersand and a star symbol:
Our Custom alphabet set is also great for dates and numbers:
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, like on this Travel Cribbage Board:
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.
One of the reasons for the character limit, is that we use jigs to deboss the letters and the jigs are of limited size.
Our Custom font letters are skinnier than Clarendon and we can sometimes 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 have even fit in multiple lines of the Custom font for short special messages:
If you want a longer message, 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.
If you need a specific deadline / turnaround time, please 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 Monogram Placement Table.
If we don't have a picture of the monogrammed product, please Contact Us and we'll do our best to explain what we can do and what it looks like. If you have a special request on monogram placement, then please see below into our Special Requests.
All of our monograms are debossed using a standard alphabet set. Debossing means that we hammer in the letters with a brass stamp and a mallet. This is what it looks like when we deboss in the workshop.
First we set up the letters:
Then we hammer the letters in:
For Special Requests discussed above, such as a special character, slightly longer message, or an alternate font/size, please leave us a note in the Shopping Cart during checkout (we read every note!). We will follow up with you if there any questions or problems that arise.
You can also Contact Us with your Special Request to discuss what can be done.
Of course, if you want something completely different, such as custom artwork, we may be able to get it laser-engraved or debossed with a commissioned brass stamp. This has a different cost to it and a longer timeline. Contact Us for details.