Update to our Leather Monogramming Service: Text Direction

We updated the Monogramming Service webpage with more information and pictures on our monogramming capabilities.

Monograms are a great way to personalize a gift or commemorative keepsake, not to mention a great deterrent for would-be thieves! They’re a popular choice on our wide range of Monogrammable Leather Goods.


The “Clarendon” and “Custom” fonts are monogrammed differently, because 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:

Brass Letter Stamp Monogramming Jig

With the Clarendon font, each letter is individually stamped in, which gives us flexibility in placing the letters vertically…:

Monogramming through Debossing

…which is our default monogram for long objects, such as the Blueprint Tube or Whiskey Case. This makes the monogram read “vertically”: 

Monogrammed Map Case Archival Document Leather Storage

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: 

Personalized Graduation Gift Leather Plan Tube with Initials

We can do either upon request, but please refer to the Typical Monogram Placement Table to see how it would be done normally. 


We also updated our “sampler” photos of A-Z fonts with our new Custom font set:

We love all the creative monograms you’ve asked us to do over the years. From pithy little comments, jokes and insults, lots of expressions of love, and everything from the Christian cross to the “bad muthafucka” monogram we did on a barrel bag, we enjoy them all!

How can we make our leather goods personal and special for you?

About Walnut Studiolo

Walnut Studiolo crafts original modern designs by hand in our Oregon workshop using only natural materials. We are a family-run company located on the North Oregon Coast. Learn more about us on our website: https://walnutstudiolo.com

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