Make It Personal
For a thoughtful and personalized gift, nothing makes an impression quite like having your gift recipient's initials stamped in leather. And if you're looking to invest in a new leather briefcase, portfolio, duffel or wallet for yourself, monogramming will add that personal touch to make it yours. Find out how we make it personal as we walk you through the steps we take and the options we offer to personalize leather.
How do we monogram?
We use a process called debossing which stamps the shape of your chosen initials into the leather. This process involves pressing a heated die into the leather to create a lasting monogram or logo. Our monogrammer first inspects the leather item to be debossed to find the best placement. He looks for a firm, flat surface with no seams, heavy padding or markings that would interfere with the placement and impression of the letters. Then he must evenly position the leather item and place the letters into the machine to heat them to the correct temperature. When the letters are heated and the positioning is even, he then brings down the heated letters and presses them firmly into the leather for a permanent impression. At this point he may also add a color foil to the letters for a bolder look.
What options do we offer?
Due to the restrictions of the equipment we use to deboss leather items, the initials you choose will be all the same size and will be stamped in the order of first name, middle name, last name. We use capital letters for the best effect. We do not have lower case letters. We offer three sizes of fonts which our monogrammer typically chooses to best fit the item to be debossed:
- 16 PT - Small letters, about 0.375 inches tall, are usually used for wallets and accessories
- 24 PT - Medium letters, about 0.25 inch tall, are often used for portfolios and accessories.
- 36 PT - Large letters, about 0.44 inches tall, are often used for larger items such as briefcases & luggage.
We offer the understated and classy “blind” debossing where our monogrammer debosses your leather with no added color. For a more noticeable, bolder effect we can foil stamp the letters in gold, silver, black or brown.
We have two fonts to choose from: Arial and Times New Roman. Examples below show a "blind" deboss, meaning we have not added a color.
What products can be personalized?
If you live close by and can visit our store please come on in. We carry a large selection of quality leather goods ranging from briefcases, duffel bags and wheeled luggage to wallets, shave kits, travel bags and portfolios. If you have a leather item of your own that you would like to have debossed please bring it in. Our in-store monogrammer will be happy to work with you on the best placement, size and color for your monogram. Click here for directions to our store.
For our internet customers, many of the leather items on our website offer monogramming. Click here to see a wide selection of products we carry that are eligible for monogramming.
Many of the products we offer are monogrammed in-store. Our monogrammer will decide on the best placement of your initials. If you would like to request a specific placement for your monogram or have any questions, please give us a call before placing your order at 1-800-720-2928 or leave a comment when placing your order. If your suggestion is not workable we will always contact you before monogramming your leather item.
Monogramming for internet orders is usually done without color, but on many products you will be able to select your font and monogram color. Please note that while we may offer several colors and fonts, our monogrammer may contact you to recommend what he feels will work best with the type of leather and construction of the bag you order after he inspects the item. Once a product is monogrammed, it is non-refundable and cannot be returned.
Please note that monogramming may add 1 - 4 business days to your order's shipping/delivery time. If you need your order sooner please give us a call at 1-800-720-2928.
What will it cost?
There is no charge to personalize items bought at our Atlanta store that cost over $100. There is a nominal charge for items bought at our store that cost less than $100. We also monogram items that you already own. Prices for monogramming vary and start at $25 per monogram.
For leather items bought online at AtlantaLuggage.com, many offer free monogramming such as Passage 2. However, this rule does not apply to all our leather products so you may see prices ranging from $10 - $25 depending on the brand and item cost. You can see if an item is eligible for monogramming and what the cost is on the product description page below the color choices. When you select the checkbox for monogramming, the cost will automatically be added to your order total.
What about logos and corporate orders?
We also offer corporate logo debossing. Call 1-800-720-2928 and ask for Lewis or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will handle the entire process from making and setting up the die, to debossing the items that you or we provide. Turnaround time for corporate logo debossing is typically less than 10 business days. The turnaround time starts when we receive your EPS or PDF file containing your logo and payment of a $35 deposit.
You will need to provide us an image of your logo in a high quality PDF file or an EPS vector file. The maximum size we can make your logo die is 1.25” high and 5” long. The cost of making your die will be $125. The metal die will be yours to keep. The cost to stamp each piece is $10 - $15 per item depending on quantity and placement.
Who do you contact for more information?
Call our store at 800-720-2928 or locally at 404-351-7410. We are open Monday though Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday 12:30pm - 5:00pm. Ask for Lewis or Gill.