Monogram Rules; Engraving standard initials
In order to engrave a person’s initials on a gift, we don’t have to follow the standard monogram rules. When we engrave a person’s initials into a gift, the font size of the initials stay the same size. The first initials of the person’s first, middle, and last name are not set up in any special way. It is pretty standard.
For example: Henry James Carter. We would engrave all initials in the same font size; “HJC” as on the Crystal Decanter.
Monogram Rules; Engraving a monogram
When we engrave a monogram, we have to follow the monogram rules. We suggest placing the first initial of our client’s last name in the center and engrave it in a larger font size. Then we suggest placing the first initial of our client’s first name to the left of the center initial and placing the first initial of our client’s middle name to the right of the center initial; those two initials are identical in size, but smaller than the center initial.
For example: Lisa Grace Carter. We would engrave the monogram as the engraved compact below.
Monogram rules; font styles & sizes and gift ideas
Depending on what you are engraving the monogram to, typically the font size of the left and right letter is 24-point while the center letter is a bit larger with a 36-point font size.
We typically engrave monograms on a variety of products such as wine glasses, compacts, trays, jewelry, as well as beer mugs.
The client can choose from a variety of font styles as well as sizes based on their creativity and liking.
It is a great gift to give to a loved one or even yourself and can last a lifetime!