In this blog, we’re going to go over the different options with the Patina line by answering commonly asked questions. We’ll go over all the designs currently available, and help you decide on the best sizes, fonts, and extras to best fit your unique piece.
To help you decide what would be the best size for your engraving, think first about the format you want your text to be in. Is it a poem with specific line breaks? If so, you will need to count the lines. A medium (2” X 3”) size engraving is best suited for most short poems and quotes, but if your inscription is greater than 3-4 lines, or you want the text larger, you will have to go up to the large size (4” X 5”). If you want your name on the cover, or perhaps a single word, the smallest engraving will do.
LIST OF ENGRAVING SIZES:
Small Engraving (0.5” X 2”)
Medium Engraving (2” X 3”)
Large Engraving (4” X 5”)
Extra Large (5” X 7”)
Spine (.5 X 4” or larger)
*If you want to get a spine engraving as well as a cover engraving, we will be happy to make that for you, but it would be best to place an order like that over the phone.
These photos are to illustrate the different ways you can fit text in a small engraving size perimeter. Each text box in this photo is .5" X 2".
"Today is the day that / the Lord has made."
Medium size engraving examples:
Additional medium engraving formatting options:
Large (4" by 5") on a pocket plus.
Extra Large (5" by 7")
Let us know where you want line breaks in your poems or quotes. Use a backslash to indicate line-breaks. "/"
"Mary had a little lamb, / it’s fleece was white as snow. / Everywhere that Mary went, / her lamb was sure to go."
With the above indicated line breaks, the poem will look like this when it is engraved:
"Mary had a little lamb,
It’s fleece was white as snow.
Everywhere that Mary went,
her lamb was sure to go."
If you do not indicate line breaks, we will fit it together however we feel it looks best.
You have 4 beautiful fonts to choose from. To get a feel for how your inscription will appear with any given font, look over the alphabet photos below.
Most of our fonts look great in all caps lettering (should you choose to go LOUD) however, Freehand font is extremely difficult to read when engraved in all capital letters. See example below:
Freehand - all caps lettering, "THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG".
Freehand - all caps and regular:
Typos - Our team is pretty good at catching little “typos”, but still some slip through the cracks and we notice them on the finished product (sad day!).
Capitalization - remember to check your engraving before submitting your order for words that should (or should not be) capitalized.
Punctuate - Don’t forget to double check your punctuation!
The Boho Chic has a center text circle ranging from 1.5” (passport) to 4” diameter (composition). The surrounding leather is covered in a light and airy boho feather design. The circle diameter cannot be customized, however, it does vary depending on the size of notebook you order. The feather boho design is also not customizable.
Text formatting with the Boho Chic:
In order to keep the text legible, we recommend using quotes that only have a few lines. If you have a text you want to use, but aren’t sure if it will fit properly, you can email us the text and we’ll let you know.
Boho Chic on a Composition size notebook (4" diameter text circle).
Boho Chic on an Patina Passport size notebook (1.5" diameter text circle).
Yes! You can add text to the following set Patina designs:
Make sure to specify in your notes on how you want the text to appear. For instance, "Please put [this portion of text] above the tree, and [this portion of text] below tree."