They mostly mean the same thing, which is personalising a product with your name, monogram or company logo.
The hot stamping process includes a hot stamping press, a hot stamping die or type, and sometimes a hot stamping foil if you choose to add color to your impression. The hot stamping press contains a heating element that heats up the die or type; the marking cycle starts when the press engages the heated die or type with the foil and transfers the ink from the foil carrier onto the part to be marked. The press then disengages at the end of the marking cycle leaving behind a crisp, permanent, ink impression on the part.
A Monogram or wenzel is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, used as recognisable symbols or logos.
The difference between Embossing and Debossing is whether it is raised or recessed. Embossing is when you press into the medium from underneath and the text or image is raised. Debossing is when the text or image is imprinted from above to cause a depression or indentation in the medium.
Hotstamping in gold foil
Logo Debossing in gold
Embossed / Debossed
Hot Stamping Machine
For your items
We can print on your leather goods, cards, boxes, ribbons, and lots of other products. Chat with us if you want something personalised.
We do live hotstamping at events too. We guarantee 50 prints per hour with less than 5% defects.
Daily / Weekly / Monthly
Rent a Kingsley to add a touch of nostalgia and class to your event. We provide tech support, staff training, and other supplies.
You'll be the talk of the town.
Over 10 Kingsley Machines for rental, short-term lease or purchase. Repair and restoration services available.
Short Term Lease
Includes staff training
Lease a Kingsley as an in-house feature in your retail store, or as an interactive display piece. With a fully functional Kingsley, you can provide monogramming services to your clients. We provide tech support, staff training, and other supplies.
Own a Kingsley Machine
For personal / commercial use
Purchase a working antique that comes with a 1-year warranty, type, type holders, foils, and other peripherals.
Also available are non-functioning display pieces that look great in your retail display or home decor.
Repairs & Restoration
Get your Kingsley back up and running
If your Kingsley Machine was not procured through us, no worries! We can repair and restore old Kingsley Machines depending on its condition. Just bring your machine in to our clinic for us to make an assessment before giving you an approximate repair/restore quotation. We have machinists and metal fabricators to mill custom parts that may no longer be available. We cannot guarantee that we'll be able to fix all broken Kingsleys, so whether we take on the job will be on a case to case basis.
Foils and Type
Running out of foils? We have stocks of gold, silver, black, white, neon, glitter, and all the colours of the rainbow. Any specialty colours can be ordered and delivered within 10-14 days.