I’m sure you all know the Louis Vuitton initials on bags and small leather goods, right? But you might not know HOW it’s done since
the Hot Stamping Service is usually done in a back-room. I wanted to find out more about this service – here is my documentation:
Picture 2-6 First choose which item you want to be personalized: The Hot Stamping Service is provided for bags, small leather goods or luggage tags. Then you can choose from 3 different sizes of letters and 18 colours. 7 Once you’ve made your decision the game is on:
The Hot Stamping expert prepares the desired letters and inserts them in the machine.
8 Then he cuts off a piece of paper from your chosen colour
9 Now the expert places the luggage tag (or bag) on the stamping arm
10 A practice tag helps to ensure the correct temperature of the Hotstamping machine (130°).
11+12 The machine needs 2 seconds to press gold/silver and 3 seconds for other colours.
14 When it’s done the expert checks if the colour is well printed. Et Voilà!
After a couple of minutes you’ll receive your very special and unique product.
Pssst: The service is free for Louis Vuitton customers.