This is a picture of one of the trays of foundry type I use to personalize my handmade leather goods. I put the letters in a holder, and then put that holder in my hot stamp machine. When the type is heated to 350 degrees, I apply the type to the leather, leaving debossed letters in the leather. They are referred to as “debossed” because the letters are recessed in relation to the top of the leather. Sometimes people mistakenly refer to this as embossed. Embossed actually means the letters are raised. All of my type is made by a type maker in Los Angeles.