Western branding irons read from left to right, from top to bottom and outside to inside. Terminology is merely to describe the design aspect of the letters and not a literal representation of the brand owner.
Be sure to use the descriptions: over, under, left, right, between, offset, before, after, etc. when describing your Western Brand layout.
Our Western Brands are intended to look like traditional Livestock Brands. They do not need to be a registered livestock brand design for us to make them. And, NO, once made this does not entitle you to claiming it as a registered brand*. This is just a fun tool to use when grilling for family and friends.
You may use a combination of the Western styles listed, however, don’t choose randomly. Keeping in mind that all the letters are 1.25" in height by approximately 1" in width, make a sketch on paper before you submit your chosen Western-style branding iron design. When in doubt as to whether your brand is a “Custom” brand or a “Western” brand, please feel free to email us your design for clarification.
Be sure to specify terms such as “over”, “under”, “before”, “after”, "left", "right", “between” & “offset”. These terms will help determine placement of symbols and letters.
Note that there is a difference between combined and connected. If your design cannot share a common upright [as combined letters] it will be produced as connected instead. Intricate combinations can sometimes be done and fall under our “Custom brand" category. Please email your design for a quote.
* Livestock brand registration is a formal application process done by your state or county Department of Agriculture.
All Western branding irons use our standard letters only [1.25" high, traditional san serif font]. If your design incorporates different letters or fonts you will need to submit your design for a Custom brand quote prior to ordering.
If you have a specific design in mind, please send a drawing via email. Every state has its own terminology and brands can be read differently so..... if no drawing is submitted, your design will be left up to our interpretation.