The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Stamping Press 101

Posted by Matt Martin

Stamping presses combine the customization of steel stamps, type, and dies with medium- to high-volume repeatability in an easy-to-use marking machine.

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Topics: Impact Presses, Pneumatic Press, Manual Press

Hilti Marking Characters Steel Type

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies has been around for a long time, and one of our favorite types of portable stamping tools for industrial part marking is the powder-actuated marking gun.

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Topics: OEM Type, Steel Type, 452 Style Font Steel Hand Stamps

Guide to Choosing Ink for Food Packaging

Posted by Matt Martin

Direct part marking food packaging often requires the marking components to have specific properties. Ink for food packaging needs to meet a few key criteria. To understand what to look for in food packaging marking solutions, we should consider why we mark food packaging and the unique challenges inherent in this type of packaging.

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Topics: Food and Beverage, Inkjet Fluids

Variations in Character Style for Hand Stamps, Type and Dies

Posted by Matt Martin

Choosing the appropriate solution that works best for your specific marking application can be challenging, but once you've identified the most practical, economical solution there is still one more step before you're ready to put your solution to work.

The size and style of the characters on your metal stamps, type, and dies can vary greatly, which is why we thought we'd cover some of the basics.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies

What is Hot Stamping?

Posted by Matt Martin

If you're looking to personalize your product by adding your name, monogram, or company logo, hot stamping is a tried and true direct part marking method.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Craftsman and Artisan, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

How to Use a Spring-Loaded Center Punch

Posted by Matt Martin

A common handheld marking tool is an automatic spring-loaded center punch. This tool produces a dimple, characters, or small symbols in a workpiece made of metal, wood, or even some plastics.

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Topics: Center Punch

Portable Inkjet Printer Gun for Large Character Printing and Coding

Posted by Matt Martin

Portable and lightweight, hand-held inkjet printer guns allow users to directly mark substrates in the field with a portable, easy-to-use, hand-held marking “gun.”

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Topics: Portable Inkjet Printers

Knurled Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

We recently received a request to manufacture a custom-made steel stamp with a knurled finish. While we have produced similar stamps in the past (for both hand stamping and for use in a press), it is not a common request, but one that we can easily manage with our design and manufacturing process.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Handheld Marking, Hand Held Marking Tools

Serrated Character Hand Stamps For Cow Hides

Posted by Matt Martin

In the world of animal husbandry and hide processing, precision and permanence are critical. Serrated character hand stamps stand out among the tools at the disposal of ranchers, farmers, and leather craftsmen.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Leather

Which Steel Hand Stamp is the Right Stamp for You?

Posted by Matt Martin

One of our most popular marking solutions is the hand stamp. Steel hand stamps are versatile and long-lasting, made from a special grade of tool steel to resist spalling and mushrooming.

Steel hand stamps also allow for a wide range of design options and can be custom made to satisfy almost any part marking requirement. If you've never used a hand stamp before, it can be hard at first to figure out how to choose the right stamp for your project.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Handheld Marking, Buttress Steep Stamps, 452 Style Font Steel Hand Stamps, Reverse Character Steel Hand Stamps, Hevi-Bevl Hand Stamps, Low Stress Dot Character Hand Stamps, Low Stress Full Character Hand Stamps, Border Steel Hand Stamps

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