The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Quick Guide to the Most Popular Marking Methods

Posted by Matt Martin

From low volume artisan shops to high volume industrial settings, direct part marking is used to add aesthetic touches, makers marks, required information, bar codes, and more to a wide variety of substrates. Because of the diversity of application specifications and needs, there are many marking methods to choose from. We break down some of the most popular marking methods below, from less complicated options that are ideal for low volume requirements to more industrial methods for high volume applications.

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Topics: Marking Tools and Supplies

How to Print Expiration Dates on Plastic

Posted by Matt Martin

There are many reasons to mark plastic, but with the increasing popularity of plastic packaging, for everything from milk to motor oil, it’s no surprise that the most common reason for marking plastic is to apply an expiration date to a food or beverage item.

So, what options do you have for printing expiration dates on plastic?

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Topics: Package Date Coding, JetStamp, Rubber Stamps, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Plastic

The Indelible Impact of Steel Hand Stamps: Forging a Mark of Precision

Posted by Matt Martin

In the world of craftsmanship and industry, precision and permanence are often paramount. When it comes to marking various materials, steel hand stamps have played a vital role for centuries.

These unassuming tools are capable of leaving an indelible mark on a wide range of surfaces, from metal to wood and even plastics. In this article, we will delve into the world of steel hand stamps, exploring their history, uses, and the enduring impact they make in various sectors.

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Topics: Hand Stamps

Assa Abloy: Making Their Mark in Architectural Door Accessories

Posted by Matt Martin

In the ever-evolving manufacturing world, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. We recently had the opportunity to speak with a key player in the architectural door accessories industry, who shared insights into their operations and innovations.

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Topics: Testimonial

The Evolution of Industrial Marking Solutions: From Hand Stamps to High-Tech Marking Systems

Posted by Matt Martin

In the world of manufacturing and industry, marking and identification play a crucial role. From tracking products throughout the supply chain to ensuring quality control, the ability to mark parts, products, and equipment efficiently and accurately has been a long-standing challenge.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking

Roll Marking and Roll Marking Tools Explained

Posted by Matt Martin

What is Roll Marking?

Roll marking is a type of marking method that uses a roll die mounted on a roll marking press, engine lathe, turret lathe, or screw machine. The die form is circular and the machine applies pressure as the die is rolled over the marking surface. The die rotates on an axle/shaft and the face of the die rolls over the marking surface leaving a permanent impression.

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Topics: Roll Marking Press

Long-Lasting Roll Dies

Posted by Matt Martin

Ideal for use in many types of marking machines, our roll dies combine the flexibility of customization with the long life and durable construction of steel.

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Topics: Brass and Steel Type and Dies, Steel Stamps and Dies

Product Personalization Guide

Posted by Matt Martin

For small businesses, craftsmen, and artisans, direct part marking customization is an excellent way to differentiate their products.

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Topics: Direct Part Marking

Custom Embossing Dies

Posted by Matt Martin

Most often used in the sheet metal industry, custom embossing dies allow users to create permanent, raised marks.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Embossing Type

Puppy Food Packaging Gone to the Dogs

Posted by Matt Martin

Would your dog like to eat cake? Wouldn't every dog like a cake treat made just for them??

Kelly Costello thinks they would, so she started a company called Puppy Cake that produces cake and ice cream mixes for dogs. Kelly even went on Shark Tank in 2012!! Very cool.

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Topics: Thermal Ribbons and Labels, Foils and Ribbons for Date Coding, Testimonial

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