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Portable Inkjet Marking Machines

Posted by Matt Martin

Portable inkjet marking machines allow users to print things like alphanumeric text, bar codes, date codes, serial numbers, and other important information onto a variety of materials in the field. With an emphasis on portability and ease of use, portable inkjet marking machines are an excellent upgrade for anyone using traditional hand coders like stencils or rubber stamps or any application where more traditional, stationary marking machines are not a good fit.

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Topics: Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Portable Marking, Portable Inkjet Printers

Steel Touchmark Stamps for Creators, Blacksmiths, and Artists

Posted by Matt Martin

Touchmark stamps are used by creators, blacksmiths, and artists to add a small signature mark to their finished pieces. The touchmark functions as an identifier or signature that proudly proclaims the creator of the pieces. Steel touchmark stamps are ideal for creating this type of mark because they are durable - producing clear, crisp marks throughout their long service life.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Steel Stamps and Dies, Hand Stamps

Welders Identification Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Typically used to identify a specific welder and company, welder identification hand stamps need to leave long-lasting, clear marks.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Inspection Symbol Steel Hand Stamps

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

Custom Branding Iron Heads

Posted by Matt Martin

Used to mark trademarks, logos, and more on materials as diverse as cheese and tires, branding is a permanent marking solution ideal for low to medium volume applications.

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Topics: Branding Irons and Branding Dies

Date Coders and Date Coding Equipment

Posted by Matt Martin

Package date coding is a popular marking solution across a wide range of industries. With multiple date coder options available date coding is a versatile marking solution that can be used to mark important information directly onto packaging including plastics and papers, the two most common packaging materials. 

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Hot Stamping Coders, Carton and Case Coders

Quick Guide to Hot Stamping and Printers' Type

Posted by Matt Martin

Hot stamping is a versatile marking method that allows for easy customization on a variety of substrates. Requests for personalization and monogramming type and dies have increased dramatically over the last few years and we don't expect it to slow down any time soon.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies

Ink Jet Coding and Marking

Posted by Matt Martin

Ink jet coding and marking is a versatile marking solution providing both inline and mobile marking options suited for a variety of surfaces and materials.

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Topics: JetStamp, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Handheld Marking, HandJet, Speed-i-Jet

What's the Difference Between Embossing and Debossing?

Posted by Matt Martin

On more than a few occasions, we have been asked about custom metal embossing stamps, what they are, and how they are used. In the world of direct part marking there are a few misconceptions and misunderstandings that can creep up, often because industrial marking is a sphere that makes use of industry jargon that is not always well known outside of the marking device industry. The question of “what is a metal embossing stamp?” is one of these areas of misconception and confusion.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Embossing Type

Why You Would Use Metal Type and Type Holder vs. Dot Peen

Posted by Matt Martin

Since there's usually more than one way to mark a part, users are often faced with determining which marking method is most appropriate for their application. Part size, material, volume, budget, information to be marked, and other factors influence direct part marking method selection, so it is essential to understand the different methods you have available to you. Here we will consider steel type and type holder setups versus dot peen systems and why you would choose one instead of the other.

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Topics: Dot Peen Marking, Steel Type Holders, Type Holders

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