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Custom Magnesium Hot Stamping Dies

Posted by Matt Martin

Vintage Editions is a specialty wood manufacturing company located in the foothills of North Carolina. They produce a variety of boxes, beer cases, trunks, cupboards, picture frames, fishing rod racks, chalkboards, benches, wine racks, tables, chairs, desks, and wooden bars.

Using sublimated artwork and embossed printing, they customize numerous promotional and personal items. Licensed products exhibiting Winchester and Remington logos are particularly popular. Military, fishing and other outdoor themes are also favorites.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Wood, Magnesium Dies, Testimonial

Design Your Own Custom Metal Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Metal stamps made to order open up the world of customization for artisans and craftspeople who want to add their personal touch, leave their permanent signature, and customize their finished pieces. Designing your own metal stamp can seem like a daunting process, however, so we have made it easy!

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps

Guide to Choosing Ink for Food Packaging

Posted by Matt Martin

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

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Topics: Food and Beverage, Ink Jet Fluids

What is a Hot Stamping Machine?

Posted by Matt Martin

Hot stamping or foil stamping is a printing method where metal hot stamp dies are transferred at high temperatures to the surface being marked.

The process includes a hot stamping machine (or hot stamping press) and steel, brass, or magnesium type (interchangeable characters) or a solid logo die. Adding a hot stamping foil delivers a mark with color.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies

American Petroleum Institute Quality (APIQ) Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

For companies that have been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the API quality stamp is a mark of pride and a commitment to quality.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, APIQ Logo Steel Stamps

Portable Ink Jet Printer Gun for Large Character Printing and Coding

Posted by Matt Martin

Portable and lightweight, hand held ink jet 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

Replacement date coding type for pharmaceutical packaging

Posted by Matt Martin

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, located in West Columbia, SC, is a pharmaceutical manufacturing company specializing in producing affordable respiratory products using blow-fill-seal (B/F/S) technology.

And, like all companies supplying these types of products, medical regulations require them to identify the lot and date of manufacture for each dose.

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Pharmaceutical, Testimonial

Hot Stamping Foil and Ribbons

Posted by Matt Martin

Hot foil stamping is a popular marking solution for a wide range of applications. Our pigmented hot stamping foils (most commonly used for date coding) are popular because they are abrasion-resistant and durable, offering a long service life of clear and legible impressions.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

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

Marking Brass Tags with an Impact Press

Posted by Matt Martin

John Pegg, creator and owner of Kerosene Fragrances in Marysville, Michigan had a problem.

His elbow hurt.

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Topics: Impact Presses, Steel Type, Steel Type Holders, Brass, Testimonial

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