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Personalizing Leather Goods with Brass Printers' Type

Posted by Matt Martin

Softline Brand Partners, located in Minneapolis, MN, is a leather goods manufacturer dedicated to creating premium products like wallets, Dopp kits, keychains, luggage tags, valet trays, cup warmers, and placemats in a variety of materials.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Brass and Steel Type and Dies, Brass, Leather, Testimonial

Brass Printers' Type for Custom Applications

Posted by Matt Martin

People that are music fans know and love classic artists like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Tom Petty. If you are a guitar player and you want to play classic songs using vintage instruments, you care about the quality of your guitar pick. You want to use what looks and feels like what the classic giants used.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Brass and Steel Type and Dies, Brass, Testimonial

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

Package Date Coding

Posted by Matt Martin

Package date coding is a popular marking solution across a wide range of industries. Why? Because there are an almost unlimited number of variations of size, material, and information requirements needed. Especially today when more of what we buy is shipped directly to us.

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Topics: Package Date Coding

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

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

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

Impact Press Permanently Marks Heat Lot Numbers

Posted by Matt Martin

Girard Equipment Inc., located in Vero Beach, FL, manufactures pressure relief vents, valves for tanker trucks, and a wide variety of other cast and assembled parts for heavy industry. Most of these components require significant processing after casting to reach their finished state.

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Topics: Impact Presses, Testimonial

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

Stamping Knife Blades the Right Way

Posted by Matt Martin

Rustick Knives, in Fayettesville, NC, is run by Jack Stottlemire, a disabled veteran and small business owner.  He is committed to creating the absolute best combat knives for our brave servicemen and women.  He is a retired Army Special Operations Sergeant Major who spent many years serving his country in special operations so he knows what make a knife unique and effective.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamp Holders, Hand Stamps, Marking Hammers

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