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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

Permanent Ink Stamp for Plastic

Posted by Matt Martin

When an application calls for marking on plastic, a permanent ink stamp can often be the best marking solution. Permanent ink stamps for plastic applications are popular marking solutions because they offer a flexible, durable, portable, low-cost marking option.

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Topics: Rubber Stamps, Stamp Pads, Plastic, Handheld Marking

Compatible Coding 3 Ways From Durable Tech

Posted by Matt Martin

From TTO flexible packaging to carton coding, Durable Technologies provides our customers with a one-stop solution for printing production dates, expiration dates, storage life, bar codes, and more.

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Topics: Ink Rolls, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Ink Jet Fluids

Hilti Marking Characters Steel Type

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies has been around 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

How to Use a Spring-Loaded Center Punch

Posted by Matt Martin

A common hand held marking tool is an automatic spring-loaded center punch. This hand tool is used to produce a dimple, characters, or small symbols in a work piece made of metal, wood, or even some plastics.

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Topics: Center Punch

Hot Stamping Die Design

Posted by Matt Martin

No matter what your hot stamping or imprinting application, Durable Technologies designs, manufactures, and supplies an extensive array of hot stamp type and logo dies meant to deliver the highest quality direct part marking solution available. 

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Topics: Hot Stamping Type and Dies

Metal Stamping Dies For Wood

Posted by Matt Martin

Branding is a practical and economical way to permanently mark almost any material besides metal and glass. Wood is frequently branded to advertise a trademark, logo or manufacturer’s name or to “sign” or individualize a craftsman's work. Branding is also used to identify tools or equipment for personal or security purposes. Customized metal hot stamp dies are a great way to brand a variety of products.

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

Custom Steel Hand Stamps For Woodworking Tools

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies' two divisions have been in business for over 100 years combined but Union Manufacturing Company can top that. Originally founded in 1866, Union Manufacturing Company made its name as a Top-Tier foundry and machine shop for the New Britain Manufacturing Industry. Starting in 1899, Union added fine woodworking tools to its vast line of high-quality products through the acquisition of Derby Plane Company. These fine woodworking tools are their complete focus to this day.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Testimonial

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

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