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Custom Metal Stamps for Knives and Other Craft Metal Items

Posted by Matt Martin

As any parent of an 18-year-old boy knows, it is hard to find the right Christmas present for them. Katie Bradds in Nashville, TN came up with a unique gift idea for her son, Jackson, and the team at Durable Technologies helped make it happen.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Deep Steel Stamping For Tough Applications

Posted by Matt Martin

American Iron Works (AIW) located in Yukon, OK, is a leading supplier in the high-pressure hose and pipe restraint business. They design, test, and manufacture products capable of restraining hoses and pipes from 100 PSI to 50,000 PSI.

This means heavy-duty steel brackets and other rugged materials. It also means part branding and identification that requires a tough, rugged, and repeatable marking solution.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Steel, Testimonial

Using a Branding Iron: The 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Matt Martin

Branding is possibly the most practical and economical way to permanently mark almost any material other than metal or glass.

What are branding irons used for?

Fine furniture, timber and other woodcrafts are 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.

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Topics: Branding Irons and Branding Dies

A Quick Guide to Portable Marking Machines

Posted by Matt Martin

Not every marking application can be accomplished on a manufacturing conveyor line. Often, materials and items are too large or bulky to be marked inline or require marking while in the field. Luckily, there are a number of high quality portable marking machines that can meet the challenges of in-field or on-the-fly marking.

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Topics: JetStamp, Dot Peen Marking, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Portable Marking, Portable Dot Peen, HandJet, Portable Inkjet Printers, JetStamp Graphic 1025, JetStamp Graphic 970, JetStamp 790

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

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