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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

Portable Ink Jet Printer Gun

Posted by Matt Martin

 Portable ink jet printer guns allow users to directly mark substrates in the field with a portable, easy to use, handheld marking “gun.”

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Topics: Portable Inkjet Printers

Letter Number Steel Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Our letter number series steel hand stamps offer users an ideal solution for directly marking static number sequences onto parts.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Hand Held Marking Tools

Pneumatic Press Uses

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies' pneumatic impact presses offer users an easy to use and simple to set up high volume part marking option with excellent repeatability. With a wide variety of pneumatic press dies to choose from, users can find a good fit for their application that meets all of their needs.

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Topics: Steel Stamps and Dies, Pneumatic Press

Portable Metal Marking Machine

Posted by Matt Martin

Typically used to print alphanumeric text, serial numbers, time and date, logos, and barcodes, portable metal marking machines allow users to make permanent marks directly onto the metal substrate while in the field. Most often, this type of marking is done with either a hand held printer or a portable dot peen marking system.

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Topics: Portable Marking, Portable Dot Peen, Portable Inkjet Printers

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