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Hot Stamping: Branding Irons Explained

Posted by Matt Martin

Hot stamping is a versatile process that allows for permanent, clear marks to be made in a huge variety of materials. Of all the types of hot stamping, branding is possibly the most practical. Branding is the most cost-effective way to permanently mark almost any material, other than metal or most glasses of course. Branding allows for deep, permanent marks to be made in materials that often face harsh environments, like the PVC pipe shown in the video below.

Branding isn't just used for industrial applications, however. Branding is an excellent and often used marking solution for marking furniture or art with a trademark, logo, or company name. Branding is also used to identify tools or equipment for personal or security purposes.

Materials suitable for branding include cork, chamois, leather, plastics, paper, rubber, wood, particle board branding ironsand wallboard, even meat and cheese! Some of the most common applications include:

  • Scaffolds / Ladders
  • Utility Poles
  • Lumber
  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Reels / Spools
  • Plastic Parts
  • Handmade Crafts
  • Wooden Boxes / Pallets
  • Furniture / Cabinets
  • Tools
  • Saddles & Leather
  • Sporting Goods
  • Baseball Bats
  • Cheese / Other food
  • Cork

Contact us to request a quote or to learn more about hot stamping and branding.

This post was published on February 12, 2014 and updated on October 15, 2020.

Topics: Hot Stamping, Branding Irons and Branding Dies

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