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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

Quick Guide to Electric Branding Irons

Posted by Matt Martin

Electric branding irons are one of the most cost-effective ways to permanently mark nearly any surface material. Aside from glass and metal, branding irons can be used to create custom text, logos, and graphics onto nearly any material.

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Topics: Branding Irons and Branding Dies

Custom Branding Irons and the 5 Keys to Making a Successful Mark

Posted by Matt Martin

Used to mark materials like wood, cork, leather, plastics, paper, rubber and more, branding irons are a marking solution that can be found across many industries and applications.

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Topics: Branding Irons and Branding Dies, Hot Stamping, Marking Tools and Supplies

Steel Hot Stamp Dies and Branding Dies for Wood Marking

Posted by Matt Martin

Glen Dobi, owner of Dobi Associates, developer of the CedarCraft product line of custom garden planters, has some pretty demanding customers so their vendor partner's need to be up to the task of responding at a moment's notice. Durable Technologies fits the bill as the go-to partner for steel hot stamp dies and branding iron dies.

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Topics: Brass and Steel Type and Dies, Testimonial, Branding Irons and Branding Dies, Hot Stamping, Marking Tools and Supplies

Brass Hot Stamp Logo Printing for Leather

Posted by Matt Martin

Vianel Studios has a tough hot stamping application. They need very refined, detailed, custom made, brass hot stamping type and dies to stamp small leather goods. Sounds pretty straight forward until they throw in the fact that they need to turn around these complex dies in a week or less. 

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Leather, Testimonial, Branding Irons and Branding Dies

Custom Branding Irons

Posted by Matt Martin

Frequently used to permanently mark trademarks, logos, and manufacturer's names, branding is quite possibly the most practical and economical way to permanently mark almost any material. Since branding can be used on such a wide range of materials (with the exception of metal and glass), it is commonly used in nearly every industry. Some of the most common materials used in branding include wood, cork, leather, plastics, paper, rubber, particle board and wallboard, even foods such as meats and cheeses. Now you can see why branding is such a popular marking solution!

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Topics: Branding Irons and Branding Dies

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.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Branding Irons and Branding Dies

Hot Stamping Dies Create Memorable Brands

Posted by Matt Martin

The Vermont Bowl Company, a division of John McLeod Ltd, thinks of brands in two ways; one is the marketing idea of the perception and understanding of what your company stands for and the other is a physical brand, as in a branding iron that permanently imprints the custom wood products they produce.  Both ideas come together to allow The Vermont Bowl Company to deliver unique and custom graphics directly marked onto the wide variety of woodenware products they create. Cutting boards, ice buckets and barrels, kitchen products, lazy susans, serving pieces, bowls, and plates are some of the unique wooden ware products Vermont Bowl produces.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Branding Irons and Branding Dies, Wood, Testimonial

Branding Irons - Hot Stamping is Not Just for Cowboys

Posted by Matt Martin

Ever wonder how to make a permanent mark in a PVC pipe? 

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Branding Irons and Branding Dies, Plastic, Handheld Marking

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