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Custom Metal Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

From large stamps meant to leave maker's marks in metal to delicate hand stamps for jewelry creation, custom metal stamps come in all shapes and sizes.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps

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

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

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

Custom Metal Stamps for Leather

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies creates custom metal stamps for leather and many other materials. Our stamps can be made with simple or complex text, logos, and designs in sizes ranging from tiny steel hand stamps to mark jewelry to large hand stamps for marking steel slabs.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Leather

Custom Steel Hand Stamps for High-End Furniture

Posted by Matt Martin

Brandt Hewitt, founder and CEO of Hume, a San Francisco based furniture design and architectural fabrication studio, needed a custom metal stamp worthy of their high quality products. So he went to the one guy he could trust that would know where to find the best direct part marking manufacturer - his father Steve Hewitt, the director of the IMIA (International Marking and Identification Association). His father's recommendation? Durable Technologies.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Antique Tool Makers Mark Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Used to identify the manufacturer of the tool, tool makers mark's can be whimsical and ornate, no-nonsense and simple, or anything in-between.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps

Direct Part Marking Custom Ship Drive Shafts with C&C Metals

Posted by Matt Martin

C&C Metals, located in West Boylston, MA, had a problem. How would they direct part mark the end of a very expensive custom ship drive shaft and get it just right every time? The first thing they did was call the team at Durable Technologies.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Shank Stamp For Tall Pine Forge

Posted by Matt Martin

Jacob King is the owner of Tall Pine Forge in Holly Springs, North Carolina and specializes in forging 18th century colonial ironwork; a blacksmith from the old school. He knows that attention to detail makes all the difference when recreating a tool or piece like they did in the 18th century. That attention to detail is why he entrusted Durable Technologies with making his unique, custom touch mark for all his products.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Making a Touchmark

Posted by Matt Martin

Steel stamps are an ideal tool for making a touchmark because they offer a long-lasting, cost-effective tool which can be easily customized. Adding a touchmark is often one of the last steps in the creation process, so it is critical that the mark is made correctly. Over the years we’ve helped many artisans and craftspeople make their unique touchmark, and we’ve created a step by step guide for making the perfect touchmark.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Hand Held Marking Tools

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