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How to Hot Stamp with Foil and Ribbons

Posted by Matt Martin

Hot stamping is capable of creating vibrant, permanent marks on a wide variety of substrates. To get the best results when hot stamping, however, it is important to fully understand how to hot stamp properly with foil and ribbons.  

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

Hot Stamping Foil & Ribbons

Posted by Matt Martin

Hot foil stamping is a popular marking solution for a wide range of applications. Our pigmented hot stamping foils (most commonly used for date coding) are popular because they are abrasion resistant and durable, offering a long service life of clear and legible impressions. 

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

Foil Stamping Dies

Posted by Matt Martin

Over the years we’ve helped a lot of customers with hot stamping applications. From standard hot stamp dies used for part marking to decorative, custom foil stamping dies we’ve done it all. Check out some of our favorite customer success stories below.

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Topics: Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

Norwood 39V Steel Type for Hot Stamping

Posted by Matt Martin

Norwood 39V steel type is used in hot stamping equipment, typically together with a hot stamp ribbon for package date coding applications. In addition to the hot stamp ribbons (usually black), we also manufacture spacers and typeholders in a variety of sizes to accommodate our type.

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Topics: OEM Type, Package Date Coding, Packaging Marking, Packaging, Norwood type, Coding Type and Dies, Hot Stamping, Steel Type, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons, Type Holders, Hot Stamping Coders, Foils and Ribbons for Date Coding

Hot Stamping Polypropylene Parts at AFM Engineering

Posted by Matt Martin

AFM Engineering, located in Santa Ana, CA, specializes in refurbishing, rebuilding, and selling hot stamping and other manufacturing processing equipment. When their long-time hot stamping steel die supplier no longer met their quality and professional requirements they searched the market and found Durable Technologies.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Plastic, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons, Kingsley and Wire Marking Type, Testimonial

AKA Bindery Uses Brass Type for Bookbinding

Posted by Matt Martin

Anne Krawitz owns the AKA Bindery in Philadelphia specializing in custom clamshell boxes for valuable books and documents, as well as a full range of bookbinding, book conservation and restoration services. AKA Bindery caters to book dealers, libraries, and private collectors.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Craftsman and Artisan, Brass and Steel Type and Dies, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons, Leather, Testimonial

Hot Stamping Foils Make Decorative Marking Easy

Posted by Matt Martin

We've covered the basics of hot stamping before, but in case you needed a refresher:

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Packaging Marking, Packaging, Package Printing, Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

Which Direct Part Marking Method is Best for You?

Posted by Matt Martin

There are many different ways to direct mark a product or part. Each marking method has its own strengths and applications. Here are some examples of different direct part marking solutions offered by Durable Technologies:

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Topics: Direct Part Marking, Laser Marking, Impact Presses, Dot Peen Marking, CNC Marking Tools, Marking Tools and Supplies, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

What is Hot Stamping?

Posted by Matt Martin

What is hot stamping?

The hot stamping process includes a hot stamping press, a hot stamping die or type, and sometimes a hot stamping foil if you choose to add color to your impression.  The hot stamping press contains a heating element that heats up the die or type; the marking cycle starts when the press engages the heated die or type with the foil and transfers the ink from the foil carrier onto the part to be marked.  The press then disengages at the end of the marking cycle leaving behind a crisp, permanent, ink impression on the part.

What can hot stamping foil be used for?

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Craftsman and Artisan, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

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