Marking stamps and marking type are used to leave an impression on a target object. The target may be made of metal, clay, wood, or leather. Stamps, hot stamps, metal stamps and type are commonly used for marking products with a brand name, symbol, inspection code, or identification number.
Marking stamps, hot stamps, metal stamps, and marking type are used in all kinds of industries to mark products; some are used in automated high-volume processes while others are designed to be used by hand. A steel hand stamp is a type of metal stamp used to mark metals, wood, or leather by being struck by a hammer. A custom metal stamp made of steel or carbide is often used to permanently mark parts or components with logos, date codes, or serial numbers.
Marking stamps, hot stamps, metal stamps, and marking type can be used to mark both flat and curved surfaces. Hot stamps are metal stamps used with a colored foil to permanently mark plastics or leathers. A hot stamping machine uses a special hot stamp foil and a silicone or metal stamp to mark contoured targets. The stamp is heated and presses the foil against the target, leaving behind the foil resin. Hot stamping is used to stamp all kinds of parts or products and may also use special foil resins that are wear-resistant and chemically-inert.
Marking stamps, hot stamps, metal stamps, and marking type are also used to mark jewelry, to mark special fabrics such as neoprene and rubber, and to emboss metals such as aluminum, brass, or copper. An embossing metal stamp actually deforms the target material, making a raised surface in the shape of the metal stamp.
Marking stamps, hot stamps, metal stamps, and marking type are frequently used to mark products with codes or serial numbers, model names and numbers, or other types of identification that may change frequently. Metal type is used in conjunction with a holder or branding iron to create text or numbers specific to a particular product run or series.