Products and Services
We carry in stock forward, reverse, heavy duty and low stress handstamps, utility type and typeholders by Mecco and Young Brothers. Our capabilities include creation of a custom stamp from your artwork or sketch. We can help you design a stamp to mark any surface as simply or intricately as desired. We carry in stock O1, S7 and A2 tool steels but can work with most any material to help you accomplish your goal.
Plastic, brass and other soft metals may be suitable materials to stamp some plastics, wood, leather, paper, unfired ceramic or brick. Most stamps are made of tool steel or carbide. The choice of stamp material is made with consideration of size, design, striking method and material to be marked.
Hand held stamps struck with a hammer are generally used when the number of parts to mark is small and appearance is not important. Hand stamps are made by many processes and to many degrees of accuracy and grades. Most single character hand stamps are made of a tough steel by a forging, coldheading or knuckling process. The sharpness and flatness is adequate for many applications and materials. The location of the character on the blank is considered of little importance. This makes it difficult to stamp a word or line of lettering with proper alignment and spacing. Some stamps are made on a better quality of steel for marking harder materials (above 42Rc). The best stamps are machine engraved. These stamps are sharper, flatter and more accurately placed on the blank making the use of fixtures possible for better alignment. Precision stamps are available for appearance items such as seals, nameplates and consumer items.
As quantity to mark increases and appearance is more important the use of type and type holder becomes an alternative to individual hand stamps. As one or more lines of type can be struck at one time this is a time saver where many parts must be marked with the same information. Again there are various grades from utility to precision. The alignment is better and the spacing is generally pleasing.
Where high production is required a custom
stamp can be make with excellent alignment, spacing and flatness. The
stamp can be incorporated into a die or can be a standalone second operation.
With this option multiple letter styles and sizes can be incorporated
in one stamp also spacing, subscripts, superscripts and logos can be accommodated.
Please contact us for help in designing your stamp.
We have moved! As of May 2nd, 2016, our new address is
121 Jim Harry Loop
Phone (214) 638-1262
Last updated: January Jan 20, 2016