Hot Stamping Applications

Artwork & Dies for Poker Chips: E4-PK

Artwork & Dies for Poker Chips: E4-PK

When stamping poker chips, there are 2 principal diemaking methods used: Logos, graphics and denominational amounts are stamped using copper dies Initials are stamped using brass or steel type COPPER DIES Provide Crisp and clean impressions while also being the most durable.  We suggest that you purchase these dies from www.owossographic.com.  The specification is: 1/4″ copper, raised, […]

Artwork for Ribbon: Multi-Color Printing

Artwork for Ribbon: Multi-Color Printing

MULTI-COLOR PRINTING Part of getting the most out of your Malahide Hot Stamping Press is understanding how our machinery can allow you to produce multi-colored hot stamped designs. MALAHIDE RIBBON PRINTING SYSTEMS Malahide Ribbon Printing Systems are different than many in the way we run our foil. Most presses run foil from side to side, with the flow of […]

Artwork for Cards : E4-CC Plastic Card Machine

Artwork for Cards : E4-CC Plastic Card Machine

DIE MAKING Although the chase of the E4-CC can be configured to accept a wide variety of existing die making systems, we recommend you use 11 point magnesium or copper dies.  Dies are trimmed to 2 x 3.5″, drilled with locator holes, and then screwed onto the heated platen in 2 places.  The purpose of screwing plates to the chase […]

Artwork Basics for Die Making

Artwork Basics for Die Making

Magnesium and copper dies are chemically etched using a process known as photoengraving.  In order to produce photoengraved dies, one must first create the artwork that is to be etched on the die. SOFTWARE Most artwork is created on computer.  There are many graphics programs to choose.  Many companies choose to use either : Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator. ART QUALITY Quality dies begin […]

Chases and Die Holders

Chases and Die Holders

A ‘chase’ is the part of a hot stamping press that holds the die during the stamping process.  It is also known as a die holder. SNAP CHASES Every Malahide press is shipped with at least 1 Snap Chase.  A proprietary chase design, Snap Chases are available in 4 widths: 1, 2, 3 or 4 […]

Types of Die Cutters for Ribbon Machines

Types of Die Cutters for Ribbon Machines

The Malahide E-Series Ribbon Presses are able to cut the web into segments of between 2 ~ 36″. Cutters are made using .918 steel-rule blades and are available in several standard styles: Pinking Cutter Most commonly used on ribbons, a pinking cutter is the jagged zigzag cut found on the top and bottom of most award ribbons.   V-Pinking […]

About Hot Stamping Dies, Die Plates, Ludlow Line Type and Printer’s Type

About Hot Stamping Dies, Die Plates, Ludlow Line Type and Printer’s Type

Most traditional hot stamp presses employ metal “dies” to produce the image which is transferred onto the product being printed. This page discusses some of the issues and methods of diemaking as they relate to Malahide Hot Stamping Equipment. DIES Dies  are available in a variety of forms and materials, dies are normally made of metal. […]

Types of Hot Stamping Foil

Types of Hot Stamping Foil

  Hot Stamping Foil is an essential element of the hot stamping process.  Serving the same purpose as ink or paint, foil is a thin film coated with the layer of color that will be transferred onto your product via the hot stamping process.  Foil is composed of 3 functional layers: A clear film forms […]

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