Glossary of Terms

 

Branding Die – Engraved steel, brass or bronze die that is heated to burn into wood, paper, leather or plastic

Concave Marking – Character cut on a depressed contour to suit a convexed surface to be marked

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Convex Marking – Character cut on a raised contour to suit a concave surface to be marked.

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Die – Any engraved or machined metal blank used for the purpose of marking, coining or branding characters or a design on a product

Debossing Die – A set or pair of dies consisting of one male and one female die to produce sunk characters or designs on sheet material

Embossing Die – A set or pair of dies consisting of one male and one female die to produce raised characters or designs on sheet material.

Roll Die – Circular die engraved with raised or sunken characters. Impression is produced by rolling over flat or contoured surface.

Hand Stamp – Any hand held stamp with which the force for the impression is a hammer blow

Type Holder – A marking tool to hold interchangeable type

Type – single characters engraved on blanks designed for use in holder, retainer, chase…

Numbering Head – A device made up of one or more rotating wheels, each engraved with figures and/or letters. Manual change or automatic indexing for a specific number or serial numbering.

Standard Engraved Characters – Produces a readable impression in the product marked

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Reverse Engraved Characters – Produces a reversed impression in the product marked.

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Sharp Face Characters – engraved so that character bevels produce a sharp, knife-like character face

Flat Face Characters – Character face is engraved flat to produce an easily filled impression

Open Face Characters – Character face is formed by two sharp-faced lines, which produces an outlined character, for decorative purposes.

Round Face Characters – The face of the character is convexed to produce a rounded impression

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Lo-Stress Characters – The face of the character is convexed and the corners of the character are filleted to reduce stress set up by marking

Dot Design Characters – Character outline is formed by the individual conically shaped dots of uniform bevel, to reduce stress of marking.

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