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
Convex Marking – Character cut on a raised contour to suit a concave surface to be marked.
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
Reverse Engraved Characters – Produces a reversed impression in the product marked.
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
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.