Hot stamping is a technique in which colored foil is applied to the surface through a combination of heat and pressure. Can be used on Flat and Round surface. Hot stamping produces a shiny and luxurious appearance on cosmetic tubes, bottles, jars, and other closures. Colored foils are often gold and silver, but other colors are also available, ideal for a signature design.
Hot stamping can be used to mark a multitude of different material, the most common being plastics. The best part about hot stamping is that it's a dry process. You don't have to have a degree in chemistry to operate a hot stamping machine because you don't need to worry about mixing inks. You simply attach a die to the heated plate, load a roll of hot stamping foil, pop a part in the fixture and you are ready to go. Hot stamping is a very permanent process. When a part is marked with a properly formulated foil, it can withstand some very harsh conditions. When using a metal die on a plastic part, you can actually brand the part at the same time. So, if the color should fade or wear off the branded image will remain.
What are the benefits of hot stamping?
- Hot stamping is a flexible process allowing the user to mark a variety of different materials including most plastics, rubber, leather, fabrics, and paper.
- Hot stamping is a relatively clean process and eliminates the need for inks and other messy consumables. Hot stamping is a very simple, robust, and reliable marking process.
- Durable Technologies hot stamping foils produce a permanent direct part mark that will last for years under even the toughest of conditions.
- The image engraved on the die face is created by Durable Technologies using graphics files and can be pulled from a variety of software/formats
- Dies can be made out of many materials including magnesium, brass, and steel. Depending on your requirements for mark depth, quantity of marks, budget, and press operation