Press Stamps

F&S Engraving has the expertise and experience to meet your press stamp needs. For almost 90 years, our skilled master craftsmen have been producing press stamps for a variety of applications.

Our sales staff and customer support team is with your every step of the way, from design to delivery.

Most marking is done by press stamping, with a variety of stamps, such as sharp-faced stamps and carbide stamps, used for different press applications. F&S Engraving uses a variety of tool steels, such as A-2, D-2, M-2, M-4, ASP-23, CPM-M4, CPM-10V, and carbide to give you the durability and performance your desire for your specific application. We can custom design your stamp or use an existing drawing.

Character layout, regarding both depth and spacing, is a critical component if you are marking serial numbers or any other characters. The type must be readable and meet requirements of customers and governing bodies.

Stamping Pressures
Character Size Estimated Pressure to StampOne Character* Depth of Impression**
1/16″ .25 ton .003
3/32″ .50 ton .0045
1/8″ .75 ton .006
5/32″ 1.00 ton .007
3/16″ 1.88 ton .008
1/4″ 2.10 ton .010
5/16″ 3.00 ton .013
3/8″ 4.00 ton .016
7/16″ 4.75 ton .016
1/2″ 5.70 ton .017
5/8″ 7.5 ton .020
3/4″ 9.25 ton .020
7/8″ 11.00 ton .020
1″ 13.00 ton .020

 

Press Marking Typeholders, Dies, and Type

Press Marking Typeholders are used for jobs with frequent set-up changes and that require multiple character stamping. These typeholders and Standard Straight Groove Type combine the security of a locking pin, which prevents type from moving or being loading incorrectly.

Stock Number Recess Size Holder Capacity by Character Size
1/16″ 3/32″ 1/8″ 5/32″ 3/16″ 1/4″ 5/16″ 1/2″
MST 1 1/4″ x 3/4″ 12 8 6
MST 2 1/4″ x 5/16″ 15 10 6
MST 3 1/4″ x 1″ 16 8
MST 4 1/4″ x 1-1/8″ 18 12 9
MST 5 1/4″ x 1-1/4″ 20 10 8
MST 6 1/4″ x 1-1/2″ 24 16 12
MST 7 5/16″ x 3/4″ 4
MST 8 5/16″ x 1-1/8″ 6
MST 9 5/16″ x 1-1/2″ 8
MST 10 5/16″ x 1-7/8″ 10
MST 11 3/8″ x 1″ 4
MST 12 3/8″ x 1-1/2″ 6

Standard Straight Groove Type and Logotype
Standard Straight Groove Type and Logotype is in stock. This type is used for long production runs.
Logotype is custom made to fulfill your logo and character needs.

Stock Sizes (for standard straight grooved type)
Stock Number Character Size Blank Dimensions
SSGTL 1 1/16″ 1/16″ x 1/4″ x .875″
SSGTL 2 3/32″ 3/32″ x 1/4″ x .875″
SSGTL 3 1/8″ 1/8″ x 1/4″ x x.875″
SSGTL 4 5/32″ 5/32″ x 1/4″ x .875″
SSGTL 5 3/16″ 3/16″ x 5/16″ x 1.25″
SSGTL 6 1/4″ 1/4″ x 3/8″ x 1.25″