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Stamp it like it's hot -- The Hotstamp Design Guide

I'm in the works to do a couple stamps. Here's my first ever attempt. Whatcha think?

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Thanks a lot for this post!!!

This plus a little youtube and I'm a stamp makin' fool!!!
 
Lookin good Dave.

On the 3rd stamp, watch out with a font that thin (at its thinnest) surrounded by heavy black. A small area of white surrounded by black will want to fill in. If DC or Gateway stamped that, it'd probably fill in but still be legible.

P.S. just BOLD the font or find one with less skinny parts
 
for anyone who's interested in seeing a hotstamp machine in action, i just posted a clip for my day-job that shows a quick glimpse of a Vibram disc being stamped with our machine. it's like a pneumatic tortilla press with a little foil conveyor belt.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=142214625874765
 
Leopard said:
for anyone who's interested in seeing a hotstamp machine in action, i just posted a clip for my day-job that shows a quick glimpse of a Vibram disc being stamped with our machine. it's like a pneumatic tortilla press with a little foil conveyor belt.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=142214625874765

Dammit! I want to see more... :mrgreen:

And damn you for posting that - I went ahead and bought an Ibex. An' stuff. An' stuff...
 
figured you guys might be interested to see a die plate for a hotstamp. i can post the actual stamp (or a stamped disc) once it's released. this will be the Halloween stamp for my day job.

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That's pretty cool.

So how does hot stamping work? Do they put foil over that, heat the whole thing up and literally "hot stamp" it? If that's the case, could you just put foil over a blank disc and use something kind of like a soldering iron to draw a hot stamp onto a disc?
 
you don't see the machine for long, but this video is of the machine i use:

Leopard said:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=142214625874765

basically:
big heated plate, with the stamp die attached to it.
roll of foil suspended between the disc and the plate...
machine presses down, die makes contact with foil, then foil with plastic, machine "dwells" for a determined time, then releases.
foil rolls to the next open block, put a new disc in, hit the button again.

what i didn't know till i used that machine is that there are thousands of foils, all for specific surfaces and heats. some foils work on some plastics but not others; we even have foil for specific types of paper.
 
Necrobumping a thread I never knew even existed. Cool.
 
Necrobumping a thread I never knew even existed. Cool.
Crosspost to the 3D printing thread lol...I'm gonna bring 1 disc to all tournaments and get a new stamp on it each time on the spot. Would that ever become illegal?
 
Seems like a proper setup is gonna be around 5 bills, plus maybe some electrical upgrade and ventilation. My concern would be waste/misprints. Could be very sad.
 
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