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Have you ever wanted to "brand" your work?

We offer these custom made metal stamps, machined with your logo.

What exactly are they? It is pretty basic really. It's an aluminum block, with a magnesium face bonded to it. The block is then CNC machined, using artwork you provide (your logo, a custom cars name, slogan, etc).

They are pretty easy to use, and require minimal tools. A heat gun, some clamps, and some gloves is about all you will need. Read below for instructions on using the stamps on leather and vinyl.

With these custom stamps, you can emboss your logo into leather or vinyl. An embossed logo is an excellent way to professionally put a "signature" on your work. The embossed logo has a super clean look, offering a classy, more subtle approach than embroidery. Plus, once you buy the stamp, each impression of your logo is free!

E-Mail us HIGH resolution artwork to kristkustomsATgmail.com
For a stamp around 1.5" wide, prices start around $100. Prices will vary, depending on the detail of the logo, and the size of the stamp. Stamps that are 4" wide or smaller work best. Much bigger, and it is hard to get a nice, even, impression.

This is a quick sample video of how to use our custom machined embossing stamps. In this video, we are embossing a piece of vinyl. First, we heated the vinyl with a heat gun for about 20-30 seconds. Then, we pressed the stamp into the vinyl and held it, with moderate pressure, for about 15-20 seconds. You are left with an embossed impression of the logo in the material. All materials react to heat stamping differently, so always test the process with scraps first.

First of all, these stamps need to be used on bare material. These cannot be used on seats that are already upholstered, upholstered panels, etc. You need to have the bare vinyl or leather, and a fairly hard surface to get a good embossing of your logo.

These stamp/dies were originally designed to be used with a heat press machine. These machines can be fairly costly. Through trial and error, we figured out a way to use these without the heat press. These are just general guidelines, please experiment with scraps first, and try different techniques. Different vinyls and leathers can/will require different techniques.

We found when stamping vinyl, it works best to heat the vinyl itself with a heat gun, and leave the metal stamp cool/room temperature. Press the stamp into the heated vinyl. Practice with scraps at first, testing how much the vinyl can be heated before the surface melts, how much pressure to apply, etc. Different brands and types of vinyl will require different techniques, so always practice with scraps first. Some vinyls will imprint nicely with hand pressure, others may require a c-clamp or other type of mechanical means (leverage from a small arbor press, screw clamp, etc) to imprint nicely. Never clamp the stamp down with too much pressure, these stamp/dies have a soft magnesium face that could be damaged with too much pressure.

When stamping leather, first heat the metal stamp with a HEAT GUN and leave the leather cool/room temperature. Press the warm/hot stamp into the leather. For some leathers you may need to LIGHTLY clamp the heated stamp onto the leather. Some leathers also imprint better if you lightly mist water on the backside of the leather before you stamp it, to loosen the leather up some. All leathers are different, so different types will require different techniques. Practice first!

When heating the metal stamp itself, ONLY use a heat gun. NEVER USE A TORCH TO HEAT THE METAL STAMP! Only use manual hand pressure, or LIGHTLY clamp the stamp. NEVER smack the stamp with a hammer. And when handling a hot stamp use heavy leather gloves, like a welding glove. When storing the stamp, keep it someplace where it wont get banged around. Again, the face of the stamp is a softer magnesium metal, so if, for example, you put the stamp in a toolbox drawer with other tools banging around, it could damage the stamp. If you find the stamp needs cleaned, do not use a wire brush. Use a softer bristled brush. We use a cheap paint brush with the bristles cut down, so the bristles are slightly stiffer.