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10-25-2009 07:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: makers mark

So…I’m trying to present my product in the best possible light, and I want to put on a maker’s marking, but a bit stumped as to how to do so.

There is this guy that makes them in the UK, but I understand you can never get a hold of him, though his product is excellent:

I have no idea how much he charges, but I’m sure it’s not inexpensive. Very classy though.

I don’t just want to sign it, nor invest $250 in a branding iron. I have a logo that I would like to use as the mark:

Anyone have any ideas as to what I could do? Don’t think a label would be too classy….just looking for ideas….

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 07:07 PM

At one point Stickly used paper labels you could use a more modern version and have your logo printed on heat sensitive transfer paper and just Iron it on.

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#2 posted 10-25-2009 07:37 PM

When i opened this post I thought I was going to see something like this

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#3 posted 10-25-2009 10:18 PM

Don’t you just love the way Navy guys think


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#4 posted 10-26-2009 12:04 AM

Ditto interpim

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#5 posted 10-26-2009 01:06 AM

I thought the same thing Interpim

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#6 posted 10-26-2009 02:12 AM

I’m sure one of the trophy/plaque shops in your area has a laser engraver. The one I used here would make any special orders I believe as long as you bring them the digital file.

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#7 posted 10-26-2009 02:27 AM

I like Jim’s idea for a iron on label then finish over it for protection and longevity .
A old fashioned w/ makers mark is my all time favorite!

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#8 posted 11-04-2009 05:38 AM

Find a local laser engraver (machine shop) who can make you a set of ‘em at a time. They probably have a $50 setup fee then a few bucks apiece. Maybe $10-15 each (plus setup fee, so run a bunch at once) for anodized aluminum (in your choice of color) that is plasma cut or laser cut then laser etched.

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#9 posted 11-04-2009 05:48 AM

A laser engraver could make wood medallians to be inset into your pieces. I make them out of 1/8” plywood. Then use a fortner bit to clear the recess for the medallian to be glued into. Nice thing about a local engraver they could make any size for you. 1/2” for small projects to 3” for cabinetry.

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#10 posted 11-04-2009 03:09 PM

I love the idea you posted mneal. I might try that one out for myself.

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#11 posted 11-04-2009 04:01 PM

I order mine online, brass. available plain or 3m stick on. about $5 each.

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#12 posted 11-04-2009 04:56 PM

Interesting, DaveR, thanks.

Who’s this Stickley? Did he amount to anything?!

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#13 posted 11-04-2009 05:01 PM

That’s why I refuse to get old. I’ve been 28 for 18 years now. Working out pretty well.

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#14 posted 11-04-2009 06:52 PM

Good plan pashley. I always tell people I am 18, with lot’s of practice!

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