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Forum topic by bondogaposis posted 03-29-2016 05:41 PM 666 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2016 05:41 PM

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I need a new branding iron, any recommendations?

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 03-29-2016 07:21 PM

This is really a “work-around” from your real question, but I couldn’t justify the cost of a branding iron, so I had a rubber stamp made. It was less than $8 about 12 years ago. It works best if applied under any clear coat.

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#2 posted 03-29-2016 07:30 PM

I’ve heard good things about these guys:

If you’re good with 3D design, you can also draw one up and get it 3D printed by ShapeWays cheap when they have a new customers coupon. I drew mine to thread onto an existing soldering iron I had from a previous brand:

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#3 posted 03-29-2016 07:40 PM

There was a pretty good thread around here a while back that discussed it in great detail, and had some pointers to reasonably priced solutions. The problem I have with a fixed iron is that you are limited to size. A largish brand is good for big stuff, but not for something like a small lidded box or bowl… and a smaller one for those would not be ideal for larger stuff. My solution (after giving up the sharpie) was to use the heat transfer method – from logos/brands printed on a laser printer with standard copy paper. You can print them out any size you want to suit the project, and transfer the image to the piece using a slightly modified soldering iron.


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#4 posted 03-29-2016 11:56 PM

I had these guys make mine:

Was super happy with the result, highly recommended. I got one that you plug in as I do production runs and I found it the easiest way to go.

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