Logos, etched or stamped?

Noellaflamme

Well-Known Member
So, I am planning on getting a stencil to etch my logo (which i'm still working on) and started wondering if i should also get a stamp made, and if so, from where?
also what do you think of this logo?Capture.PNG
 

Redbaird

KNIFE MAKER
Steelstampsinc done one for me and I was very impressed by their work and customer service. They do hardened makers marks stamps for metal and leather mark stamps I know.And depending on the size stamp you get, the wording at the bottom could get small.
 

Redbaird

KNIFE MAKER
Steelstampsinc done one for me and I was very impressed by their work and customer service. They do hardened makers marks stamps for metal and leather mark stamps I know.And depending on the size stamp you get, the wording at the bottom could get small.
But you may have to sell a couple of knives to pay for it. It isn't cheap.
 

Noellaflamme

Well-Known Member
ill check them out, how are their prices? yeah i was wondering about the sizing with a stamp... im going to print some scale models to see what is too small
 

Noellaflamme

Well-Known Member
I got a 1/2" custom metal stamp for 140 and a 5/8" leather stamp for 160. So....not too bad.
yeah thats not too bad, may hold off on them for now though, about to order an electric stencil from ernies knives though. any input on my design? still working on it
 

Casey Brown

Well-Known Member
Check out Ernie Grospitch's website for etching. He also has electrolyte recipe's and recommendations on power supplies.
 

Casey Brown

Well-Known Member
Yeah, he's great. Super helpful throughout the whole process. I did buy one of the power supplies he recommended also.
 

Casey Brown

Well-Known Member
It goes from 0-40V with both DC and AC. DC removes the metal and AC will darken it. I usually run it at about 24V and etch multiple times to get a good deep etch.
 

Noellaflamme

Well-Known Member
It goes from 0-40V with both DC and AC. DC removes the metal and AC will darken it. I usually run it at about 24V and etch multiple times to get a good deep etch.
is it necessary to get, or would a dc battery charger work too? (i know it probably wouldn't be as good as his power supplies
 

Casey Brown

Well-Known Member
Nothing is necessary. I started out using a Radio Shack 12V power supply. However, it will take you a lot longer, and your results won't look as good because the DC voltage is not going to darken the etch like AC voltage will. My early etchings sometimes would almost, like, "flake" out of the etch and not always look consistent. Start out with what you have. If you don't like it, you can always upgrade.
 

Noellaflamme

Well-Known Member
Nothing is necessary. I started out using a Radio Shack 12V power supply. However, it will take you a lot longer, and your results won't look as good because the DC voltage is not going to darken the etch like AC voltage will. My early etchings sometimes would almost, like, "flake" out of the etch and not always look consistent. Start out with what you have. If you don't like it, you can always upgrade.
i guess that is very true,is there anything i can put in it to darken the etch?
 
Top