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Nameplate Marking Manual Detail Presses

nameplate being marked by a model 4 nameplate detail press

Schmidt manufactures two manual tag marking machine presses, the Model 4 and Model 6, for stamping into name plates, metal tags, dog tags and ID tags.

Schmidt's Model 4 and Model 6 name plate detail presses mark evenly spaced letters and numbers that are accurately aligned and uniformly deep.

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  • Manually operated, portable bench top design, with two sizes available

  • Marks clear, easy-to-read information with one short lever stroke

  • Stamp on steel, brass, stainless steel, aluminum, and plastic.

  • Table advances automatically for the next character when the handle is returned

  • Each marking dial has 40 characters

  • Sharp or flat face characters available

  • All dial assemblies are interchangeable

 

The Model 4 and Model 6

The Model 4 and Model 6 machines are virtually identical except for the size of name plates they can handle. The smaller Model 4 accepts plates up to 4" deep, while the larger Model 6 can handle plates up to 8" deep.

These machines and their replacement parts are available to purchase online now.

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Model 4 Nameplate Detail Press

Table Dimensions: 9-3/4" x 7-3/4"
Nameplate Sizes: up to 4" deep and 8" wide
Nameplate Thickness: .012" to .093" thick
Marking Limits: As low as 3-3/4" from top of nameplate
Net Weight: 28-1/2"
Shipping Weight: 32-1/2" lbs.

maximum Rockwell hardness of C59.

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Model 6 Nameplate Detail Press

Table Dimensions: 9-3/4" x 11"
Nameplate Sizes: up to 8" deep and 8" wide
Nameplate Thickness: .012" to .093" thick
Marking Limits: As low as 6" from top of nameplate
Net Weight: 42-1/2"
Shipping Weight: 54" lbs.

maximum Rockwell hardness of C59.

Nameplate Marking Dials and Character Sizes:

nameplate being marked by a model 4 nameplate detail press

The Model 4 and Model 6 come with either sharp or flat face dials. Each marking dial has 40 characters - A through Z (upper case), 0 through 9, slash (/), dash (-), period (.) and an ampersand (&).

Sharp Face Dials

Sharp face can be used to mark on all materials - steel, brass, stainless steel*, aluminum, plastic, etc. The sharp face characters penetrate the nameplate material more easily than the flat face. Available in 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", 3/16" & 1/4" character sizes.

Flat Face Dials

Flat face are used to mark on brass, aluminum and plastic because they create a wider impression. Use this character face when the impressions are to be color-filled (lacquer-stick or wax crayon). Available in 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" character sizes.

Character Spacing

Diagram for determining the spacing and steel marking tool type sizeEach letter or figure occupies a space as wide as it is high.  Fractions (1/2, 1/4, etc.) are made with the characters in line - not above one another. A fraction will occupy space equal to letters or figures of the same character size. 

For example, 1/8" characters are spaced 8 to the inch. Marking the word "TEMPERED" using an 1/8" character dial would occupy one inch.  The same reading in 3/32" characters would yield a mark 3/4" of an inch long.

 

Special Fixtures

If nameplates are to be marked within 3/8" of the top edge, if the shape is not square or rectangular, or if you are marking dog tags or pet ID tags, a special fixture or "nest" may be necessary.

We recommend visiting Perma-Products. They offer a nameplate nest that will attach directly to our table, as well as, "tag Nest Plates" for marking special shapes of pet ID tags. Please contact Perma-Products for more information or view the Need Tag? tab for a list of nameplate resources.

 

*GTS does not recommend the use of character sizes larger than 1/8" on stainless steel - while the dial is quite capable of creating an impression in this material, the pressure required to mark larger characters may cause the ram to deflect resulting in incomplete characters.

Model 4 and Model 6 Replacement Parts

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The Model 4 and Model 6 nameplate detail presses have replaceable parts available to purchase online now.

For instructions and information on Do It Yourself repairs for the Model 4 & 6 - please see the DIY Repairs tab.

Below is a toggle list of all the Model 4 and Model 6 replacement parts by name and SKU number.

 

Repairing a Model 4 and Model 6 Nameplate Detail Press

A variety of manuals and instructions are available for operating, adjusting, and repairing your Model 4 and Model 6. Step by step instructions can be viewed online or a PDF with all the repair and adjustment instructions is available to view, print or download.

Operating Model 4 and Model 6

PDF - Operating Instructions for Model 4 and Model 6

Adjustments & Repairs for the Model 4 and Model 6

Introduction to repairing a Model 4 or Model 6

How to replace the ram on a Model 4 or Model 6

How to adjust the tag thickness on a Model 4 or Model 6

How to adjust the table spacing on a Model 4 or Model 6

Download a PDF of all the repair instructions

PDF - Complete adjustment and repair instructions for Model 4 and Model 6

Model 4 and Model 6 Brochure & Operating Instructions

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Model 4 and 6 Nameplate Detail Press Brochure

Nameplate Marking Model 4 Model 6 Brochure

This brochure discusses our manually operated nameplate marking detail presses. Available in two sizes, these machines turn out great looking legible valve tags, dog tags, or nameplates. Flat or Sharp face dials are engraved with 40 characters, and can be used on steel, brass, stainless steel, aluminum, and plastic. Nameplate detail presses and replacements parts are available to buy now online.

Model 4 and 6 Nameplate Detail Press Operating Instructions Brochure

Model 4 and 6 Operating Instructions Brochure

This brochure discusses the operating instructions for our manually operated nameplate marking detail presses. They are so simple to use, anyone can master the four-step operation. Nameplate detail presses and replacements parts are available to buy now online.

Resources for Nameplates, Dog Tags, Pet ID Tags

Resources for buying nameplates

Schmidt does not manufacture or sell nameplate and tags. However, we can offer several suggestions on where to purchase them.

Below is a list of resources for purchasing blank nameplates, dog tags, pet id tags and accessories. These sources are ones we have become familiar with through our many years in the metal marking industry.

Nameplate Sources and Accessories:

Specialty Metal Products
85 Garfield Street
West Middlesex, PA 16159
800.394.2904

U.S. Nameplate
PO BOX 10
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
800.553.8871

American Nameplate
4501 S. Kildare Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60632
773-376-1400
800-878-6186

Detroit Name Plate
800.659.3824
Seton Products
800.243.6624

BB Tees Inc.
888.390.1879

W.W. Grainger
847.965.7600

Perma Products
275 Northeast 166th Street
Miami, FL 33162
305.945.1123

Dog Tags & Pet ID Tags:

Resources for Pet Tags and Dog Tags by Schmidt

Inland Products
800.481.5500
Perma Products
305.945.1123
BB Tees Inc.
888.390.1879
Chewbarka's Tags
401-464-9911

Information Resources:

Graphotype.net
PO BOX 271523
Dallas, TX 75227
Graphotype.net is an online resource to learn read and share information about graphotype machines, embossers, debossers and other related information.

 

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