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Nameplate Marking Manual Detail Press

nameplate being marked by a model 4 nameplate detail press

Model 4 Machine

SCHMIDT manufactures the Model 4, a manually operated nameplate detail presses. This machine is comfortable and easy to operate, and effortlessly turns out great looking valve tags, dog tags, or nameplates.

This manual press and it's replacement parts are available to purchase online.

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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 Face characters available

  • All dial assemblies are interchangeable

 

The Model 4 Nameplate Marking Press

This machine is easy to operate and effortlessly turns out great looking nameplates, valve tags, id tags, or any plate requiring alpha numeric character markings.

This machines and it's replacement parts are available to purchase online now.

Click here to purchase Model 4 online now

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.

Nameplate Marking Dials and Character Sizes:

nameplate being marked by a model 4 nameplate detail press

The Model 4 comes with one of 4 different sized sharp face character 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 including - aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel* and some plastics. The sharp face characters are available in 3/32", 1/8", 3/16" & 1/4" 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 Replacement Parts

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The Model 4 nameplate detail press has replaceable parts available to purchase online now.

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

Below is a toggle list of all the Model 4 replacement parts by name and SKU number. Click to open the drop down menu

 

Repairing a Model 4 Nameplate Detail Press

A variety of manuals and instructions are available for operating, adjusting, and repairing your Model 4. 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 The Model 4 Machine

PDF - Operating Instructions for Model 4

Adjustments & Repairs for the Model 4

Introduction to repairing a Model 4

How to replace the ram on a Model 4

How to adjust the tag thickness on a Model 4

How to adjust the table spacing on a Model 4

Download a PDF of all the repair instructions

PDF - Complete adjustment and repair instructions for Model 4

Model 4 Brochure & Operating Instructions

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Model 4 and 6 Nameplate Detail Press Brochure

Nameplate Marking Model 4 Brochure

This brochure discusses our manually operated nameplate marking detail press. This machine turns out great looking legible valve tags, dog tags, or nameplates. Sharp face dials are engraved with 40 characters, and can be used on aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel* and some plastics. Nameplate detail presses and replacements parts are available to buy now online.

Model 4 and 6 Nameplate Detail Press Operating Instructions Brochure

Model 4 Operating Instructions Brochure

This brochure discusses the operating instructions for our manually operated nameplate marking detail press. 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.

SCHMIDT sells Screened and Blank Nameplates

Nameplate RFQ Form

To get a quote or to place order, fill out the RFQ form or call our sales department at 800-323-1332

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BLANK NAMEPLATES

Buy blank aluminum and stainless steel nameplates

Blank stainless steel and aluminum nameplates are available for use with SCHMIDT model 4 manual presses, our Styliner pin markers and our Geo MARK laser systems.

Note: Minimum quantity purchase is 250 nameplates per size. Price reductions are available for larger quantities. Blank plates in a standard size with no holes have a lead time of one (1) week. Blank plates with one, two, or four holes will be given an estimated lead time when quoted.

.032 Aluminum Blank Nameplates
Tag Size: 3" x 4" 2"x 4" 2" x 3" 1" x 3" 1"x 2"
# of Holes None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1 or 2 None, 1 or 2
Size of Holes 1/4" (1 or 2) 1/8" (4) 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", or 1/4" 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", or 1/4" 5/32"

5/32"

Quantity of Tags 250, 500, 750, 1000, 1500, 2500, 5000

 

.018 Stainless Steel Blank Nameplates
Tag Size: 3" x 4" 2"x 4" 2" x 3" 1" x 3" 1"x 2"
# of Holes None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1 or 2 None, 1 or 2
Size of Holes 1/4" (1 or 2) 1/8" (4) 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", or 1/4" 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", or 1/4" 5/32"

5/32"

Quantity of Tags 250, 500, 750, 1000, 1500, 2500, 5000

 

SCREENED NAMEPLATES

 Buy screened aluminum and stainless steel nameplates

Screened stainless steel and aluminum nameplates are available for use with SCHMIDT model 4 manual presses, our Styliner pin markers and our Geo MARK laser systems.

Note: Minimum quantity purchase is 250 nameplates per size. Price reductions are available for larger quantities. First run set-up charges apply to new orders. Average lead time for custom screened plates is three (3) weeks. *Other one solid colors may be available, ask at time of quote.

.032 Aluminum Screened: 1 color, clear anodized, square corners
Tag Size: 3" x 4" 2"x 4" 2" x 3" 1" x 3" 1"x 2"
# of Holes None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1 or 2 None, 1 or 2
Size of Holes 1/4" (1 or 2) 1/8" (4) 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", or 1/4" 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", or 1/4" 5/32"

5/32"

Quantity of Tags 250, 500, 750 or more
Available Colors* Black, Red, Blue - call for other options

 

.018 Stainless Steel Screened: 1 color, satin finish, square corners
Tag Size: 3" x 4" 2"x 4" 2" x 3" 1" x 3" 1"x 2"
# of Holes None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1, 2 or 4 None, 1 or 2 None, 1 or 2
Size of Holes 1/4" (1 or 2) 1/8" (4) 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", or 1/4" 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", or 1/4" 5/32"

5/32"

Quantity of Tags 250, 500, 750 or more
Available Colors* Black, Red, Blue - call for other options