LASER CUT 1 1/8'' x 2'' (29mm x 51mm) Dog Tag w/ Hole Stamping/Engraving Blank, 22g Stainless Steel.
Choice of Brushed or Shiny finish, with or without protective film (front side only.) Protective film (recommend for Shiny finish as even tiny scratches will be very noticeable) melts back from edge (particularly around holes) a bit leaving slight residue that comes off with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or polishing cloth and can be done when removing excess Sharpie used for highlighting impressions. Also, there can be a very slight burr on the back (more noticeable on blanks with protective film) which typically flicks off with a finger nail. If you give the back your blanks a brushed finish using a sanding sponge after personalizing to hide marks produced by stamping, the slight burr will be removed during that step. Finally, on some blanks there maybe a very small nub at the point where the cutting begins/ends. If desired you may remove it quickly using technique demonstrated in our video showing how to round over square corners.
Using our very shiny stainless steel blanks will allow you to offer your customers products that are beautiful & very affordable. For many years luxury watchmakers have appreciated that stainless steel is an excellent choice for producing quality jewelry. It is hypo allergenic, does not rust, change color or tarnish. And because it is so durable, items crafted with it can be treasured for a lifetime.
1. If you are using GOOD QUALITY SHARP STAMPS, you only have to hit them slightly harder than you do for stamping silver, copper or brass
2. Stainless steel is a very strong durable metal and does not easily bend, which are very desirable qualities. However punch hole pliers & screw down punches will not work. The heavy duty punches I have listed are modified so the hole can be set to 1/16'' from the blank edge (orig. only 1/4'' min.) & the pin opening is coated to prevent marring the blank. Hole punching is quick & easy in stainless steel and whatever other metal you're using.