In a hot stamping machine, a die is mounted and heated, with the product to be stamped placed beneath it. A metallized or painted roll-leaf carrier is inserted between the two, and the die presses down through it. The dry paint or foil used is impressed into the surface of the product. The dye-stamping process itself is non-polluting because the materials involved are dry. (Sourced from Wikipedia see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_stamping)
Ted Alden has produced Hot Stamping products for some of the largest corporations and organizations in the United States. His methods are much more than just using a machine and pressing “START.” Ted’s superior knowledge of the Hot Stamping process and which materials are compatible with one another offer a level of quality that no other Engraving Specialists can match.