Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]
Who Needs Branding Irons?
Branding irons are used for marking livestock and objects with a symbol, logo, seal or other marks. Using these iron branders, cattle owners, producers, craftsmen, woodworkers, and artisans alike can create clear, highly visible, indelible marks for identification of ownership and advertising purposes.
What Types of Materials Can I Brand?
A wide range of materials can be branded using our hot branding irons, apart from wood. These include leather, plastic (e.g.- plastic crates, tires, traffic cones), suede, cardstock, canvas and food items among others.
Are Hot Stamp and Hot Branding Iron the Same Thing?
The terms ‘hot stamp’ and ‘hot branding iron’ may be sometimes used interchangeably by some people. However, they are not the same things. The process of hot stamping requires lower temperature and is applied using a hot stamping machine whereas a hot branding iron is heated to a much higher temperature and it doesn’t require an additional machine for marking. A hot branding iron consists of two parts – the branding iron and the die which contains engravings or signs. Plus, hot branding iron has wide applications across an array of industries.
Do You Produce Custom Branding Irons?
Yes, we do. In fact, producing branding irons customized exactly to your specific needs is our specialization.
Do You Make Branders for Marking Objects with Curved Surfaces?
Yes. Our concave and convex branding heads are crafted to precision and support clear and legible branded marks. We can produce branders of any size – small or large – to suit varying requirements.
Can You Create a Logo for Me?
If you need help designing a logo for your company, our graphics design team is at your service. All you need to do is share with us your idea or concept for the logo you are looking for. In case you already have a logo but want to refine or optimize it for a more appealing look, we’ll do that too.
I Already Have a Logo. What Format Should I Send it In?
It’s best if you send us your logo in vector format. If your logo isn’t available in that format, you can send it to us in any of these formats – .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp or .tif. Feel free to talk to us in this regard.
What Types of Branding Irons Do You Make?
Different branding irons come with different heating options. We manufacture fire-heated branding iron, electric branding iron, propane branding iron and freeze branding iron. Along with the hot branding iron, we also offer a temperature control unit for heating as per your need.
What Type of Branding Iron Should I Purchase?
This depends on the type of material you use and your specific requirements. If you are not sure what you need, get in touch with our skilled professionals for proper guidance and best recommendations.
How Soon Can I Learn Branding?
Using a hot branding iron is not rocket science. Anyone can start to use hot branding iron for creating identification marks on a variety of objects. All that is required is some basic knowledge about the tool and equipment, and a few days of practice. To become proficient, you should practice with scrap pieces of materials before you begin branding the actual items. Practice makes perfect.
Which Countries Do You Ship Your Products to?
Our branding irons are shipped to places all over the world. Restrictions apply on a couple of our products. To read more about shipping and return policies, you can visit this page on our website.
Can I Use a Design from Your Website for My Own Branding Iron?
If you’re referring to our gallery, then yes. However, if a featured logo is unique and original, created by or for another customer, you can’t use it. We’ll ask you to select another design for your branding iron.
I submitted a Quote Request almost a Week Back, But Have not Received Any Response Yet. What Should I Do?
If it’s been a couple of days since you filled out a quote request and you are still awaiting our reply, you should check your spam folder. Most probably, our response should be lying there. If it isn’t, you should give us a call at (800) 838-6217 between 8am and 4pm, PST, Monday-Friday. Alternatively, you can also shoot another email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Much Time will it Take to Receive My Order?
After you have placed an order, we’ll estimate shipping and delivery dates based on the type of ordered products and the shipping options you select. Usually, a custom order is ready for shipment in 8-10 days from the day of your approval for an order. For more information, please talk to our representatives.
I Have an Urgent Requirement for a Branding Iron. What are My Options?
Don’t forget to mention a deadline for your order to our representative. We offer Rush and Super Rush orders for expedited production. If your order is placed during the AM hours, PST and the products you order are already in the stock, it will be usually shipped the same day or the following business day.
Do You Have a Minimum Quantity for an Order?
Mostly, we don’t have a minimum per order. Feel free to get in touch with us to know more details about quantity discounts.
What are the Modes of Payment?
We accept payments through Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal and Wire Transfers. If you are a public agency or a government institution, you can also avail yourself of payment by check.
If you have a question or concern that this list of FAQ does not include, give us a quick call at (800) 838-6217 and we’ll answer.