Asset Brand Operating Instructions
Permanent Property Marking With The Asset Brand
These Branding irons are quite simple to operate BUT do require practice in order to produce brands with the best visual appearance on different plastic surfaces.
CAUTION: These tools get hot enough to burn skin and are designed to melt plastic. A built in regulator limits maximum temperature to approximately 400° F so that it will not ignite paper products, but it should never be left unattended when plugged in!
Preheating of tool:
It takes about 5 minutes to achieve the correct operating temperature and then it self regulates to hold this temperature.
Since this tool is designed specifically for branding various plastic materials it is difficult to practice on other materials. The most accessible object for practice that we have found is the UNDERSIDE of your computer keyboard! A relatively inexpensive piece of equipment and where your practice session will be hidden from view!
Branding Your Assets: TIPS
Make sure the area that you are branding is FLAT! You can prepare a number of items for branding by using tape to hold the transfer foil in place! When branding onto a vertical surface make sure the object is secure and will not move when you press and hold the die onto the transfer foil! You are going to be pressing quite firmly while the melting takes place. NB: It is easier to brand by pressing down than into the side of an asset!
CAUTION: DO NOT TRY BRANDING WITHOUT USING TRANSFER FOIL! The die will stick to the plastic and can be damaged or pulled off the branding tool.