Metal Stamping Tools Hot Air Balloon Metal Design Stamp, 9mm - Beaducation Original
Metal Stamping Tools Hot Air Balloon Metal Design Stamp, 9mm - Beaducation Original
Metal Stamping Tools Hot Air Balloon Metal Design Stamp, 9mm - Beaducation Original
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Hot Air Balloon Metal Design Stamp, 9mm - Beaducation Original

  • Design measures: 7mm wide by 9mm high.
  • Made from 1/2" square heat-treated tool steel.
  • Arrive coated in oil to prevent rusting. 
  • Wipe oil away with paper towel. Do not use water.
- BIG NEWS, This Stamp Is Rated for Stainless -
  • Rated to use on all soft metals and stainless steel (if you are a newbie, "rated" means it's specifically rated yes/good/go for it).
  • Knives are hardened steel and none of our stamps should be used on knife blades.
  • Just because a stamp "can" stamp in stainless, doesn't mean it will be easy. We do not recommend this metal for beginners. Stainless steel is very difficult to stamp on because it is such a hard metal. The larger and/or more intricate the design, the harder it will be to impress into stainless. Tape your blank to your bench block and consider using a 2 lb hammer.
  • We highly recommend buying a few stainless steel blanks to use as practice pieces.

WAIT, WHAT? Haven't you always said to not use these stamps on stainless?

The short answer - Yes, you are correct. Our rule has been to keep our stamps off of all stainless but we have now realized that is too general. Not all stainless is created equal and with the now widely available jewelry-grade stainless blanks (most often grade 304, 316 or 430), we have discovered that our stamps hold up great on non-hardened stainless (all the stainless blanks we sell).

The long answer - The rule to keep our stamps off stainless came from years ago when we really couldn't tell what kind of stainless people were stamping on but often it was non-jewelry items that were too hard and could damage the stamps. Now that we carry blanks made mostly for jewelry intention (and some pet tags) we decided to reevaluate and take a closer look and challenge our rule. After extensive research and testing of both our tools and stainless blanks (both in-house and sending them out to machine shops to be tested), the results are in....and we can say with total confidence that our stamps will hold up on non-hardened stainless. I (Lisa) have personally tested many of our Beaducation Original design stamps and letter sets and I've had a handful of customers test them as well (testing with 100+ impressions). We have found that they can impress into stainless steel quite well AND they hold up. For example, I stamped one of our script letters 700 times into a few of our stainless blanks (and on a spoon!). The stamp and its impression still look great. That being said, if you are wondering how long they will last if mainly being used in stainless, we really have no way of accurately answering that. There are so many factors involved (what exactly you are stamping, the amount of detail in the design, overall stamp size, what size hammer you use, etc.) but based on our testing, it will last a long time. :)

The Advantage Series and Stamp Yours stamps will last even longer. They are very sharp faced and made to endure high volume stamping in stainless (but again, don't stamp on hardened knife blades).

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Design Stamps are a bit tricky. I highly recommend you practice on some cheap metal before diving into your Sterling Silver or Gold Filled. Click here to purchase a piece of sheet to practice on.

For best results with Design Stamps, make sure there is NO padding under your Bench Block with the exception of a Sandbag, make sure you are working on a stable table, and use a hammer which weighs at least 16 ounces. We recommed a Brass Head Mallet. Feel free to hit the stamp more than once, but hold the stamp steady, making sure you don't shift at all between hits. The more confident you are with the hammer and the strength behind it, the better your impression will be.

Click the TILT & TAP STAMPING METHOD button above for more tips on working with our Design Stamps.

 

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Fabulous detailing.
When stamping with this one, because it is large, I use Lisa's tilt and tap method and it works like a dream!
03/12/2015
Ashley Merkle
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I've never had any issue stamping this hot air balloon. It is a great addition to my collection.
06/22/2015
Martina
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I absolutely love this stamp-frequently one of the main themes to my work. I also love that it's nice and large.
10/15/2016
10/15/2016-Kathih
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This is such a cute and whimsical stamp that is so easy to stamp! The lines are sharp and crisp, all the details clear. Love! (^v^)
07/08/2017
Whimsical!
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Such a fun stamp and it stamps really nice. The line are well defines.
07/27/2017
Belinda
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Great design and can be used in so many different ways!
07/31/2017
Betty Herloski
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This is, hands down, my all-time favorite stamp! It impresses easily even though it is detailed, and I love the way it looks with the Bird in Flight and the Cloud stamp (both Beaducation originals, as well)!
08/08/2017
R.K.
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This stamp is so much fun! It stamps very well, with great detail. It is one of my favorites.
10/30/2017
Rachel
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Cuts perfectly & I just love the detail...one of my faves, for sure!
11/03/2017
Suzanne
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Stamps great and is super cute!
12/16/2017
Jenny
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I've been waiting for this one to be in stock for aaages!! So happy with it!
02/21/2018
Jenn
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This is another great stamp from Beaducation. Very clear and crisp and easy to use. It very nice stamp.
06/19/2018
Maureen
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Great stamp but it took some practice to get the hang of it.
09/11/2018
Kerry
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Such a crisp, clear image! One of my favorites. :)
09/24/2018
Amy
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Perfect little stamp for outdoor scenes!
03/28/2019
KJo
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