Different metals (steel, non-ferrous metals, etc.) can be etched with the Signator. This way you get your logo/your lettering in reproducible quality on your blades.
A permanent and professional inscription must not only be superficial. A purely superficial, black lettering would rub off over time and use and thus disappear.
Therefore, the signator inscribes both deep and black. For an ideal and lasting result, we recommend the following procedure:
(i) Blade de-greased.
(ii) Fix the marking template at the desired position on the blade with insulating tape and cleanly mask the area all around with insulating tape.
(iii) Soak the felt on the marking stamp with electrolyte and briefly dab off the excess with a paper towel.
(iv) Clamp the blade with the alligator clip.
(v) Switch on Signator and select “Deep etch” setting.
(vi) Dab repeatedly (10-30 times, depending on the desired result) onto the marking template at short intervals (1-2 seconds). Note: Heat is generated during the etching process. If contact is too long, this can lead to damage to the marking template. The heat generated can partially vaporize the electrolyte. If necessary, soak the marking felt with electrolyte again (see (iii)).
(vii) Select setting "Dark etch".
(viii) Dab repeatedly (10-30 times, depending on the desired result) onto the marking template at short intervals (1-2 seconds) (see (vi) for instructions).
(ix) Remove template, wet blade and template with neutralyte (blue liquid) and clean.
(x) To remove any excess or washout of the logo, lightly sand the blade with fine sandpaper (1500 grit or higher) and hone.
Note: With Damascus steel, the best result is achieved by marking in acid before etching the blade. Again, sand between etching the damask with a high grit.