Frequently Asked Questions

Antiqued finishes

Textures and colors added to the sensory pallette

  1. What is the maximum size product that you can stamp?

Generally, we can handle parts requiring a max strip width of about 10” and up to .250” thick. Complex formed parts would require more study before we can assess our ability to handle. Please contact us for more information on your application.

  1. What is the maximum deboss depth or emboss height?

For best results we like to stay within a max of 25% of the thickness of the base metal for pre-anodized material. For post processed material, you may achieve higher limits based on the material and temper used.

  1. What is the suggested corner radius for formed parts?

IMP has found that having a minimum inside radius of 2x material thickness produces parts with very good visual properties when formed from pre-finished material.

  1. What is the difference between debossing, embossing and imprint stamping?

In general, debossing is the physical movement of material into the part through the use of a male and female die. This provides relief for metal flow and results in superior look for large section areas. Embossing is the opposite of debossing with the image coming out or up from the finished part. Imprint stamping is the art of depressing into the part without the use of a female die. Typically, small section size images (line art) are done this way.

  1. What materials can you stamp in your factory?

IMP has experience with forming carbon steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze and aluminum. We can also stamp plastics in our presses.

  1. What types of finishes are available for my parts?

We can finish your parts in nickel, 24 carat gold, zinc chromate, Kromalike (imitation chrome), anodized colors, paint and lacquer coatings, and highly decorative powder coated finishes.

  1. Do you offer assembly services for specialized components?

Yes, IMP can provide you with these services. Please contact for more information on how we can add value to your products.

  1. Can you match a color to a specific target?

Yes! We work with various manufacturers of finishing processes and have access to and use of technology that is commonly used for this purpose.