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All stamping applications require a Make-ready. Make-ready materials are used to equalize the pressure and accomodate for irregularities in the job.

The H+M product range of Make-ready materials is carefully selected by our specialists. Using those items for your foil stamping or embossing project offers a number of advantages such as:

  • Decreasing set up time
  • Consistent quality and optimum performance
  • Increased lifetime of the stamping die

We are happy to advise, which Make-ready materials are most suitable to help realising your specific stamping job efficiently and time-saving.

Download List Make-Ready Materials

PHENOLIC BOARD

Extremely hard material with an even surface. Mounted on counter pressure plate. Ideal for achieving high quality in stamping jobs. Does not build up static charges. Reusable. Recommended for vertical stamping presses.
Available sizes:
0,5 x 297 x 420 mm
0,5 x 700 x 1000 mm
0,3 x 297 x 420 mm
1,0 x 700 x 1000 mm

SUSTAMID

Elastic, slightly transparent, „problem solver“ for easy jobs. Mounted on counter pressure plate. Especially suited for large areas in vertical stamping process. Use on cylinder or vertical stamping presses.
Available sizes:
0,5 x 297 x 420 mm
0,5 x 500 x 700 mm
0,8 x 500 x 700 mm

PARTICLE RESIN BOARD

All purpose Make-ready material commonly used for cylinder presses. Good for short to medium runs.
Available sizes:
0,3 x 700 x 1000 mm
0,3 x 800 x 1200 mm
0,5 x 700 x 1000 mm
0,8 x 700 x 1000 mm
0,5 x 800 x 1200 mm
1,0 x 700 x 1000 mm

EPOXY GLASS BOARD

Solid, semi-transparent material with a slight structure. It is heat-resistant and can handle intense pressure. Recommended for relief stamping, can also be used in flat stamping. The material is very durable (designed for long running jobs, reusable).
Available sizes:
0,2 x 685 x 1020 mm
0,3 x 685 x 1020 mm 
0,5 x 685 x 1020 mm
0,8 x 685 x 1020 mm
1,0 x 685 x 1020 mm

MAKE-READY SHEET

Compensates pressure differences for larger areas on clyinder and vertical stamping presses. Always use in combination with a board.
Available sizes:
0,075 x 1030 x 735 mm (light blue)
0,15 x 1030 x 735 mm (brown)
0,2 x 1030 x 735 mm (green)

TISSUE PAPER

Compensates very small pressure differences - selectively or for larger areas. Always used in combination with other Make-ready material.
Available size:
25 g/m², 750 x 1000 mm

PATCHING TAPE

Commonly used spot make-ready material for hot foil stamping and embossing / debossing.
Available sizes:
0,03 x 6 mm x 35 m (blue)
0,05 x 30 mm x 25 m (red)
0,08 x 30 mm x 18 m (yellow)

POLYESTERFOIL MATT

Recommended for embossing and debossing jobs. Used to cover the counter die, prevents sheets from sticking to the die. Protection against premature wear.
23 µm, 315 mm x 61 m (matt)
23 µm, 630 mm x 61 m (matt)
36 µm, 315 mm x 61 m (transparent)

POLYFOL

Make ready material especially suited for cylinder stamping machines
Available size:
180 µm, 1060 mm x 50 m (transparent)

RUBBER BLANKET

Mounted on the counter pressure plate. Levels out tolerances and reduces outgassing. Suitable for embossing textures.
Available sizes:
0,65 x 297 x 420 mm (black)
0,65 x 1060 mm, running meter (black)

RUBBER BLANKET

Mounted on the counter pressure plate. Used to level out tolerances resulting from the stamping machine. Very durable material with slight structure. Recommended for small, fine designs.
Available size:
0,30 x 1550 mm, runnin meter (yellow)

RUBBER BLANKET

Mainly used to protect counter dies, gives better result with fine reliefs, can be used between two sustamid boards to get an elastic sandwich make-ready, can also be used under a steel plate or on top of a make-ready.
Available size:
0,3 x 1200 mm, running meter (black)

DIE MOUNTING TAPE

Double sided adhesive tape, activated by heat and pressure. Used to securely mount dies to the chase.
Available sizes:
0,12 x 25 mm x 55 m
0,12 x 50 mm x 55 m

COUNTER DIE TAPE

Double sided ahesive tape to mount counter dies. Maximum adhesiveness, ideal for long running jobs.
Available size:
0,113 x 300 mm, 33 m

COUNTER DIE TAPE

Double sided adhesive tape to mount counter dies. Ideal for mid-sized jobs. Can be removed easily without residues or the use of chemicals. Can also be used to fix other Make-ready material..
available sizes:
0,10 x 310 mm, 4,5 m
0,10 x 310 mm, 25 m

COUNTER DIE TAPE (4980 TESA)

Double sided ahesive tape to mount counter dies. Maximum adhesiveness and max. heat resistance. Ideal for long running jobs.
Available sizes:
0,08 x 300 mm, 100 m
0,08 x 50 mm, 100 m

TESA

Special tape to test the adhesion of the foil on the final stamping result
Available size:
0,02 x 19 mm x 66 m

SANDING BLOCK

A soft rubber bonded abrasive block, suited for cleaning larger areas on flat stamping dies from residue such as foil, pigment or paper of the printed sheets.
80 x 50 x 20 mm

COPPER BRUSH

Ideally suited for brass or steel dies to remove dust, particles, and foil residue.
Available sizes:
150 x 50 mm
70 x 40 mm (soft)
100 x 50 mm (soft)

POLISHING PASTE

Cleaning and polishing of brass dies.
125ml

SURFACE TEMPERATURE GAUGE

Heat transfer is crucial for an optimal stamping result. With this tool you can make sure you are working at the appropriate setting.