Copper is a soft and malleable non ferrous metal. A freshly exposed surface has a warm-reddish-orange color but when exposed to high levels of moisture, it can create a verdiris or greenish patina effect. All of Stamping Out Loud’s metal blanks are deburred in our commercial vibratory tumblers to ensure the best quality blanks on the market. Come see for yourself why Stamping Out Loud stands above the competition.
Nickel Silver is also called German Silver, Argentan, New Silver, Nickel Brass, Albata, and Alpacca.
Nickel Silver is actually a copper alloy with nickel and sometimes zinc.
The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel, and 20% zinc.
Nickel silver is names for it’s silvery appearance, but it does not
contain any form of sterling silver. Nickel silver can be soldered, texturized,
riveted, stamped, and shined to a mirror finish.
Stamping Nickel Silver can be tricky if you are not using a hard surface. Most
jewelry stampers use a solid foundation such as a butcher block, a tree stump, or
a converted 6×6 wooden post. In addition, a steel bench block on top of your
pounding bench will ensure a even stamping surface.
about 67% copper, and 33% zinc. It has the look and feel of Gold but at a fraction of the cost. Brass, in our opinion is easy to stamp
and can be shined to a mirror finish on a buffing wheel. It can also be soldered, texturized, oxidized, patinaed, stamped, riveted,
bent, cut, and given a brush finish. Brass will dull over time but it’s luster can be easily brought back by shining with a jeweler’s
polishing cloth or a variety of brass cleaners found in various retail outlets.