This item is out of stock  INFORMATION:  IMPRESSION PLATE

Use your hydraulic press or rolling mill to emboss detailed patterns or designs into your metal using Impression Plates.

Our Impression Plates will produce a detailed, low-relief pattern on metal up to 16-ga. thick or as fine as 26-ga. (note that these are guidelines for what is possible with our impression plates; let your experience be your best guide).

Our Impression Plates are a spin-off of our pancake dies and, to me, the next logical evolution in the product line. Our Impression Plates are a cross between large textured plates and textured paper. Our Impression Plates are made to be used with a hydraulic press or a rolling mill. They are easy to use and an affordable addition to your collection of tools that allow you to give more attention to detail on your projects. 

Many of the impression plate designs will work in conjunction with our pancake dies that are available on, or you can use them to create your own unique creation.

Important: Our Impression Plates are made to be used with a hydraulic press or a rolling mill, if used with a hydraulic press you will need our rubber sheet to get a nice impression.  When using the impression plates in a rolling mill, with time the plates will become curved and distorted. You will get roughly 20~30 uses maybe more depending on how rough you are with the impression plates. Once a plate is used in your rolling mill, it can be flattened back out by putting it in your hydraulic press and pressing flat.

If you are using the Impression plates in your rolling mill or your hydraulic press, annealing your thicker metal before rolling or pressing will help to achieve cleaner, crisper detail and less stress on your plate but your plates will eventually become curved and distorted when using a mill.

Thicker materials usually produce a more pronounced impression. There is more material to push into the impression plate.

Thinner materials usually produce a less pronounced impression. There is less material to push into the impression plate.

For best results anneal your thick metal. Make certain that you rinse and dry your metal thoroughly, water will rust your plates and your rollers, pickle will eat away at the steel quickly.