Materials of different shapes, whether round or flat, can be marked with a special embossing device. The following marking systems are to be distinguished: needle embossers and scratch embossers. With the needle embosser, the material is marked with a carbide tip oscillating by compressed air, which is moved in the X and Y direction during its up and down movements. In the case of the scribe embossing machine, the marking process can be compared to the natural writing process. Any characters, numbers, logos and codes (2D DataMatrix, barcodes, QR codes, …) can be embossed or scribed.
Both systems are available as hand-held, tabletop, built-in and combination systems.