Steel marking punches are used for creating permanent marks in metal parts for trace-ability. We can engrave onto your own material or produce parts in our in-house tool room to your specification and choice of material.

With the latest technology we can engrave markings to a constant standard and on any 3 dimensional surface.

Howard Bros. can also produce marking rolls using our 4 axis capability.

  • Import vector files ­.dxf .dwg .ai .eps .plt .pdf .ps
  • Import bitmaps - .jpeg .pcx .bmp .tiff .psd
  • Heat treatment of steels
  • Extensive library of standard fonts
  • Raised/sunk indent intaglio
  • Reverse / forward
  • Press punches
  • Hand stamps
  • Flymark
  • Coining dies

For the best quality and advice on your steel marking punches and tool requirments call Howard Brothers on Tel: +44 (0) 121 554 6318


Howard Bros (Engravers) Ltd started in 1948, in the centre of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, and is still there supplying embossing tools and marking punches to the Jewellery trades along with a well established client base covering the UK and Europe. We were the first engraving company to buy a high precision Kuhlman engraving machine in the UK back in the early 1990’s and now have 8 CNC machines.

The embossing tools can be machined to suit various trades/sectors of manufacturing i.e. Harris Brush Ferrules, jewellery, metal boxes, greeting cards. The company initially worked with customers in and around Birmingham because of the widespread customer base Birmingham had. But over time with the investment in CNC machines and specific programmes for engravers, like Artcam and Cimigrafi our customer base now extends to all of the UK and Europe.

We have taken the old engravers art and profession and transferred this into the digital age so that we as engravers can cope with highly detailed and precise work.

The Company also produces marking punches, hand punches, marking rolls and hot foil blocking dies to customer specifications, using all types of mater ial such as steel, brass and aluminium used by the engravers profession

We also have a Renishaw Cyclone scanner, which enables us to capture the 3d surface of plastic moulding tools and die-casting tools if the cad information is not available. We can then machine engrave electrodes with logos and lettering to spark erode the die-casting or plastic moulding tools.

Alternatively the die-casting and plastic moulding tools can be engraved directly by our precise CNC engraving machines which includes a rotating engraving attachment so we can supply your requirement on time.

We can produce marking punches, embossing tools in a wide range of tool steels to suit material being machined.

Howard Brothers are pleased to offer Gold members of The Guild of Jewellery Designers a 10% discount on our products. Please state your membership number when contacting us.

Contact Us

Howard Bros (Engravers) Limited
89-91 Barr Street, Hockley, Birmingham B19 3DE.
Tel: +44 (0) 121 554 6318
Fax: +44 (0) 121 507 0601
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