Engraved Dies


Marks Pryor are master engravers of steel and offer a wide range of dies to suit most industrial applications and the many different materials that require marking, Features:

  • High precision, durable dies to provide clear marking on your product.
  • In house expertise and experience in inscription design, application engineering, and the selection and heat treatment of appropriate tool steels.
  • Marks Pryor guarantee all our customers commercial confidentiality to ensure that branding and product launch information remains secure.
  • Die design approval if required and 3D visualisation of complex marks capability.
  • Ongoing database maintenance and the retrieval of previous masters ordered.
  • Inscription sizes down to 0.25mm and low stress options available for critical component marking.
  • CAD/CAM and CNC capability.

Marks Pryor is the first choice within the tobacco industry for the supply of cigarette printing dies for the new generation high speed GD121 dies (pictured above) and Hauni Protos 2 machines, as well as older more established machine brands within the industry.

Marks Pryor has developed a worldwide reputation for dependability with the worlds leading cigarette manufacturers through a consistent emphasis on high product quality and technical expertise. Working to ISO 9001:2000 accredited standards our customers can be assured that all our products undergo stringent quality controls during manufacture- from raw material to finished products.

Cigarette Printing Dies

Roll marking is suitable for high output continuous processes by powered machines. Rolling an inscription into a component lessens the marking load because only a fraction of the inscription is in contact at any one time.

Many components can be marked without distortion by the rolling method which could not be marked successfully by pressing methods.


Roller dies

Both flat and rotary embossing/debossing dies can be provided for the marking of materials such as steel, brass, aluminium, plastic, paper and card. An essential part of any such die is the material has the ability to flow throughout the die evenly, without causing the material to shear or tear. Marks Pryor expertise means the ability to provide semi shear dies, that provide sharper and more defined edges to the material being marked, dispersing the material thinly without tearing.

Embossing dies provide a raised readable mark, whilst debossing dies mean a sunken relief can be achieved.

Embossing & Debossing Dies

The component is squeezed at high pressure between two female dies which forces the material to flow into the die cavity. This produces a raised relief on both sides of the component.

Suitable for the production of characters and designs on material such as brass, steel, copper or precious metals Coining requires a powered press to produce the relief, as considerable pressure is required.

Coining Dies

A flat or contoured die for use in a range of presses from the simple hand operated flypress through to hydraulic and pneumatic presses.

Typically utilised to indent fixed or variable information with lowstress options also available for stress critical components:

Typically used in the production of:

  • Corporate Branding
  • Decorative Designs.
  • Point of Origin.
  • Serial numbers/Batch Numbers.
  • Press Marking Dies
    Normal Hall Marking:
    Produces a raised description with a sunken field when applied to a work piece.

    Incisive Hall Marking:
    Produces a “V” groove impression in the material marked, but requires less pressure to apply the mark, thereby facilitating the marking of fragile or thin material that is not suitable for normal hallmarking

    Assay Punches & Sponsors Marks