Getting Creative with Bolsons Brands


Unique and distinctive marking on wood, leather and more.

Tools for creative branding are designed and made to meet the demand from leather crafters, carpenters, furniture makers & musical instrument makers, for a traditional method of marking their products. When it comes to putting your ‘signature’ on something you’ve hand-crafted, it’s worth going the extra mile. We find Bolsons Electric Branding Irons are a fun and unique way to brand, well… your brand! The simple and fast process leaves a bold, permanent mark on all sorts of material – wood, leather, cork and more. For some applications you may need a temperature control unit to  get the best result. We also make a drill press adaptor for small brands. This allows you fit the brand into the chuck of your drill press to control the pressure and time the brand density.

A visually striking brand is like a seal of approval – it helps your customers build confidence in who you are and the quality you provide. It also helps protect against fraud – why should your customers accept cheap substitutes, after all.

Small (100w) electric branding iron

How does it work?

An Electric Branding Iron is similar to a soldering iron. The end is fixed with a bespoke mark, which we can build from your design or make to your specification. Once the branding iron is heated, it will leave a clear, permanent mark on all sorts of surfaces. For creative work, we sell electric branding irons of all sizes – from the small and delicate to something big, bold and showy. The Electric Branding Iron is perfect, for carpenters., wood turners, picture frame makers, leather craftsmen.

Branding onto wooden products


Branding onto leather products

Branded leather

How to Brand Your Products

How-to video – coming soon!

For most of our creative projects, a small to medium-size branding iron is best. Get a few of the objects to be branded ready before you start, as well as a test surface to practice marking.

When you’re ready, turn the electric brand on – it’ll take about 10 minutes to heat up entirely. Use your test surface to ensure the brand is hot enough. Align the iron squarely with the surface, then firmly press it in. Depending on the surface, you’ll need to keep it there for a few seconds, then pull it away. If it’s all worked as intended, you’ll find a simple, indelible mark on the surface and you’re ready to keep branding. If it’s not quite how you expected, go back to your test material and practice making marks until you’re confident.

What Should I Use My Branding Iron On?

Bolsons has been in the mark-making business for over a century – be it electric brands, embossing, rubber stamps, or laser engraving. Contact us to discuss your specific needs. We’ll work out which setup is right for you. We keep a good stock of spare heater units and elements for our ALK range of branding irons.

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