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RIBtype Custom Type

RIBtype Custom Type

One of the greatest things about RIBtype is its versatility: most anything can be made into RIBtype and can be changed as needed. Fonts with individual characters can be used to create messages character by character. If some of your text is permanent and only some needs to be interchangeable, logos and mats can help make your marking more efficient and result in superior impressions.

Custom fonts, sorts, logos, mats and more can be made to suit your needs. From part and model numbers to company art to custom fonts in different type styles and/or sizes, we can help you create the impressions you are looking for.

A sort is a single letter, number or keyboard symbol to create words, codes, dates, and messages. The number "2" and the letter "A" are samples of sorts.

A logo is a single line of text on one piece of rubber, such as "JAN", "SELL BY" or "12657PJP231".

A mat is a single piece of rubber with either multiple lines of text on it, symbols, artwork, a combination of text and art, or even solid printing lines, dots, or other shapes. Mats are the best choice when blocks of information do not change.

Mats with Cutouts / Notches
Mats with cutouts and/or notches work very well when a part of your impression is permanent and only a portion needs to be interchangeable. A notch or cutout exposes the ribs for holding the changeable text.

Mirror Image Type is primarily used in offset equipment when type does not print directly on the object or when printing on the inside of clear packaging. The imprint is a "mirror" image of normal text.

Sometimes referred to as "reverse tie knot", the ribs on the back of the vertical-rib type run at right angles (top to bottom) to the text on the face of the type. Unless vertical-rib is requested, all RIBtype is made with horizontal ribs, running in the same direction as text on the face of the type.

Deep Relief
Deep relief type is deeper from the face to the base of the character. It is often used to prevent the background from printing on uneven surfaces and because ink builds up less rapidly inside the characters. Sometimes it is also used for embossing impressions into material such as clay. 

Custom Fonts
Most type styles can be made into RIBtype with the exception of script fonts. Custom type styles, sizes, and/or font contents can be made to your specific needs. Discounted pricing when ordering in quantity.

RIBtype Specs

RIBtype® rubber type is made of premium quality rubber or synthetic materials according to your requirements. Type is manufactured to a thickness of .210", +/- .003", the most exacting tolerances in the industry...guaranteed. This ensures uniform type thicknesses for the best impressions. The alignment of our type meets the same exacting tolerances. The "ribs" on RIBtype are symmetrical and perfectly match to the ribs on RIBtype® base sheets. This precision fit helps ensure that type seats uniformly and stays in place during printing. RIBtype is proudly made in the USA.


RIBtype Standard Specifications
Unless otherwise specified, all RIBtype fonts, sorts, logos, and mats are made with U.S. Standard specifications as shown below.

Deep Relief type is thicker overall, and the characters are deeper from the face to the base of the character. It is sometimes used to prevent the background from printing on uneven surfaces and because ink builds up less rapidly inside the characters.


Quality Guarantee
RIBtype ribbed rubber type is precision manufactured to a nominal thickness of .210" (+/- .003"). We guarantee it! We also guarantee the alignment of our type will meet the same exacting tolerances. For best results, replace worn type or other brands whose thickness and tolerance may vary. For best holding power and a perfect fit, use precision molded RIBtype® rib-base sheets.

Any questions call 714-979-1405 or email us at Sales@HittMarking.com