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Details about  C400 Addressograph Dog Tag Machine Metal Plate Embosser

C400 Addressograph Dog Tag Machine Metal Plate Embosser See original listing
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Jul 21, 2011 09:44:58 PDT
US $3,500.00
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La Rue, Ohio, United States


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Matica Systems C400

Metal Plate Embosser / Dog Tag Machine

Made by Matica System in Italy in 2002 the C400 has been the industry standard for metal plate embossing.

More iformation: http://www.dkcassociates.ca/documents/matica%20c360-c400-c450.pdf

This machine is used by many in industry to make Identification or Serial number plates, it is not only for dog tags.

This machine is being sold as-is.  Please look at the pictures carefully some paint is scratched.  Plexiglass needs riveted in three spots. In pretty good shape, heavy duty, emphasis on the heavy.

I have brought the machine home and it works.  I have turned in on and off about 12 times now, one of the twelve times there was a clicking noise and it said drum error.  When it first starts up it says pc setup (I assume the machine is able to be hooked up to a computer) and then I hit the online button and then start and it gives me five lines to type in (these instructions were taped to the machine).  I enter information with an old 5-pin keyboard I am glad my church did not throw away.  There was a red dog tag taped on the machine as an example of how to spell deficient right for medical allergy information.  The machine says medical format.  I think the default is set to that.  I do not know if it can be changed or needs to be changed.  I went to the third line and put a 3 after the word allergy and it embossed it a little low but it picked it up the tag from where the stack would be pulled it to the embossing head, embossed the 3 and spit it out the left side.  I have posted better pictures and video.  No need for software maticard has a demo that is full version just doesn't allow projects to be save that can be downloaded.  The machine shows all 5 lines and 15 characters on each line on the green and black screen.  The government paid $11,500.

It has been used by the government since 2002.

I went to a surplus store and bought some blank rolled over edge dog tags.  These tags were a little smaller than the red medical tag that was taped to the machine.  The adjustments to shrink the stacking area are simple but I think the difference in width and other internal settings wouldn't allow the machine to grab it from the stack.  Unless you know about these machines or are willing to put some time into the machine learning how to program it or find software, I would not seriously consider this machine.  It is not a simple machine.  I posted a picture of the tag that I stamped the 3 and the word ebay from the video.  I also tried to stamp some letters in the blank area on the far right to answer a question for an interested person.  A couple of the letters appear dropped.  Someone said I shouldn't put used tags in the machine, I do not know if it is wore out or if that is what happens when you've inserted a used tag.  The A is not dropped on ebay but it did on plAst.  I don't know; I wish I knew more about this machine.  I bet one of the watchers watching this listing knows. 

I am linking to a pdf that had some information. 




If I hit F1 it allows me to change from the medical format to another.  Format 1 in not labled but it looked like a lot of characters


Video of it being used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UucUkFsqgn4

Please email me with any question.  I like to use Pakmail in Kenton, Ohio.  I will ship it freight through their services.

The freight quote should be close enough, If you are in Central Ohio and would like to pick it up, that is great, please let me know.

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