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18-Gauge Metal Stamping Blanks
18-gauge is typically a pretty thick gauge for metal stamping, but Soft Strike Alkeme metal stamping blanks by ImpressArt make 18-gauge blanks the DIY metal stamper's best friend! A great alternative to sterling silver, Alkeme blanks are made in the USA from a specially formulated, non-corrosive metal alloy that's lead free, nickel free, and cadmium free. The resulting thick yet soft metal allows even intricate and delicate stamping designs to make complete impressions and look great.
18-gauge copper is a little thick for stamping (not impossible, just not much fun), but it's excellent for etching with ferric chloride. You can even etch both sides without worrying about turning your piece into lace!