Our 3 Gauge (6.35mm) Magnesium Plates are the thickest plates that we make. With its deep 4mm relief, it offers a clean, crisp print. Because of this thickness and relief, these plates are the ideal option for your pallet stamps. Most of our customers that are stamping onto wooden pallets are putting IPPC stamps and ISPM 15 stamps onto them, along with other custom artwork. This is due to the fact that all wooden pallets must follow the ISPM 15 regulations. However, many wonder what these regulations are and why they are so important.
ISPM 15 and IPPC pallet stamps
ISPM 15 stands for “International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures no. 15”. These regulations were put in place to protect the environment from diseases and pests which these pallets can help spread if not dealt with properly. Consequently, it ensures that all wooden pallets have gone through the processes of Heat Treatments, Kiln Drying, and Methyl bromide fumigation which kills any diseases or pests. The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control community are the ones who put these regulations in place. Therefore, these Pallet Stamps are often called IPPC stamps. The stamp on the wooden pallets shows that these wooden pallets follow all the ISPM 15 regulations.
The ISPM 15 stamp usually consists of:
- The IPPC logo
- The Country Code
- A Unique Registration Number
- The Treatment Code
- The Forestry Commission Logo (optional if printing space is limited)
Here is an example of an IPPC stamp that we made into a plate for one of our customers recently. If you would like to learn more about the ISPM 15 regulations, click here to read a guide which goes through them in more detail.
Though many of our customers enjoy using these plates for ISPM 15 stamps, we can make Pallet Stamps for any kind of print that you require. Click here to order your custom 3 Gauge Magnesium Pallet Stamps today. If you would like to have a look at Flexo Stamps, click here. If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in contact with us using any of the methods on our Contact Us page.