Scribe Marking

Scribe marking machines and sample marks

IMIS60 Scribe Marking Machined Aluminum

Columbia Marking Tools IM-IS60 Scribe marking machined aluminum. Marking a 6 digit date code into machined aluminum.

RE: Test marking date/ shift code with a 2D Data Matrix.



Thank you for providing CMT the opportunity to show you the new Square-Dot technology. This technology was developed to save customers money and provide them with a viable alternative solution to the… Continue reading

IMIS60 Scribe Test Mark


Sample mark was done on CMT I-Mark IMI60


*Parts were provided with a sample of current mark.


Test mark to show the how CMT’s Scribe can make a reliable stress free mark



Test Mark

Marking:… Continue reading

Using the external Start button with I Mark


                This document outlines how to setup and use the I-Mark start button which is purchased separately from CMT. The start button will be used… Continue reading

Square Dot vs Dot Peen 2D code

Side by side test of the same part being marked two different ways.

Aluminum Part


(25) 1/8″ characters with corresponding 2D code

Method #1 Dot-Peen with IMID60 I-Mark Integrator Dot-Peen System

IMID60 2D Code

Method #2 Scribe with IMC150… Continue reading

Part Fixtures gone Wrong!

Thinking about making your fixture in house? A new customer recently called us in because they were breaking diamond scribe pins.  As you can see from the picture, this is not a good fixture design.  CMT can offer… Continue reading

SquareDot marking

SquareDot is one of the State of the art features of the I-Mark software exclusively offered by Columbia Marking Tools.


This features allows you to print a Data Matrix using high resolution squares instead of simple dots.


Squares… Continue reading

Downloading and Saving

Q: How do I download and save a new layout in my I-Mark program.



Now that you have taught your marking location, you can download your layout

and start marking.

Select your machine in the navigation now to… Continue reading

I-Mark Creating a new marking layout

Creating a New Layout



A marking layout is the data that the machine will print.


To do this we will need to select “Create layout form the home ribbon”


After selecting your “Create New Layout” tab… Continue reading

Using CAD images inside I-Mark software to aid in programming

Customers purchasing programmable dot peen marking stations often ask what can be done to make programming a marking layout easier.  The answer is simple, use the CAD data of the part as a background image in your marking layout.… Continue reading