Friday, November 9, 2012

Hi everyone! Quite a bit has happened since my last post. We currently have three Pick Punch shapes in stock and two more coming mid December 2012. Currently I have the Standard 351, the Jazz shape, and a small version of the 346 rounded triangle called the "baby 346". In December I will also have the large "Dorito Chip 355", and rounded 346 in regular size. These punches are quite a bit larger than the original Pick Punch. This was necessary due to the large size of the 355 and 346 picks. Below is a picture of the different shapes. The names above the picks are the common names used in the industry.
We have also expanded into stamping supplies like stazon inks and other stamping products. Recently we added a line of guitar pick cases, ornaments, stands, etc to display or store your guitar pick collection. New guitar pick sheeting has been added and we now carry acetal delrin in .50, .65, .80, and 1.00mm. Two thicknesses of clear polycarbonate are available and also Ultem has been added. Below is a picture of some of the special inks we sell specially made for plastic stamping.
Below is some of the new 1.00mm blue acetal we now carry.
Below is a display case for a guitar pick. We now carry all kinds of displays, albums, cases, and ornaments for putting your guitar picks in after you make them.
We have also added two Pick Punch kits to the Pick Punch store that will make it much easier to proceed to Checkout. Below is the "Pick Punch Kit" which has one punch and a good sampling of everything we carry for making guitar picks.
Below is the "Pick Punch Kit Everything but the kitchen sink" which has three different punches and a much larger sampling of everything we carry for making guitar picks.

Sunday, April 10, 2011



Our new Red Delrin sheeting has just arrived.



Hello everyone. The new Jazz style pick punch has just arrived. This item is now available on our website at

This Jazz style punch produces smaller more pointed picks for more precise control.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Ultem materials will be here soon

Hello everyone. Even though ultem plastic is probably one of the most expensive plastics ever invented it is great for little guitar picks. The stuff is super strong, resists scratches like no other, and is not affected by extreme temperatures. Many companies make picks from this stuff because it doesn't wear.

We will have this material around April 1st of 2011 on our site. It will be a bit expensive but worth it.

Here is a picture of our new Ultem materials to be online soon. The left pick is a sanded sheet of .55mm ultem. The middle is one of our popular cartoon embedded picks right at 1.10mm thick and the right is an unfinished rough punched ultem pick before sanding.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Image embedded guitar picks

Hi everyone. Here is a quick video explaining how to make image embedded guitar picks. There are other videos and pictures showing these great picks close up below as well.

Take Care!


Friday, December 31, 2010

Hi everyone Happy New Year! 2011 here we come!

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New Pick Punch Designs coming soon

We are very happy to announce our new pick punch designs coming soon. First to come in April 2011 is the new Pick Punch JAZZ. This is a punch that produces picks in the very popular JAZZ shape. Here is a picture of our prototype. We have other shapes coming soon!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays Everyone From Von at Pick Punch

this might not be a holiday song here but come on its eddie performing one of the most memorable solos of all time!

Let music fill the air!
Let joy be everywhere!
Happy Holidays!

From Von at Pick Punch

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pick Punches in Stock and ready for immediate shipping

Hi everyone we have our punches in stock now and can process your order usually in about a day now because we finally caught up! It took a week of 20 hour days here but finally we are there.

We ship USPS priority mail and it only takes 2-3 days to get anywhere in the USA. International orders are quick as well to get to other countries but your customs may slow down the order significantly in some cases. Please keep this in mind if you are shipping to some place outside of the USA.

Take care everyone and Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 6, 2010


Hello everyone. Just updating you so you know when to expect your punch to be shipped. If your order said December 11th on it then the punch should be shipped that date. If it stated 13th then it should ship that date. If it stated the 16th then it should ship around that date. I hope this is clear. We are having to change the item title and description due to the time it will take us to catch up to your order. The sooner you order the sooner we can get it out etc.
Thanks everyone.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pick Punch Review on CNET

Pick Punch Review on CNET.

Thanks Katie Linendoll and everyone at

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Hello everyone. We are happy to report that Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 and his co-host Amy Schumer covered our Pick Punch on the show "A Different Spin" on Fuse TV during their top gifts for the season segment. I will try to get a copy of the segment and post it here and on youtube.

Pick Punch Update

Sorry everyone it took so long to post this update. We are still on schedule to start shipping around the 11th. It should only take a few days to catch up all the orders so we are still on schedule to have the punches to you by Christmas. Keep in mind international orders will be very close if you are ordering for Christmas depending on where you are located and how fast your customs processes orders. We have found Canada and Peru is currently running slow. If you have any questions email me at

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pick Punch Voucher/Backorder Status

Hello everyone!

I will be updating our BACKORDER/VOUCHER status here. Currently at 12:30pm Eastern Standard Time November 18th 2010, we are expecting our punches to be completed around December 11th. It might be a couple days earlier but possibly a couple days later as well. I can't guarantee anything until I have them in my hands. We will begin shipping punches immediately after they arrive IN THE ORDER THEY WERE PURCHASED. All backorder/voucher purchases will be filled first in the order we have received them. If you are waiting I would reconsider possibly ordering now and getting higher on our shipping list. It will take a couple days to get everything caught up in our shipping department so if you wait your order ship time will be pushed back some as well.


Thanks everyone for your understanding.
Owner/Inventor Pick Punch

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hello Again From Pick Punch

Wow what a first year. Thank you everyone for a great first year. We have received great feedback from our customers and things are progressing very well here at Pick Punch. If you have any questions regarding your order email me at and I will take care of it personally. Thanks everyone!

Sunday, December 13, 2009




Thursday, November 5, 2009

Recent materials we have added to our website

The following pictures show materials that we sell on our website. Nylon picks produce a great mellow warm sound good for easy strumming or softer picking styles. Acetal is a more versatile material with a brighter sound and will work great with both strumming and picking styles. Polycarbonate material has a very bright tone and is stiffer for very fast picking styles. All these materials can be used for pretty much all styles of playing such as polycarbonate can be used for strumming but you have to vary your technique slightly and nylon can be used for picking styles but the softer material produces a little bit less precision when alternate picking scales and stuff. So keep that in mind that you can pretty much use any material for any style of picking to a certain level of satisfaction. They all have their advantages and disadvantages with different levels of (tone, flexibility, precision, and durability)

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Custom made stamps tested

Next three pictures show what kind of results you can get with custom made stamps printed using StazOn inks. I paid $4.50 for each of the stamps we used and shipping was free. For our first attempt at this I belive it worked out very well. I would suggest that you look closely at these examples so when you have your own stamps made you will make better choices as far as the image. I think simple logos and designs work better. Stay away from straight horizontal and vertical lines so improperly placed images will not appear crooked. The images stay very well even when played. I belive they stick better than most of the store bought picks I have purchases.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

More Picks We have made Recently

See our how to section on our website at for more information on these.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

A collection of pictures from Pick Punch

A video we just published on Youtube.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More guitar picks from Pick Punch

See a complete description of these in our HOW TO section on our website.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Pick Punch and StazOn stamp printing

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Here are some stamped picks I made. I have played with these and show no wear after a few days playing. The one pick on the right was not stampled completely due to the rounded edges on the 2.0mm thick pick. I used StazOn stamping ink designed for plastics and a regular stamp. I really like these picks. The only surface prep I did was a quick light sanding with super fine sandpaper just in case but not sure if it is even necessary with this ink.

I added a second color to one of the picks and it worked out nicely. I guess I could have spent a little more time on this looking close up at it..LOL
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ed Hardy Tattoos and Pick Punch Get Together

Here are some Ed Hardy picks we made. Christian Audigier makes some really cool stuff. These images are embedded inside the guitar pick. We made these from skin tattoos. There are so many examples of tattoos out there and the temporary tattoo market seems to always stay on the latest trends with graphics.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

short backorder delay possible

Hello everyone,
Both our normal website and our ebay may experience a backorder situation soon. Our shipment is arriving here in Indianapolis on October 6th. If you order near the end of this month there might be a week or so before we can ship it out to you. Sorry for the growing pains.
Owner Pick Punch

Our Pick Punch Thick Picks

Here is our solution to the new trend of fat guitar picks (like v-picks and gypsyjazz picks): It is 4.8mm thick and although it took a while to sand, it was well worth the effort. I love this thing. It was made from 6x0.80mm (1/32")picks. The thinner pick in the picture is a fender medium.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Check these out!

Here are some picks that I made. These are probably my favorite of all my picks including all my store purchased ones. I have pretty much every pick ever made now.

ZOOM IN AND CHECK THESE OUT! Note that the comic is INSIDE and not on the surface. My son drew the skull one on a piece of paper and the rest came from the paper comics. Check out our website HOW-TO section for more information. There is a link on the page or go to

Here is the back of the picks:

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More picks we made

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HERE IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT SOME AIRBRUSHING AND SPRAY PAINT: I know these look pretty crappy but the logistics are there. The paint I am using is ACRYL from pactra primer similar to the stuff they prime die-cast cars. I bought a $19.95 Testors kit at a hobby shop with compressed can air. It works pretty well and came with 6 colors of acrylic paint. The paints that it came with also worked well as far as durability. I also used to Krylon Fusion for plastics in a spray can and it sticks very well. I used some small templates both store bought and some quickly cut out ones from an exacto knife. I lightly sanded these just in case but not sure if it is necessary either. I have yet to test some of the other emulsions that were suggested by someone because this stuff worked good enough where I didn't think it was necessary. I will replace this picture later when I have more time and get some advice. This was my first time ever using an airbrush as you can tell in the image. I AM GOING TO HIT THE AIRBRUSHING FORUMS AND SEE IF THEY CAN HELP ME KICK THIS UP A FEW NOTHCES FOR US NOVICES. I admit they look pretty sad.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

I made some more comic picks.

Here are some picks that I made. These are probably my favorite of all my picks including all my store purchased ones. I have pretty much every pick ever made now.

ZOOM IN AND CHECK THESE OUT! Note that the comic is INSIDE and not on the surface. My son drew the skull one on a piece of paper and the rest came from the paper comics. Check out our website HOW-TO section for more information. There is a link on the page or go to

Here is the back of the picks:

CLICK TO ZOOM (note that the image is INSIDE the pick and not on surface)

Two 1/32" polycarbonates, 1 toon, and some superglue


Here are two excellent examples of homemade picks. This was made from two 1/32" (0.8mm) polycarbonate picks punched from sheet, the funnies, some super glue and a few different types of sand paper.

Another video for everyone.