Surfaces on Aluminum Design Blog

Consumers want to be treated like kings – let’s face it.  Our loyalty to brands and icons is generated by how they make us look and feel.  Every piece of plastic in our wallets has a story behind what it offers us and how it treats us.  Plastic?  Traditional card and secure card designers dress up ...
  Many of our patterns and finishes on aluminum are created with layers of decorative processes. A popular request is to make use of selective areas of mechanical finishes - stripes, spins, and brushes on the surface of the metal. The resulting decoration has movement and depth which can then be ...
Classic Cool Mood Board The Classic Cool Mood Board features familiar pattern structures utilizing the exceptional beauty of aluminum with calm and soothing results. A sophisticated style mixing traditional finishes with a modern twist incorporating cool color hues of blues and gun metals ...
The Inspiration Inspired by classic herringbone quilting technique, random straight lines intersected by diagonal lines create an irregular linear pattern. This material caught our eye for the depth and interesting way that varying width or planes of a line interact with each other. Check out how ...
Metallic inks are an attractive option for aluminum finish development. Available in a variety of colors with the ability to be integrated into backgrounds or graphics, they offer visual and tactile texture. Whether placed in contrast to brushed or bright aluminum or complimenting opaque and ...
Lines and the interaction of lines make up so many foundations for structures in every aspect of product design. You can find straight lines which are very orderly. You can find organic, wavy lines which are haphazard. You can also find intersecting lines which can be both orderly and haphazard.
Linear structures continue to be of interest across all industries for surface decoration. This is evident in what our Design Team has seen as they collaborate with product designers and visit shows such as NeoCon in Chicago or the Detroit Auto Show.
The Fractal Surface Collection features classic diamond shapes translated with a modern twist into dimensional patterns on aluminum surfaces. 3D texture adds a tactile element while contrasting gloss levels provide distinction.
Laser Etched Looking Surface Decoration A common request for finish development to be used on decorative trim is to achieve the look of fine detail seen in laser etched surfaces.