Northern Engraving's definitive resource for surface design, with expertise in the design of product identification and decorative trim. The Design Studio has a full prototype area for color, finish and part development. In addition, our display area, often referred to as the "candy store" -except everything is made from shiny aluminum instead of candy, is a place where you can let your imagination run. The sample library makes finishes, nameplates and trim available to you when you return home to work on your project.
Surfaces on Aluminum Blog
Delve into new finishes and options in pattern development on metal. This blog helps to arm you with the tools to transform aluminum into decorative trim that speaks to your design vision whether elegant, powerful or crafted. You decide. The metal is your canvas for bringing your concept to life.
Mood boards are an intuitive way to research new finish designs. Careful consideration of the finishes builds on your understanding of the myriad of options available to you in decorating metal. The inspirational boards bring together finishes developed around a theme.
Explore the diversity of aluminum finishes in our surface collection pages. The electronic pages bring groups of finishes together based on theme, color or structure. Designers are often searching for finishes based on an overall theme or type of pattern. This resource simplifies your search.
Browse our library of aluminum finishes to begin exploring the options available to you in the design of metal finishes. Pick a finish to be integrated into your design of a nameplate, automotive trim or other branding or decorative trim application. Customize a finish in color, scale or process to make it uniquely yours.
Concepts and Prototypes
Investigate options rapidly and economically early in your design process with concept drawings. Scrutinize final designs and alternatives with the help of flat or 3D prototypes. Our experienced Design staff is here to walk you through your options.