Surfaces on Aluminum Design Blog

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 ...
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. 
Each year our Design team takes a look at popular and trending decorating processes used across the globe in industries from automotive and appliance trim to motorcycle badging and cosmetic appliques. This review sparks inspiration for the annual Holiday Card as a way to showcase processes and ...
Aluminum is a versatile substrate which can be decorated in an endless array of finishes. Mechanical finishes are the first step in building a decorative finish on aluminum. They can be layered with printed color and texture to create precise geometric structures or aged patinaed surfaces.
  The Inspiration Art Deco themes provide inspiration with items from architecture and furniture to jewelry and clothing displaying great layering of lines with textures and color. Precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and sharply defined outlines provide structure. The intersection of ...
Dress Up Brushed Aluminum with Patterns Simple brushed aluminum provides a classic and clean look for decorated trim as well as nameplates and brand identification. While this is attractive, there is opportunity to capitalize the surface area to include intricate patterns and finishes. This opens ...
The Inspiration Picking up on the popularity of geometric shapes took us on an exploration of layering hexagon shapes. Hexagons stack nicely next to and on top of each other which made a natural focus for the positive and negative space to become the basis for trial and development. 
Modern and Dimensional Aluminum Finish Brushed aluminum is a favorite background for aluminum trim decoration. It provides a friendly canvas as the starting point for endless pattern development. Many times a geometric structure is used. Popular finishes can find their way to being featured in the ...
Bevel Looking Details Brushed aluminum is a common process when decorating aluminum. Changing the direction or angle of the brush creates visual illusions and dimension to the pattern. A bevel or facet can be achieved in this manner. Here is one example showing this.