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Simulated Anodized Finish for Aluminum Nameplates

Posted by Vicky Bowie on Thu, May 21, 2015

Topics: Materials and Processes, Anodize, Nameplate Examples

Simulated Anodized Colors on Aluminum Nameplates

Anodized colors are achieved with dyes and a chemical process to harden and seal the metal. The resulting finish is elegant and durable. This type of decoration is limited to flat surfaces because forming or embossing the aluminum can result in cracks or breaks in the protective seal. The anodize process can also increase processing lead times. There is a solution to achieve the anodized look without sacrificing tooling or lead times. Here's how.

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Enhance Brand Identity with Diamond Cut Aluminum Badges

Posted by Vicky Bowie on Thu, May 14, 2015

Topics: Aluminum Trim, Motorcycle, Diamond Cut, Materials and Processes, Recreational Vehicles

Enhanced Brand Identity

When designing an aluminum badge to enhance and showcase a high profile brand, some common appearance requirements include sharp detail or bold and reflective graphics. With the variety of decorating options available, these elements can seem difficult to achieve.

This post offers a solution using diamond cut aluminum to enhance a brand's identity and increase perceived value for the product.

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What is a Nameplate?

Posted by Vicky Bowie on Thu, May 7, 2015

Topics: Nameplate, FAQ

Nameplate. Label. Decal. Tag. Badge. Sticker. Medallion. What do all of these terms have in common? Any of them could be used when a product owner is looking to show off their brand identity. The term nameplate can be confusing.

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Earth Day 2015 | Environmental Management System

Posted by Vicky Bowie on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Topics: FAQ

Happy Earth Day 2015!

Across the globe April 22 is the day used to promote the importance of taking responsibility for the impact we all have on the environment. ISO 14001:2004 focuses on specific systems to allow a company to put in place a policy to be followed across production activities.

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Nameplate Archive | Patina Finish on Aluminum Nameplates

Posted by Vicky Bowie on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Topics: Electronics, Diamond Cut, Archive, Debossing

I came across this brilliant aluminum nameplate while browsing through the sample area of our Design Studio.

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5 Common Nameplate Specifications

Posted by Vicky Bowie on Thu, Apr 9, 2015

Topics: Nameplate, FAQ

Nameplate Specifications

Discussions held during the design of aluminum nameplates and plastic labels often center on reviewing the specfications that are needed. Specs include items such as material regulations, scratch or chemical resistance, exposure to certain elements like sunlight or salt water, adhesive needs and best substrate. 

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Go Badgers!

Posted by Vicky Bowie on Mon, Apr 6, 2015

Topics: Nameplate, Promotional Products

Tonight marks a big game in NCAA basketball with the matchup between Duke and Wisconsin. We sure are proud of our men's Badger basketball team! 

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Doming Enhances Custom Pattern for Product Labels

Posted by Vicky Bowie on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Topics: Custom Patterns, Domed Labels, Flexible Labels

Custom Pattern Gets a Boost with 3D Doming

A clean and simple product logo makes a perfect repeating pattern for this product label. Incorporating the logo into the decoration is a subtle way to draw attention and add interest to the label. Further enhancement and dimension is achieved with an overall clear urethane dome. This layer protects the label from scratches as well as exposure to the elements. 

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Basic Adhesive Options for a Nameplate or Badge

Posted by Vicky Bowie on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Topics: Adhesives, FAQ

When designing your nameplate focus is placed on front face decorating such as color and embossed graphics. Size and shape are other main focus points. It can be easy to put off discussion and review for adhesive needs. 

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3 Ways to Use Selective Doming for Nameplates and Labels

Posted by Vicky Bowie on Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Topics: Domed Labels, Nameplate Examples

Selective Doming for Nameplates and Labels

The doming process is a cost effective option to add dimension for aluminum nameplates and plastic labels. It involves placing a clear urethane to the surface of the label. It is common to have the dome completely cover the surface. There are times when the nameplate design is served better without entire coverage. This post takes a look at three ways to enhance brand identity with selective doming.

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