Many times we are asked for options to create an industrial look to an aluminum nameplate so that it gives the appearance of the emblem being mechanically attached to the end product. Typically the desired look is to resemble using rivets for secure attachment. Here are four options with custom tooling operations to achieve the look of embossed rivets on aluminum badges.Read More
Domed Metal and Plastic Product Identification
Doming protects a nameplate while giving it a three-dimensional look. Domed nameplates are a simple and cost effective way to make your company logo or product name pop. You will find aluminum nameplates and plastic labels with domed surfaces used to showcase brand identities for consumer products, vehicles, POP displays and anywhere else a durable attention-getting graphic is needed. The three-dimensional lens is durable enough for indoor or outdoor applications.
The 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang is a limited edition with just 1964 vehicles produced. A special edition nameplate to commemorate this milestone features deep etched aluminum graphics for a two tone look.Read More
Aluminum nameplates are used to boost branding efforts by a company. They can showcase a product name, a corporate logo or simply an icon. A great example of this is looking at the Ford Mustang. The horse image is easily recognizable as the iconic logo for the muscle car.Read More
When this exterior badge came across my desk I had to stop and take a second look. It is an example of how a larger nameplate can become an elegant show piece for a brand.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More