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Many times we are asked for options in creating dimension at a minimum cost for nameplates and labels. Just look at the dimension created when a technical pattern is used in the background of this aluminum nameplate!  The brushed border appears to be a higher level than the background, resulting in ...
Defining color for your nameplate may seem like an easy element in the design. It is important to consider whether the color called out is to be used for background or graphic decoration. The same color can look quite different depending on the substrate and amount of coverage. Overlooking this ...
This article is part of a series of articles from my co-workers on their favorite nameplates. Billie Theobald, our guest blogger this week, came across an aluminum novelty keepsake. “One of my favorite pastimes is looking for unusual items at flea markets and estate sales.  Recently, my husband ...
Offset Lithography in Nameplates Offset lithography or litho printing is one of the workhorses of aluminum decoration for nameplates and emblems. It is easily combined with other decorative processes such as: brushing, spinning, screen printing, embossing, diamond cutting and doming. One of the ...
One of the basic elements of nameplate and label design is to define the objective or purpose for your identification. If your company has one product, this may be obvious and you would expect there to be some sort of logo or company name shown. This may not be as clear when there are ...
A common question people have when designing their brand identification centers on ways to enhance the look of the part. One of the ways to do this for a nameplate or label is to include a pattern in the design. This could be in the background or as an accent area. Here are some aluminum and ...
If you are in the process of designing a nameplate for your product, its shape is likely one of the topics of conversation. Many times a common shape such as a circle or rectangle is used as a standard. Here is an example of an aluminum badge which uses a unique shape to step away from a standard ...
One of the benefits of incorporating patterns into the background of aluminum nameplates is that the decoration becomes part of the design element for the brand identification. A second, and sometimes overlooked, benefit is the opportunity to add dimension or visual interest to complement the ...
Coordinating color between packaging and labeling elements of product design can be a challenge due to potential difference in substrate materials. Color can vary depending on the substrate that it is printed on. Aluminum nameplates can be made to coordinate with your specific color specifications.

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