I came across this brilliant aluminum nameplate while browsing through the sample area of our Design Studio.Read More
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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
Multiple Level Aluminum Tooling Considerations
In considering the look of a nameplate or badge and how to stand out among competitors, designers turn to embossed aluminum for depth and dimension. Multi-level emboss adds further layers of interest to grab attention for premium and high quality products.
Aluminum is a friendly alloy for emboss tooling operations. This makes it possible to get multi-dimensional looks with very unique shapes, bends and forms which enhance nameplates and badges. Keep in mind these considerations if you want to incorporate multi-levels of emboss or complex tooling into your next design.Read More
Illusions of Embossed Nameplates
One of the neat things that decorating aluminum offers is the ability to provide illusions. A shift in viewing angle or how light is reflected can give the appearance of a graphic being embossed. These illusions provide visual alternatives to custom emboss tools for nameplates and emblems. This post summarizes some of the decorating options that can be used.
Stock Dies for Metal Nameplates
Stamping tools created to produce metal nameplates are intended to be in use for many years and yield millions of parts. A library of available stock dies means that your project can take advantage of common shapes and sizes to keep your initial costs low and within minimal time frame to introduce a new product.Read More
No matter if you are working on your first or hundredth nameplate, the process to design it is the same. Your corporate brand strategy has likely identified a specific look and target market that is front and center. It stands to reason that the label found on your product should match that message to enhance your brand awareness.Read More