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There has been a strong trend in adding depth to product branding with a formed edge or skirt. Nameplates are often designed with a skirt to add to the visual weight of the product branding. In some cases this is used as an alternative to a heavy cast badge. In others it is used to offer a finished ...
One of the elements of designing your nameplate or label is to consider how it will attach to your product. A common solution is to use a pressue sensitive adhesive on the back of the emblem.  Choosing the appropriate adhesive for your nameplate, label or badge should include careful consideration ...
Brushed aluminum is one of the more popular finishes used in the background of nameplates and decorative trim. Many times the brushed metal surface is used as an accent area for the product or to enhance the product design with an authentic material.
We get questions quite often centered on ways to make aluminum trim look like other materials. No matter if your design is calling for the look of leather, stone or another type of metal like pewter, stainless steel or brass, aluminum can be decorated to achieve the desired effect.  
What's trending? Mechanical Finishes Stripes, Spins and Brushes Mechanical finishes combine with standard aluminum nameplate decorative processes to add visual dimension and increase perceived value by creating movement with the look of shimmering metal. 
A popular trend in nameplate design is to create tone on tone looks with contrasts between background decoration and text or logos. Many times this is involving silver on silver or gold on gold tones. This two-tone look can be achieved in other colors as well. Here are some examples showing ...
The MST Process Our signature aluminum finishes are now on polycarbonate. These mechanical finishes add movement, create dimension and now can be mixed with clear windows, deadfront and backlit graphics.
Power sports equipment, all terrain or utility terrain vehicles and motorcycles need to be able to stand up to exposure to the elements and rough environments. This does not mean that the branding for these should be left to simple stickers or flimsy decals.
Typically dimension in metal nameplates is called out with embossed graphics or logos. This type of enhancement requires additional tooling operations which then impacts the cost of the part. This post takes a look at how some brands have steered clear of the added expense and instead made the most ...

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