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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 ...
A typical question from clients often centers on how do they choose from the many decoration options to find one that is perfect for their nameplate? One of the most common ways is to review existing nameplate samples and pick out the decoration elements that are of most interest. 
Background decoration for aluminum nameplates can be simple - just a light brushed effect can satisfy many design requirements. A nice way to dress up that background is to use a spun effect. Clock and watch faces are natural shapes for this type of decoration. Here are some examples. Enjoy.
Many of the nameplates and emblems that come in for review are designed to be placed on a flat surface. There are times when a brand needs to be placed on a curved surface. Here are some examples of aluminum badges and plastic decals which take on the contoured shape of the end product.
One of the most common background decoration for nameplates, badges and trim is a brushed aluminum finish. Why? Here are five reasons to use brushed aluminum in your next design.
Brushed Metal Nameplates Add Percieved Value to your Product A brushed metal surface is popular because it is an authentic metal surface.  It is a mechanical process which abrades the surface of the metal. Brushed aluminum is a common background for nameplates and brand identification.
Designers with multiple models or tier levels for their product can sometimes get overwhelmed with the thought of coming up with a nameplate or badge to differentiate between the various options. It isn't long before the topic of tool cost becomes a point of concern. This rings true if we are ...
Working with designers and engineers for automotive interior trim presents projects which can push the boundaries for tooling and decoration on aluminum. In depth discussions with engineers to make sure dimensions are in line with forming tolerances take place. Similar conversations with styling ...
Promotional items are common ways for companies to get their name out to prospective customers or to provide a thank you to long-time customers. Have you considered using aluminum as the material for your next promotional marketing piece? Here's why you should.

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