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The color blue is energetic and can open the flow of communication. Adding blue to your aluminum nameplate design creates vibrance, mystery and drama. Blue represents knowledge, integrity, understanding and stability. Here are a few aluminum nameplate designs that incorporate a blue finish.
Are you looking for a way to show dimension in your nameplate or label but the budget does not have room to include a multi-level emboss tool? You are not alone. Keeping costs down is a common concern when designing a nameplate or badge.
Are you looking for an adhesive option for a nameplate that is applied to an uneven surface or where there is a potential for a gap between the nameplate and product? 
Aluminum nameplates are produced with hard tools and can be as simple as a blank die to cut a flat part or as complex as multi-level emboss and form operations for a dimensional badge. Understanding the basics of these operations will help you in the design of your part.
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 ...

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