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Designing an aluminum nameplate or badge for exterior environments means considering the badge during its product housing design. It's more than placing a sticker on the end product or pad printing a logo and calling it good.
As we begin a new year I like to take a minute and reflect on the past one for indications on what has sparked activity and discussions. For 2016 opportunities to learn more about nameplate and label design, tooling options and ways to enhance or elevate a brand through decoration were of most ...
From our homes to yours - may peace, joy, hope and happiness be yours this Holiday Season and New Year!
For over ten years Northern Engraving has provided decorated aluminum ornaments for local charity Mayo Auxiliary Love Lights. When someone purchases an ornament, they can choose to have it engraved and placed on a tree in honor of a loved one or to give recognition to someone during the holiday ...
It is common for a dimensional look to be part of nameplate design. While standard printing processes can provide a visual dimension sometimes that is not enough. When this is the case you can review for custom tooling to include an emboss or deboss operation which will result in both visual and ...
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.  

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