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The Nameplate FAQ page covers common questions in the following areas.
After reviewing numerous nameplate samples and styles, Labconco decided a highly formed nameplate was best suited for their application. The edges on their nameplate are formed down approximately .085”. A plastic molded filler piece provides support and is adhered within the formed down edges on the back of the nameplate. LABCONCO and the border are embossed in bright aluminum for high visual impact.
Beyond forming, the critical issue lied in achieving the right shade of blue Labconco desired for the background. Labconco worked closely with our color technicians to fine tune the blue until the perfect shade and effect was achieved. Options considered ranged from tranparent tints and metallics to opaque color in various gloss levels.
Labconco and Northern Engraving worked closely together on this nameplate from conception to delivery of production parts, comments Jerry Chenoweth, Northern Engraving Regional Sales Manager. The successful outcome is what happens when two organizations work together in a professional and intelligent manner.
There are many options to explore when designing an aluminum nameplate. Samples are a great way to explore and better understand the options available. Northern engraving offers a Nameplate Materials and Processes Guide with numerous samples on metal and plastic substrates to assist you in the process.
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Are you looking for an effective option for the assembly of your nameplate or emblem onto your product? If so, there are many examples to consider. Many people have found success by using one, or a combination of, the following:
There are a few things you should know before you choose and implement an assembly method. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select the appropriate features that will provide you with confidence that your brand name is securely attached to your product.
If you are looking for the best method to assemble a nameplate onto your product, consider these options:
The snap-in feature does not require an adhesive backing. It is formed in the manufacturing process to precisely fit on the product.
Foam adhesive varies in thickness and can accommodate for a gap between the product and the nameplate. The foam has adhesive on the front and back sides, which allows for a tight bond on the nameplate and end product.
Plastic resin taken on the shape of the nameplate back and is adhered to it. The resin hardens and becomes a snap in feature.
A plastic support piece is used with nameplates containing debossed graphics. The plastic support piece molds to the nameplate and is flat for the adhesive to effectively attach.
Now that you better understand some of the considerations and options in choosing an assembly feature for your nameplate, you're better prepared to make these behind-the-scene decisions that will guarantee a successful project. Our customer service representatives are available to answer and further questions you might have.
Request a Nameplate Materials and Processes Guide to begin exploring the options available to you in creating your product branding. Custom color matches, texture and assembly are only some of the options in creating your nameplate.
Are your labels supplied on a sheet? Do they require assistance in adhesive liner removal? If so, our slit back label liner may be just what you are looking for.
The slit back, or back split, option features an overall adhesive application on the label with a backing containing a slit from top to bottom in the center. One side of the backing can be removed and the label applied smoothly with the remaining side to follow. This eliminates bubbling and mis-alignment during the application process.
There are many other adhesive options in addition to the slit back. To determine which option is best for you, contact our customer service representatives, as they will guide you through the decision making process.
Request a Nameplate Materials and Processes Guide to begin exploring the options available to you in creating your product branding. Adhesive and assembly are only some of the options in creating your nameplate.
Have you ever tried to remove the adhesive backing from your nameplate without success? If so, you'll know that it can be very frustrating, especially when your project requires rapid assembly of numerous nameplates. So what do you do? Many people have found success by using one of our nameplate tab options. There are a few things to consider before you implement a tab on your nameplate to ensure the best adhesive removal for the application.
If you're looking for a cost effective and functional tab option, compare the options below, and determine what the best option is for you.
A die cut tear tab is selectively applied and incorporated into the adhesive backing. This is a great option for the removal of the adhesive liner. This option is most commonly used on foam adhesives and dimensional nameplates requiring molded backplates.
Another type of removable tab can be created using the plastic or metal substrate. During the manufacturing of the nameplate, the material is extended beyond the original nameplate design. The substrate is scored along the edge to the desired tab length. The tab is then able to be pulled away with the liner upon removal.
This branded form of a tab is applied after the adhesive liner is applied. The tab has a small area of adhesive and a thin plastic tab to stick out beyond the edge of the nameplate. A Kent tab is added after production and the adhesive application.
Do you have additional questions about choosing the appropriate tab option? Our customer service representatives are available to help answer your questions and explain your options in simplifying the adhesive liner removal process.
Request a Nameplate Materials and Processes Guide to begin exploring the options available to you in creating your product branding.
A wide range of adhesives are available in nameplate manufacturing. Our customer service representatives are available to help walk you through your options. In addition, here is a listing of some of the most frequently asked questions about metal and plastic nameplate adhesives.
Q) What type of adhesive do I need for my nameplate?
A) Adhesive recommendations are made based on the type of substrate the nameplate is applied to and the specs the bond needs to meet. We can help with recommendations providing technical data sheets and testing as needed.
Q) Do you offer 3MTM adhesives?
A) Yes. We also offer Necal adhesives as cost effective alternative to 3MTM adhesives. You make the choice. We can provide you with suggested alternatives and technical data sheets to support our recommendations.
Q) Can I have a selective adhesive on my nameplate?
A) Yes. Selective adhesive can be applied through screen printing or as an assembled die cut piece. Screen printed adhesives are applied in a very thin layer and allow tighter control of tolerance. Die cut adhesives is appropriate for thicker adhesives and foam adhesives.
Q) Can you supply parts with a tab for assistance in removal of the adhesive liner?
A) Yes. There are several tab options available depending on your needs. We will work with you recommending solutions to assist you in assembly of your nameplate to your product.
Choosing the appropriate adhesive for your nameplate, label or badge includes careful consideration of application and environmental factors. Adhesive recommendations are made based on the type of substrate the nameplate is applied to and the specs the bond needs to meet. Here is a brief check list that will assist you in choosing the correct adhesive.
What type of substrate is your nameplate attached to?Is the mating surface smooth or textured?What shape is the substrate surface (curved or flat)?
What environment will the nameplate be exposed to?
•chemicals •humidity •interior or exterior •temperature (high or low) •UV light •vibration
How will you be applying the nameplate?What are your storage requirements?What specs does the bond need to meet?Is ability to reposition after initial application desired?
Knowing the answers to these questions will assist us in helping you pick the adhesive to fit your needs. We can help with recommendations providing technical data sheets and testing as needed.
We offer 3MTM and NECAL adhesives. We can provide you with suggested alternatives and technical data sheets to support our recommendations.
What questions do you have regarding adhesives? Are there environmental factors to consider in selecting an adhesive for your application?
Contact us to explore options available to you in adhesives for metal or plastic nameplates, label and badges.
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