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The Nameplate FAQ page covers common questions in the following areas.
Do you have a smart phone or camera phone? There is now an easy way to connect potential or current customers to your website to learn more about your product: feature a QR code on your next label design.
A QR (quick response) code is a collection of black modules arranged in square patterns on a white background that can be decoded at a high speed. These codes have been around since the early 90's but were mainly used for industrial applications.
This QR code was featured on our most recent holiday card and linked to the specific blog post describing the processes that went into creating the design. With the addition of the QR code, any recipient of the card can now directly access more information on our product without having to know our website all that well.
Consider incorporating a QR code on your next label design whether on aluminum or plastic substrates and give the mobile experience.
Request samples of various label designs to begin exploring options for your project.
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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.
Our guest post this week comes from Jerry Chenoweth, Regional Sales Manager. His experience working with the product development manager and engineers on this project gave him a new perspective on the car battery industry and the complexity of the product specification.
Car batteries tend to look very similar on the store shelf. Most have a vinyl label containing the company’s logo. Interstate Batteries wanted to step up the look with a label that reflected the premium quality of their batteries. The prerequisites for this label were numerous. It needed to withstand its environment and adhere well to the battery. The label needed to have a quality look that stood-out on the shelf while providing an economical option.
Northern Engraving offers numerous constructions for labels and nameplates. The pros and cons as well as cost of several possible constructions were considered, but in the end the doming process was chosen for this application. Doming gives the look of added substance and depth and makes it more eye-catching than the myriad of vinyl labels on the competitor’s batteries. Northern Engraving’s engineers were able to specify an adhesive that worked well for this tricky application. Last, but certainly not least, it was within their budget.
Request a Nameplate Materials and Processes Guide to begin exploring the options available to you in creating your product branding.
The endless options in nameplate design continue to amaze me. Each letter in a nameplate illustrates the choices brought together in its manufacture and design. Individually they are their own piece of art.
Do you have a favorite that stands out to you? Why does it catch your attention?
Samples of nameplates are a great way to explore and better understand the options available to you in designing a nameplate. Northern engraving offers a Nameplate Materials and Processes Guide with numerous samples on metal and plastic substrates to assist you in the process.
When you need an orthopedic knee brace, you look for a quality brace that provides protection and support. When an orthopedic knee brace manufacturer needs a nameplate, they look for branding that represents the quality and innovation their brand stands for.
DonJoy nameplates use both aluminum and plastic substrates to represent the quality their brand stands for. Doming, engine turn, printed patterns and texture are used to create distinctly different nameplates for various products. Consistent use of the logo ties the nameplates together for brand recognition.
How would you use nameplates across a series of products? One common nameplate for all? Or adapt the nameplate to the product?
Request nameplate samples to begin exploring the options available to you in product branding.
We have had more than one comment that our nameplate boards could be framed as art. Eye-catching metal and plastic nameplates, badges and labels are assembled together like a jigsaw puzzle. This stop motion video shows how it is done.
Manufacturing flexible plastic labels and decals along with durable metal warning labels allows us to serve your safety label needs whatever they are. We offer polyester labels, flexible vinyl labels, polycarbonate (plastic) labels and aluminum labels. The warning stickers, decals and labels are manufactured with pressure sensitive adhesive or pierced holes for easy attachment to your product. Most materials have heat, UV and chemical resistant characteristics. All labels are available in custom shapes and sizes. Labels can be screen printed, litho printed or digitally printed.
A warning or safety label is used in situations where bodily harm and death are imminent if you make the wrong moves. They caution individuals and provide guidelines for safe use of products.
Warning and danger stickers, decals and labels can provide customers with the information they need to use a product safely and properly.
Would you like to know more about warning labels?
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The colorful names and designs of microbrew beers are some of the more interesting labels that we manufacture. From Porch Swing, Single Ale to East Street, Wheat, they are a striking group of metal and plastic labels. Most use process color on aluminum or polyester adhesive labels to create their multi-colored looks. Some create further depth by adding a urethane dome to the label.
In addition to the microbrew beer tap labels, traditional beer tap labels can be created on aluminum. These labels are often double sided with decorating on both sides allowing the aluminum label to be encapsulated in acrylic. Combinations of transparent and opaque colors help add movement while the use of aluminum accents catch the eye.
What other eye catching solutions could be applied to a label design? What other nameplates or labels catch your attention? Why do they catch your attention?
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