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3 Critical Considerations in Designing a Nameplate
Are you designing a nameplate or emblem to represent your brand? If so, you're considering finishes, shape and dimension. And, you need to understand how all of these decisions impact the cost.
If you don't understand the basics of the manufacturing process, you may not be getting the most out of your efforts.
Aluminum nameplates that you see here have one thing in common; they are all decorated in the flat sheet. This offers distinct advantages in the design of your product identification while helping to control costs.
1. All decoration is done in the flat sheet with multiples on the sheet. This is cost effective since numerous parts are being processed at once rather than piece finishing.
2. Decorating in the flat sheet allows for critical registration between colors, finishes and dimensional graphics. Print developments aid in aligning printed decoration to embossed graphics and formed borders.
3. Decorating in the sheet also allows for finishes to be applied selectively. Mechanical finishes, such as brush or spin, are not limited to overall application. They can be combined with bright graphics. In addition, gloss and matte finishes can be integrated into one design. Finally, textures and patterns can be added to create detail and add interest.
Don't hesitate to explore the numerous options available to you in building your product identification. Subtle changes can make a big difference. Understanding critical considerations allows you to push boundaries -- while staying within budget.
Request a Nameplate Materials and Processes Guide to begin exploring the options available to you in creating your product branding.
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Appliques supplied on a roll refers to the process in which an aluminum part is applied with a press onto a roll of adhesive tape. This process is most often utilized with high-volume orders and small parts. Aluminum or norlens products are most commonly used materials.The roll sizes of 6” or 12” does limit the material choice and size of the part, but there are several benefits to choosing this process over traditional supply methods. These benefits include:
> convenience in the shipping process> cost savings> ease of assembly> containment of the product> adhesive options> lesser chance for rejected items
Specific industries that most commonly use the applique on a roll process include cosmetics and electronics.
Request a Nameplate Materials and Processes Guide to begin exploring the options available to you in creating product branding that differentiates your product. Custom color matches, texture and assembly are only some of the options in creating your nameplate.
Each decorative process has advantages and limitation. Understanding the boundaries of these processe allows you to take full advantage of all they offer while pushing the limits of their capabilities.
Lithography plays a critical role in the manufacturing of product identification. Specifically, fine lettering and detailed graphics require the precision of lithography. In addition, lithography and process color are used for the reproduction of full color photos. There are at least four areas where lithography offers advantages over screen printing:
There are limitations to the colors that can be achieved with lithography. To find out more, download our eBook.
You are in luck because we have a plethora of resources available to guide you in creating a striking, one-of-a-kind nameplate.
It is easy to overlook some of these steps and end up spending time redesigning the nameplate. Click here to see a quick checklist to use when working on a new nameplate.
In order to get the most out of the vast options and techniques available for your nameplate, it is important to first understand the manufacturing process. Here is a short slideshow to take you from beginning to end.
Because there are so many possibilites and options available to you in designing your nameplate, we have written about our favorite nameplates to help filter through all the possibilities. Click here to view 20 inspirational nameplates for your next design. Below are links to some of our co-workers favorite namplates.
In addition, we have a nameplate resource page with many more helpful articles. As a world-leading producer of product identification, we have a product to fit your needs, no matter what your budget and style. Contact us today to investigate options and let our experienced Design staff help to walk you through.
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