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The Oldsmobile Final 500 sillplate features a deep etch process combined with brushed and bright aluminum. Deep etch is a chemical process which creates recessed graphics with a depth of .005" compared to a standard etch depth of .0015" to .003". This option worked well for this program which had a limited volume. It added dimension eliminating the need for an emboss or deboss tool.
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A trend in logo design that has been popular, and is illustrated here, is the use of a rainbow of colors. It's an effective way to add interest to a design. Bold color grabs our attention. So it's important to find a balance between the use of color and the other elements of the design. Nameplates use both process color and spot color printed on metal and plastic substrates to create vivid colors. We've gathered this group of 10 multi-color nameplates, which effectively use colorful logos, for your inspiration.
Here’s a piece of Northern Engraving’s history that one of my co-workers recently came across at a local auction.It's an original Northern Engraving "cut" from the early 1900s.
The original Northern Engraving Co. opened for business in 1908 in a building on Front Street in La Crosse, Wisconsin. At that time Northern advertised itself as “Designers--Engravers--Commercial Photographers.” They made so-called “Cuts”--engravings for the local printing trade and for publications from high school annuals to newspapers.
In considering the look of a nameplate and how to stand out among competitors, designers turn to embossing to add depth and dimension. A multi-level emboss adds further layers of interest and is associated with high quality products. So to give you some multi-level emboss inspiration, here are ten effective examples of product branding utilizing this option.
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