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Many Shapes of Aluminum Nameplates and Plastic Labels Shape is a big deal if you are working on the design for new brand identification. It is the topic of one of the most common questions that come up in the design process. How do you choose which shape to use for your nameplate? Don't let this ...
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 ...
The color blue is energetic and can open the flow of communication. Adding blue to your aluminum nameplate design creates vibrance, mystery and drama. Blue represents knowledge, integrity, understanding and stability. Here are a few aluminum nameplate designs that incorporate a blue finish.
You've designed a great product and now have the challenge in front of you to release it to the public. What makes your brand stand out from the next one on the shelf? This is a common concern voiced by brand owners in every industry and on just about every consumer product out there. Visually ...
When this exterior badge came across my desk I had to stop and take a second look. It is an example of how a larger nameplate can become an elegant show piece for a brand.
Illusions of Embossed Nameplates One of the neat things that decorating aluminum offers is the ability to provide illusions. A shift in viewing angle or how light is reflected can give the appearance of a graphic being embossed. These illusions provide visual alternatives to custom emboss tools for ...
Oval Shapes for Nameplates and Labels An oval is a frequently used shape for aluminum nameplates and plastic labels. It is versatile and friendly for standard decorating operations such as printing and screening. Your design can also be enhanced with diamond cut and embossed aluminum or a domed ...
Faux Leather Finish on Aluminum Sometimes the best decoration for a nameplate is to allow it to take on the look of natural surfaces. Aluminum provides a good surface for hand crafted looks since it is reflective and therefore adds to depth for highlights and shadows. This badge shows the level of ...
Movement with Spun Aluminum Each year Northern Engraving provides decorated aluminum ornaments for a local charity which then sells the items for decoration and in memory of loved ones. This year's design features spun aluminum layered with selective brushed details and transparent purple tones. It ...

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