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We get questions quite often centered on ways to make aluminum trim look like other materials. No matter if your design is calling for the look of leather, stone or another type of metal like pewter, stainless steel or brass, aluminum can be decorated to achieve the desired effect.  
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Enhanced Brand Identity When designing an aluminum badge to enhance and showcase a high profile brand, some common appearance requirements include sharp detail or bold and reflective graphics. With the variety of decorating options available, these elements can seem difficult to achieve. This post ...
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