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It's December - snow has made an appearance and the air has a bit of chill. All the hustle and bustle getting ready for the Holidays carries over into designing the annual Holiday Card. This year's design uses mechanical finishes layered with subtle half tones and transparent tints of color. Here's ...
Many electronic products have a molded plastic housing with pad printed graphics which doesn't always provide a premium look or feel to the product. To be sure that your product and brand image gets the attention it deserves, one option is to enhance the design with brushed aluminum trim.
Brushed Gun Metal Aluminum Gear Knob Sometimes it's the little things that capture attention and therefore make the most of a product's design. One of the neatest automotive trim pieces that we work with in my opinion are gear knobs. These are functional pieces of trim and yet they need to be ...
Guest Blogger This article is part of a series of articles from my co-workers on their favorite nameplates. Dave Olson, our guest blogger this week, chose an aluminum nameplate which was designed to stand up to being outside and in a variety of environments.
Collaboration You know your product and the look that you want. We know how to decorate and fabricate aluminum to meet your requirements. Collaboration between the two of us can create amazing results. Whether you need a simple blanked emblem or a more complex piece of aluminum trim is required, a ...
Dimension without Additional Tooling  A common question that is asked with many designs is how can we make this nameplate so that it pops and shows dimension without adding tooling expense?    Indeed the addtional operations to incorporate an embossed graphic, a beveled edge or a raised border can ...
Guest Blogger This article is part of a series of articles from my co-workers on their favorite nameplates. Ken Bahr, our guest blogger this week, chose a combination aluminum and magnetic stainless steel assembled part which is made for one of his key accounts.
Nameplate Decoration Options Nameplate decoration has endless options.  Depending on the goal of your nameplate, this can be as simple as one color printed on a bright aluminum background.  Or it can be as complex as precise registration of embossed graphics with a textured background on a formed ...
Once again Northern Engraving has been busy designing and printing our holiday card.  Many look forward to seeing the new design each year. This year's card features aluminum finishes from our pattern library brought together into a modern holiday design. The library is a resource available to ...

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