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Embossed Aluminum = Rugged Durability Electronics equipment that is exposed to regular knocks, drops and extreme wear and tear are usually recommended to be fitted with shock protection so the device becomes rugged. These products require product branding with nameplates and badges that will stand ...
Cut to Shape While many aluminum and plastic nameplates and labels utilize standard shapes like circles, ovals, squares and rectangles, sometimes the traditional just doesn't fit the design.  This can be true especially if the logo or the brand name needs to be a focal point.  When your design ...
Nameplate Integration with Aluminum Trim Aluminum trim can be used to decorate and add interest to consumer products. Integrating the nameplate into the trim is an economical and efficient use of the material. The combination makes the most of manufacturing efficiency and keeps tooling operations ...
Are you designing a nameplate or badge for a laptop or desktop computer? Update your brand logo with a change in color or texture. Here are some options for inspiration.
The above nameplate was designed for an IBM manufacturing system in the 1980’s. The nameplate is an aluminum substrate with an embossed IBM logo and one overall color application. It is a very simple design, yet very recognizable in terms of the company brand. This version of an IBM is not what we ...
Technical Finishes   Technical finishes add a layer of dimension to nameplates, badges and labels.  They can be created by combining several processes, including selective brushing, engine turning or printing.  The resulting texture adds richness and a tactile quality to a printed surface. When ...
Mixed Metal Finishes Mixing metal finishes gives your nameplate a unique look. Copper, gold and silver are some of the most popular, and can be combined in a variety of ways. Adding a one side bright aluminum substrate under the metal finishes adds to the luster and enhances the color. This series ...
This article is the first in a series of articles illustrating options in integrating finishes into your nameplate design. All can be customized to meet your product branding needs.
This week I was looking through our nameplate samples and came across these multi-color old Apple nameplates.  I instantly thought it would be fun to share them here.  It's not the first Apple logo but it is widely recognized as the predecessor to the white and silvery chrome design in use today. 

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