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A common question people have when designing their brand identification centers on ways to enhance the look of the part. One of the ways to do this for a nameplate or label is to include a pattern in the design. This could be in the background or as an accent area. Here are some aluminum and ...
Domed Metal and Plastic Product Identification Doming protects a nameplate while giving it a three-dimensional look.  Domed nameplates are a simple and cost effective way to make your company logo or product name pop.  You will find aluminum nameplates and plastic labels with domed surfaces used to ...
Custom Pattern Gets a Boost with 3D Doming A clean and simple product logo makes a perfect repeating pattern for this product label. Incorporating the logo into the decoration is a subtle way to draw attention and add interest to the label. Further enhancement and dimension is achieved with an ...
Selective Doming for Nameplates and Labels The doming process is a cost effective option to add dimension for aluminum nameplates and plastic labels. It involves placing a clear urethane to the surface of the label. It is common to have the dome completely cover the surface. There are times when ...
Embossed Graphics = Custom Tool for Nameplates and Labels? Not always. A dimensional logo can be cause for nameplate tooling to be complex. This in turn can be a cost driver for the first production run due to the upfront tool cost needed. Budgets can be tight and not friendly for this type of ...
Guest Blogger This article is part of a series of articles from my co-workers on their favorite nameplates. Billie Theobald, our guest blogger this week, chose an aluminum appliqué which embodies elegance within the cosmetic packaging industry. It is a favorite piece for visitors to our Product ...
Durable Exterior Application A common concern when designing nameplates and labels is durability. This especially true if the product will be exposed to the elements - rain, snow, hot or cold temperatures, and sunlight. Certainly it is important to communicate these areas during discussion and ...
         
A common question when working with plastic overlays centers on options for backlit graphics. Many times the overlay is a gauge or instrument panel overlay which provide cautionary, indicator or information alerts to communicate with the user of the device. Perhaps a low fuel alert is needed to ...

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