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Designers with multiple models or tier levels for their product can sometimes get overwhelmed with the thought of coming up with a nameplate or badge to differentiate between the various options. It isn't long before the topic of tool cost becomes a point of concern. This rings true if we are ...
The 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang is a limited edition with just 1964 vehicles produced. A special edition nameplate to commemorate this milestone features deep etched aluminum graphics for a two tone look.
Deep Etch = Subtle Contrast and Depth for Aluminum Nameplates  Many times early design discussion for metal nameplates involves the subject of contrast. Subtle contrast between graphics and the background of metal nameplates is a common request. One way to achieve this is to combine brushed ...
Etched Aluminum Graphics  A common method used to make a logo or graphic stand out and grab attention is to emboss, or push the graphic up from the surface of the aluminum nameplate. Another option is to etch the graphics so they are recessed into the aluminum. The result is a clean, two-tone ...
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 ...
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 ...
Cost Effective Aluminum Nameplates Created Using a Stock Die Have you ever tried being creative with a design while saving money? If so, you'll know that it's difficult because every additional process adds to the overall cost of the part.
  Etched aluminum nameplates are a cost effective option in durable product branding. Etched graphics stand up to the test of time, chemical abuse and weather leaving the etching legible. Etching can be used on nameplates to create a premium look as shown here in the aluminum logos. Intricate ...
Perfume Bottle Appliqué In addition to being fashionable, fragrance packaging must also catch the eye.  Use of innovative materials such as aluminum is one way for brands to differentiate from competitors.  The Abercrombie and Fitch perfume package incorporates a bright aluminum appliqué into ...

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