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For over ten years Northern Engraving has provided decorated aluminum ornaments for local charity Mayo Auxiliary Love Lights. When someone purchases an ornament, they can choose to have it engraved and placed on a tree in honor of a loved one or to give recognition to someone during the holiday ...
Celebrating a milestone anniversary is a great opportunity for a company to highlight their brand and draw attention to their product. One way to do this is with a commemorative logo.
From our homes to yours - may peace, joy, hope and happiness be yours this Holiday Season and New Year!
What's trending? Mechanical Finishes Stripes, Spins and Brushes Mechanical finishes combine with standard aluminum nameplate decorative processes to add visual dimension and increase perceived value by creating movement with the look of shimmering metal. 
The MST Process Our signature aluminum finishes are now on polycarbonate. These mechanical finishes add movement, create dimension and now can be mixed with clear windows, deadfront and backlit graphics.
A typical question from clients often centers on how do they choose from the many decoration options to find one that is perfect for their nameplate? One of the most common ways is to review existing nameplate samples and pick out the decoration elements that are of most interest. 
Background decoration for aluminum nameplates can be simple - just a light brushed effect can satisfy many design requirements. A nice way to dress up that background is to use a spun effect. Clock and watch faces are natural shapes for this type of decoration. Here are some examples. Enjoy.
One of the most common background decoration for nameplates, badges and trim is a brushed aluminum finish. Why? Here are five reasons to use brushed aluminum in your next design.
Brushed Metal Nameplates Add Percieved Value to your Product A brushed metal surface is popular because it is an authentic metal surface.  It is a mechanical process which abrades the surface of the metal. Brushed aluminum is a common background for nameplates and brand identification.

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