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Many Shapes of Aluminum Nameplates and Plastic Labels Shape is a big deal if you are working on the design for new brand identification. It is the topic of one of the most common questions that come up in the design process. How do you choose which shape to use for your nameplate? Don't let this ...
Glitz and bling are wonderful things to grab attention in the world. The bigger the jewel, the higher the perceived value for a piece of luxury jewelry. There are times however when a simple, understated design presents a premium brand as elegant and above the rest.
One of the signs that it is time to make a change to your product branding is when there has been a change in your company name. This type of change means logos and taglines likely will change along with your corporate name. These can be seamless to change in digital and even print media but what ...
When it comes to the design of aluminum badges and branding the main element of discussion is usually the top surface which is where the logo or tagline will be placed. Another design element is what the sides of the badge will look like. Many times it will be important for the badge to have a ...
A popular trend in nameplate design is to create tone on tone looks with contrasts between background decoration and text or logos. Many times this is involving silver on silver or gold on gold tones. This two-tone look can be achieved in other colors as well. Here are some examples showing ...
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. 
Many of the nameplates and emblems that come in for review are designed to be placed on a flat surface. There are times when a brand needs to be placed on a curved surface. Here are some examples of aluminum badges and plastic decals which take on the contoured shape of the end product.
The color blue is energetic and can open the flow of communication. Adding blue to your aluminum nameplate design creates vibrance, mystery and drama. Blue represents knowledge, integrity, understanding and stability. Here are a few aluminum nameplate designs that incorporate a blue finish.
Defining color for your nameplate may seem like an easy element in the design. It is important to consider whether the color called out is to be used for background or graphic decoration. The same color can look quite different depending on the substrate and amount of coverage. Overlooking this ...

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