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Embossed Polycarbonate Overlay I'm a kid from the 70's so when I came across this blast from the past I couldn't help but chuckle out loud. Seeing Cookie Monster conjurs up memories of his insatiable appetite for chocolate chip cookies - suddenly I was humming the "C is for Cookie" song from Sesame ...
Are you designing a nameplate or trim piece which needs to be seen on opposite sides of your product? This is a common need across many markets including sports equipment, automotive trim, motorcycles, and boat trim. Keep these considerations in mind so that uniformity in your brand is maintained ...
Integrating Product Branding into Your Panel  Trim decoration and brand identity are sometimes thought to be separate design considerations.  It is possible to integrate these items so that the nameplate and trim become one piece.  How is this done?  Selectively applied doming is one option.
 
Putting it all Together The Nameplate Blog focuses on options in creating nameplates and labels.  I would like to challenge you to think beyond creating only a nameplate to using aluminum or plastic to create a decorative trim piece which integrates the nameplate into the design.
Touch Sensing Technology The options for decorating metal trim used in inductive touch technology are limited only by imagination.  Inductive technology offers a clean smooth surface uninterrupted by protruding buttons.  This is because the technology allows sensing through most materials including ...
Mixed Material: Faceplates, Gauges, Clusters and Dials Backlit aluminum dials are in demand for the aesthetic qualities and functionality they bring to gauge design.  Backlit gauges and dials are manufactured using a combination of a decorated aluminum overlay and a polycarbonate backer with ...
Outside my office there is a display of nameplates, labels, inserts and dials manufactured over the last forty years.  The display covers an entire wall.  Visitors and employees frequently stop and look at the array of brand names for industries ranging from cosmetics and electronics to appliance ...

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