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No matter if you are working on your first or hundredth nameplate, the process to design it is the same. Your corporate brand strategy has likely identified a specific look and target market that is front and center. It stands to reason that the label found on your product should match that message ...
Color Specifying for Product Identification There is no shortage of information on the topic of specifying color. Plug the term into Google, and you will find pages of terminology, guidelines, and tips designed to help users manage and define color. While it is exciting to see the plethora of ...
Nameplate Design Resources No beating around the bush - designing for brand awareness in the form of nameplates, labels and trim can be downright mind boggling! Don't get discouraged. You are not alone in this endeavor.  Sometimes it is difficult to identify exactly which questions to ask during ...
Aluminum Tooling Considerations Aluminum nameplates require tooling in order to cut the metal into the shape and perhaps to take on the form that is needed for your design. A basic shape like a circle, oval or square may be able to take advantage of a flat or 3D formed stock die. If not, a custom ...
Aluminum Nameplate Tooling Guide You've spent time and energy designing a product and coming up with just the right graphic and maybe a tagline to promote your brand online and in brochures or store displays. What about the product itself? Is your brand clearly identified? If these questions makes ...
Selecting a supplier for your nameplate or decorative trim typically means more than finding the lowest price. You want to find that supplier who will meet your order needs with quality, care and concern. Common questions arise and you look for which supplier can provide positive answers. It's all ...
Nameplate Options When designing an aluminum or stainless steel nameplate, a polycarbonate overlay or a polyester label, the possibilities can be overwhelming and downright frustrating.  A popular resource that has been viewed and downloaded over 3,000 times is the Nameplate Options Whitepaper.   
Starting with the Finish  Aluminum is a great substrate to work with for decorative trim and nameplates.  The natural highlights and reflective qualities of the metal provide the foundation to build from. Decorating processes to manipulate the metal surface with laydown of colors, printing a logo, ...
When designing your nameplate or label, of course the logo or name is the highlight.  Maybe you want to add some interest and perceived value for the brand.  Perhaps there is a need to differentiate one series from another within the product line.  Have you thought about adding a pattern to your ...

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