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Effective Border Designs for Aluminum Nameplates Designing your brand identification for aluminum nameplates or plastic decals means that you need to consider several elements: shape, size, color to name a few. What about a border for your label? This is a design element which should not be taken ...
Black and near-black finishes on aluminum was the focus of an article last week on our Design Surfaces on Aluminum Blog. This post has had quite a bit of interest with requests for more information on the types of finishes available as well as seeing black finishes in application. As a result, I ...
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 Integration with Aluminum Trim Aluminum trim can be used to decorate and add interest to consumer products. Integrating the nameplate into the trim is an economical and efficient use of the material. The combination makes the most of manufacturing efficiency and keeps tooling operations ...
Woodgrain finishes on aluminum have come a long way since their start in the mid 1900's. The patterns and colorations had a dull, almost faded look due to a lack of technology and color development at the time.  Woodgrain patterns were especially popular in vehicles during this time and were ...
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 ...
Copper is a recent trend in design for the interior and exterior of our home. So, why not incorporate this trend in a nameplate design? Achieving the look of copper on an aluminum substrate is a relatively simple and cost-effective process to enhance the look of your badge.
Carbon fiber finishes on aluminum are considered by designers of everything from automobiles and televisions to golf clubs and exercise equipment.  Layering a printed carbon fiber finish over an engine turn finish disguises the engine turn.  The result is a surface with movement that is not ...
Marine Nameplate This aluminum nameplate combines a multi-dimensional emboss and screen printed texture to create a premium badge which stands up to the marine environment.  The Sunesta graphic is debossed while the border is embossed in a multi-dimensional facet. 

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