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We get questions quite often centered on ways to make aluminum trim look like other materials. No matter if your design is calling for the look of leather, stone or another type of metal like pewter, stainless steel or brass, aluminum can be decorated to achieve the desired effect.  
Many times we are asked for options in creating dimension at a minimum cost for nameplates and labels. Just look at the dimension created when a technical pattern is used in the background of this aluminum nameplate!  The brushed border appears to be a higher level than the background, resulting in ...
Guest Blogger This article is part of a series of articles from my co-workers on their favorite nameplates. Jerry Chenoweth, our guest blogger this week, chose an aluminum nameplate which he uses to showcase possiblities of decorating aluminum for a dimensional look without the cost of a custom ...
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 ...
Aluminum Nameplates and Trim Decorated with Texture Taking a look through the many examples of aluminum nameplates and the processes used to create attractive branding, I found it interesting the number of them which have selected to use texture. It is a process that is compatible with a variety of ...
Multi-Level Formed Aluminum Trim One of my favorite sets of parts is this wireless remote control aluminum trim. It is such a sleek design and demands to be touched. There are two components to this set - the round insert decorated with spun aluminum accented with dimensional embossed function ...
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 ...
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 ...
Once again Northern Engraving has been busy designing and printing our holiday card.  Many look forward to seeing the new design each year. This year's card features aluminum finishes from our pattern library brought together into a modern holiday design. The library is a resource available to ...

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