Shaping Up Metal Nameplates eBook

by Deidre Kruser on May 23, 2019

Picking a shape for your metal nameplate is more than just an aesthetic choice. You must think about your logo and graphics, your customers and...

3 Factors to Consider When Sourcing a Nameplate Supplier

by Vicky Bowie on May 21, 2019

You've done the work to spec out materials and design for your product and have everything ready to launch into the market. Don't forget about the...

3 Ways to Dress Up Metal Nameplates to Increase Brand Awareness

by Vicky Bowie on May 16, 2019

When it comes to metal nameplates it can be easy to stand by basic artwork and design. You may be surprised how incorporating some artistic...

Factors to Consider for Exterior Metal Badges

by Vicky Bowie on May 14, 2019

Product identification with application in outdoor environments have unique design considerations. Exterior nameplates for products like...

Benefits of a Pre-Production Sample for Product Identification

by Keith Rosenthal on May 9, 2019

I spend a lot of time working with customers to make sure that their design meet expectations for function, aesthetic appeal and cost. Sometimes...

3 Considerations for High Heat Exposure Metal Badges

by Vicky Bowie on May 7, 2019

One of the questions that is asked during nameplate quoting and design is the type of environment that the product is exposed to. This is very...

Basic Tool Information for Metal Nameplates and Badges

by Vicky Bowie on May 2, 2019

Metal nameplates are produced with stamping tools and can be as simple as a blank die to cut a flat part or as complex as multi-level emboss and...

3 Ways to Hide a Raw Edge of Metal Nameplates

by Vicky Bowie on Apr 30, 2019

When metal nameplates are cut, the edges are raw aluminum. For many types of products this is not an issue. Sometimes it is not ideal to have that...

Contrasting Gloss Elevates the Perceived Value for Metal Nameplate

by Vicky Bowie on Apr 25, 2019

A popular trend in nameplate design is to create tone on tone looks with contrasts between background decoration and text or logos. Many times...

Dress Up Metal Dials and Gauges with Color

by Vicky Bowie on Apr 23, 2019

An industrial dial or gauge is not typically thought of as a component that can or should include corporate branding like logos or taglines. This...