There are some basic things to consider when a nameplate is designed, whether you are designing a basic asset tag or need a more attention-grabbing brand awareness badge. Taking time to identify the objective, the environment that your nameplate will be exposed to and any budget limits for product identification will help you to stay focused as you work through the design process.
Let's take a look at each of these further.
What is the objective for your nameplate?
Does your nameplate need to showcase your brand as a decorative element of your design? Or is its purpose more functional, providing information or security detail for your product?
What type of environment will the nameplate be exposed to?
Is your product used indoors or outdoors? Is there exposure to chemicals or cleaners? Will the nameplate be exposed to hot or cold temperatures? These are all important to know so that appropriate top coats and processes are used in production. The more information you can provide, the better the outcome for a quality emblem.
How much does your budget allow for the nameplate?
Piece price is a common concern for nameplate and label design. While options are wide open in both metal and plastic material and processes, it is helpful to stay in tune with what your budget will allow. Understanding the objective and environmental needs of the nameplate can help define where the piece price will fall. Piece price will increase as more processes are used. We are ready to help define the most cost effective solution for your needs.
How Can We Help?
Designing nameplates and labels does not need to be a source of frustration. Stay focused on the overall objective for your project while keeping environmental and budget limits in mind. Reach out and let us help finalize the details so that the resulting part meets expectations in both quality and price. To dig more into the elements of an effective nameplate, download the 5 Building Blocks for Metal Nameplate Design eBook.