Using a Unique Shape for Your Metal Nameplate

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 the product it is applied to.

Choose from standard shapes and sizes or create virtually any creative shape. McLoone offers an exceptional library of dies for aluminum, stainless steel, and brass.

This article focuses on designing a metal nameplate which is cut out around the letters. This clean look is commonly used in products in the medical, electronics, appliance, and automotive industries.

Stamping or blanking your nameplate so the outer periphery of the nameplate follows the outline of your logo creates a nameplate where the focus is the logo. The background is removed allowing the nameplate to be applied to products in a range of colors without needing to color key the background.

Here is an example of a metal nameplate that showcases this concept. It is a nice looking part that capitalizes on the silver color of the aluminum with embossed features, resulting in a dimensional part that is unique in shape.

metal nameplate cut to shape of logo

Options in Nameplates Cut Out Around the Logo

Cutting out a nameplate around the logo minimizes the background allowing your name to stand out. A full range of decorative options are available to be incorporated into this type of design. Often the background of the nameplate is printed to match the product substrate. This further minimizes the background drawing attention to the branding. Options for graphics range from bright aluminum to a full range of colors. Transparent tints of color are layered on brushed or bright aluminum to take advantage of the reflective surface of the metal.

How Can We Help?

What options would you like to see in a nameplate cut out around the letters?  What type of product would you apply this type of nameplate to? We have a team of people ready to help identify a good solution that will work with your brand.

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