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Nameplates: Manufacturing Methods

Nameplate Manufacturing Methods

Nameplates provide durable solutions for branding, asset management, barcoding, tracking, compliance, safety, and informational purposes.

Manufacturing processes for nameplates are varied and somewhat dependent on your choice of substrate.


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Chemical etching, sometimes called metal etching, creates recessed lettering and images to protect against surface level grinding, scratching, and marring. 



Digital printing is ideal for complex imagery, gradients, and multi-color nameplates. With added surface protectors, digitally printed nameplates are durable and fade-resistant, even in outdoor conditions.  



Screen printing, also called silk screening, is a cost-effective way to print one layer or an infinite number of layers. This printing technique provides an unlimited selection of fade-resistant colors. You can also add selective glosses or textures.



Embossing can add appeal to aluminum.



Laser cutting is a good choice when your nameplate requires intricate shapes or customized designs.  

Aluminum_Nameplate_5-2Machining is used for roll-forming or edging on most metal thicknesses, making this a great option if you need a precise, rounded fit.

Talk to one of our design engineers to discuss the substrates, manufacturing methods, and graphics that will suit your needs.

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