Common Shapes for Nameplates

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Popular Shapes for Nameplates A nameplate’s shape is an essential consideration in the design process. A specific shape can help with brand identification or communicate a warning or other message. Instead of getting stuck in your branding efforts, looking at popular nameplate shapes and considering which work best with your specific nameplates can help you […]

How Nameplates Promote Your Brand

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Using Nameplates to Promote Your Brand When you think of your brand, you may think of all the products you have created to promote it. Maybe you’ve placed your logo on a t-shirt or mugs, or it’s reflected on the signage around your building. Why shouldn’t your nameplate promote the same brand? You should include […]

Summer Vacation 2019

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We’re currently on vacation from Friday, June 28th and returning Monday, July 15th. Our manufacturing facilities are closed, but the office is still fully staffed to handle your inquiries. Call us today to discuss delivery options once production resumes. 800-878-6186 or email us at:  

Guide to Designing Industrial Safety Labels

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How to Design Industrial Safety Labels Designing industrial safety labels is not a task to take lightly. The right labels can simplify actions, make people conditions safer and give workers a better idea of what to do with or around a particular object. Like common traffic symbols, specific colors, shapes and written content can make […]

Signs You Need to Update Your Nameplate

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How to Know When to Update Your Nameplate Your brand should be evident in your products and in all that you do, including your nameplates. If it’s been a while since you last looked at your nameplates or your company has recently undergone significant changes, these could be signs you need an upgrade. Stay ahead […]

Difference Between Etched & Engraved Nameplates

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When you decide on a nameplate, you need to consider lots of factors, from size to shape to even how it’s marked. While there are multiple options to choose from, etching and engraved nameplates are two of the most popular. There are similarities between the two, but the processes are different, so it’s important to […]

Throwback Thursday – American Dial

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Throwback Thursday to when American Nameplate was associated with “American Dial”. Designing beautiful metal work has always been our art and trade. Take a look at this article from ‘Watch & Clock Review’ (March 1991, Vol 58, No.1)

How to Maintain Your Nameplate

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How to Maintain Your Nameplate Your nameplate is an essential facet of your office. It helps identify you, guides visitors to your office and can even be quite beautiful. More than that, however, it says a lot about you. If your nameplate is neat and clean, this immediately presents you as someone who dedicates themselves […]

All About Etched Nameplates

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All About Etched Nameplates When it comes to the world of nameplates, there’s an impressive amount of variety. There are paper nameplates, cardboard nameplates, wood, cardstock, and metal nameplates. You might even see printed or embossed nameplates. There’s nothing wrong with any of these options and, given the right situation, they may be the perfect […]

Guide to Namplates


Guide to Nameplates We’ve all seen them. Yet few know the intricacies of their creation, materials and types — or fabrication, substrates and make in industry speak. They’re metal nameplates, and today we’re outlining everything you need to know about these manufactured products to make your ideal selection. In this in-depth guide, we’ll explore metal nameplate types, […]