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

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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, […]

Screen Printing Process

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Screen printing is the most economical process for producing aluminum, stainless steel, brass, or bronze. A wide variety of colors are possible and durable coats of baked varnishes are added to ensure long-lasting serviceability. Through the screen printing process, all of your screen printed metal labels and nameplates will withstand multiple environmental conditions, so you can use them […]

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Chemical Etching Process

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Similar to an engraving process, American Nameplate can offer the unique process of Chemically Etching your parts. While engraving is usually produced manually one piece at a time, Chemical Etching has the benefit to produce large run quantity nameplates and generate the permanent impression needed for your parts. Our etch depth typically ranges between .003” to […]

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Before ordering a Nameplate – Here are some things to consider…

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There are many different aspects to consider before buying a nameplate, decal, graphic overlay, dial, or label for your company. First, consider its main and primary function. Will this be used for product identification, safety, serial numbering, or just branding purposes? Determining the use can help narrow down the process which works best for you and your company. For […]

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