Brass Nameplate Material
Nameplates serve multiple industries for many reasons. If you’re looking for custom nameplates, the first feature you need to identify is the type of metal you’d like to use. Brass has a variety of attractive features that could make it a great choice for your nameplate order.
Benefits of Brass Nameplate
When it comes to different metal options for your nameplate needs, brass has an array of benefits that may support your labeling goals. Benefits of brass include:
- Durability: Brass survives well in multiple conditions both indoors and outdoors. It withstands weather conditions like the heat and cold, and it’s corrosion-resistant. Just as brass is unharmed by water, it can also survive exposure to chemicals, solvents, and dirt.
- Appearance: Unlike other metals, brass has a natural golden tone that makes it attractive and noticeable. The color comes from its composition, a mixture of copper and zinc. Industries use brass for a sense of luxury without paying the price for gold.
- Nonsparking quality: Ferrous metals, or metals that contain iron, will spark when another metal collides with them. Brass is a nonferrous metal, so it will not spark from any kind of impact. In industrial processes, sparks can be a fire hazard, so a nonsparking quality desirable for safety.
- Malleability: Brass includes a portion of copper, which is easy to manipulate into different shapes. Malleability is great for nameplates because it makes techniques like embossing and etching manageable and successful.
Industries That Use Brass Labels
Thanks to their striking golden hue and durability, brass nameplates have a place in many industries, including:
- Wood Working
Applications of brass nameplates cover a wide range of purposes. Their overall appearance makes them a great material for any aesthetic intent, including use in plaques and memorial items.
With its corrosion resistance and nonsparking nature, brass is also practical for electrical and environmental uses. It can last up to 20 years in outdoor conditions, so it can be used for safety and information labels on outdoor equipment.
Processes for Brass
Along with finding the right metal for your nameplate, you’ll want to use an ideal carving or printing process for your desired material. Because of the malleability of brass, a few different methods can work well, such as:
- Embossing: For this technique, your metal will be sandwiched between two cut pieces to create raised text and images.
- Engraving: To engrave a nameplate, we use a computer synced with a cutting tool to make a precise cut of the customized design.
- Etching: This process uses acid to carve out a design, and we coat the carving with enamel to emphasize and protect the colors.
- Screen printing: For screen printing, a screen acts as a stencil, and we apply ink on top to create the desired design.
Trust American Nameplate for Metal Labels
Whether you’re searching for an aesthetically pleasing nameplate or an instruction label designed to withstand the elements, American Nameplate offers the services and materials best suited for your needs. If you’re interested in brass nameplates for your industry, request a free quote and our staff will contact you with more information.