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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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 solution for your company. […]

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 different types of […]

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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What is Chemical Etching? Similar to an engraving process, American Nameplate can offer the unique process of Chemical Etching for 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 […]

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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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Important Nameplate information and data

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 “Understanding Nameplates are essential to a company’s process and environment.” Nameplates can be located on all different types of products. While some nameplates may be very simple and straight-forward, others may seem as though you are trying to “crack the code”. Here are a few of the most common information listed on a product nameplate. […]

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Various adhesive options for Nameplates


American Nameplate stocks many different types of adhesive backings for your nameplates to ensure the proper bond. Picking the right adhesive is crucial in ensuring that the application is successful post-production in the field. Despite their similar properties, not all adhesive products are the same. Depending on the surface material (plastics or metals), temperature ranges, the rigidity of […]

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Benefits of an Etched Nameplate


Having a Metal Nameplate can benefit your company in numerous ways. Not only does it provide stylish and attractive branding, it’s also a great investment! Your custom artwork is deeply etched into the metal of your choice. Typically etched into Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Brass, Bronze, Monel, Nickel Silver, CRS, or Zinc, we are capable of […]

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