General Information

DESIGN SERVICES

NAMEPLATES hosts a complete art and design department to help bring your ideas to life into a clear, individualized nameplate or label to suit your needs. Upon receiving an order, we will send you photographic examples according to your design specifications before we begin actual production.

FINISHES

METAL NAMEPLATES

Epoxy finishes are solvent and abrasive-resistant, but can be subject to fading due to harsh sunlight and ultraviolet rays.

Acrylic finishes are solvent and sunlight-resistant, but not as tough as epoxy surfaces. Both epoxy abd acrylic surfaces are available in matte or glossy styles.

LABELS

All laminated labels are available in matte or glossy finishes, depending on customer needs and specifications.

SHAPES AND SIZES

Square and rectangular nameplates as well as labels are available in all sizes without the need for special tools. However, if the customer requires an unusual shape or close tolerances, some tooling may be required for the product. We have a vast inventory of dies for both metal nameplates and labels, and as such are able to supply the tooling the customer requires at no additional cost. For special tooling cases that require a die that we currently do not stock, charges may be incurred but only on the first order. Some materials can be created via laser without accruing any additional tooling charges.

MOUNTING

METAL NAMEPLATES

Mechanical mounting involving applications by screws or rivets are used in cases where permanence comes before convenience. Mounting holes of practically any size can be placed anywhere on the nameplate needed by the customer.

LABELS

All labels come equipped with permanent pressure sensitive adhesive backs.

Adhesive descriptions are on page 12 of this catalog.

IMPORTANT FACTORS IN NAMEPLATE PRICING

The four most important factors in nameplate pricing are as follows:

  • quantity
  • size
  • number of colors
  • mounting methods (i.e; use of adhesive, or number and size of holes for mechanical mounting)

UNSPECIFIED INFORMATION

There are many minor items that are generally unspecified in purchase orders that we receive. Examples of such items are tolerances, existence of registration marks and surface scratches. NAMEPLATES abides by industry standards as specified by GPI (National Association of Graphic and Products Identification Manufacturers, Inc). An abridged copy of these standards can be sent to you free, upon request.