4 Different Design Options For Your Embossed Nameplates

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Embossing is a marking method that will make your nameplate stand out among the rest. It will emphasize any text, image or logo and makes the embossed part the focal point of your nameplate. This will immediately draw customer’s attention right where you intend it to be.

Embossing creates a raised  pattern or design above the original surface of the metal. This process uses heat, pressure and matched two-sided male and female dies to emboss the specific part. The height of the selected part of the surface varies from 0.010 to 0.013 inches thick. A clear laminate is usually added on the top of the embossed part not only for surface protection but also to enhance its three dimensional appearance. Metals suitable for embossing include aluminum, brass, steel and copper. In general, metals which have been galvanized are more easily embossed.

Here are the different design options for embossed nameplates:

3D Emboss – This embossing process will differentiate your product from the competition because of the intricate details it produces. 3D embossed nameplates are available in sculpted, multi-level and bevelled designs. Sculpted dies create different embossing heights on the same part creating intricate details and dimension that are not possible with 2D embossing. 3D designs produce specific dimensions to improve realistic aesthetics.

2D Emboss - This is the simplest embossing technique and is the frequent embossing choice in nameplates design. Typical embossed designs are logos, borders and background with an embossed height ranging from 005" to .025". Unlike 3D embossing, 2D embossing process creates only one level of dimension.

Deboss - Debossing process is actually similar to embossing except that it produces depressions or indentations rather than raised designs. Debossing, like embossing, uses a die to create recessions on the metal surface. It can either recess the design or raise the background of the design at original height for a recessed design effect. Its depressed designs create visual interest to the customers and produce an interesting urge to touch it. Debossing process also has 2D and 3D dies that can produce 2D and 3D graphics on the metal surface.

Pattern – Embossing technique is not only limited to selective part of any metal surface. It is also a creative way to enhance your nameplates’ background. Embossing can create interesting background with detailed textures that will definitely add depth to your metal nameplates.

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