Which Fonts are Great for Use on Embossed Nameplates?

Embossed Nameplates


When you have embossed nameplates customized, one of the things you will need to decide on will be the font to use with these. If you are to use your logo or brand on these, then you don’t really need to worry about such a decision. If you are to write something else on these tags though, you might want to check out the many fonts that are ideal for such a marking method.

Not all fonts will look great when embossed on metal. There are some that look better than others when this marking medium is used. Here are some fonts that you might want to consider when you are trying to create amazing looking embossed plates:


Goudy Old Style – this is one font that looks great when embossed. This is because this font is simple enough to not create rather complicated copy on your metal plates. This font was invented by Frederic Goudy, and is distinguishable by its balanced and graceful design. It does have a few artistic touches to it, like the diamond shaped dots on lower case I’s and J’s, and the curved ear that can be found on the lower case G. It is a serif type of font.


Script – if you are looking to create rather artistic and old-fashioned looking text on metal nameplates, then script is probably a good font to use. This is one of the fancier fonts you will find being used on embossed nameplates, and are often used for when a more intricate font is required. There are actually quite a number of script fonts for you to choose from, and these are divided into two types – the formal script fonts and the casual script fonts. Formal script fonts are those that originate from the seventeenth and eighteenth century, and which have been used by those who write using quill pens. Casual script fonts on the other hand are those that evolved from old script fonts, and are written using ballpoint pens and other modern writing instruments.


Times New Roman – probably one of the most commonly used fonts around the Times New Roman is a font that looks good no matter how it is printed. It is a serif font that was first used in The Times, a British newspaper, in 1931. This font was used by the newspaper until 1971, after which a variation of this font was then used for printing the paper with. It is one of the most widely used fonts today, with this particular font option being chosen frequently by word processing program users and by book publishers worldwide.

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