Processes

Choosing the right material and the right process to produce your product is very important to us. Our wide choices of material and processes enable us to offer more alternatives to produce the product you need with maximum durability and highest quality with cost effectiveness in mind. Please contact us if you would like assistance in determining the best material and process for your product.

Custom stamped tags

Stamping creates a sunken image through the use of a stamping die. Stamping is generally less expensive than embossing. Stamped images are very durable but may be less visible if painted over. Stamped images can be color filled with enamel for contrast.

Custom embossed nameplate

Embossing creates a raised image through the use of a die. Embossing is good alternative for imprinting where the tag or nameplate may be painted over or the image faces harsh environments.

Router / engraver, engraving custom plastic tags

Computerized Rotary: Computerized rotary engraving uses a metal cutter rotating in a spindle and controlled by a computer to engrave logos, text and numbers up to .020” deep primarily into laminated plastic and color anodized aluminum to leave a contrasting and durable image.

Custom etched brass tag

Etching is a process where acid burns into the material in areas not protected by photo polymer film that has been exposed to light through artwork film. Etching can produce and highly detailed images with good resolution. Generally images are from .003” to .025” deep.

Custom screen printed logo

Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate.

Custom photo anodized nameplates

Photo anodizing is a highly durable method of printing text, graphics and grayscale images (like photos) on aluminum that has been pretreated with light sensitive chemicals.

Custom printed vinyl sign

Digital graphics are output on high resolution printers and plotters on opaque and transparent vinyl, banner material, paper and card stocks and other substrates.