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Use CNC Machining for More Complex Parts

There’s a larger barrier to entry in physicals parts businesses than with online businesses because of the manufacturing component. But knowing where to go and what machining procedure to use can simplify the process. Why is CNC machining better than traditional...

Make Your Tickets More Secure and Beautiful

If your business is all about events and activities, then you need good tickets. Printable PDFs aren’t only a bit lackluster in the presentation department, they’re easy to duplicate and forge. They’re also not long-term mementos of important...

Make Your Business Pop with Embossing

Getting attention for your business is hard. Online competition is at an all-time high, and capturing even a few seconds of your target market’s time seems impossible. Advertising off the screen has even more challenges: print is often seen as boring (when...

Use CNC Machining for Prototype Parts

Different machining and manufacturing processes fit different circumstances. If you need a bulk production of simple solids, mold injection can get you identical products; if you need modifications and custom tags, engraving works. But if you’re testing new...

Name Recognition Begins With A Logo Plate

A logo represents your brand, your company, your team, or your organization. When a logo is created, it is done so that when seen, there is instant recognition. If you think Ford, Harley Davidson, or Bose, we are quite certain that their logo can be easily pictured in...

3 Benefits of Electroforming

Many forming processes work by taking material away from a block of the raw substance. This can be done by die-cutting, where a template is pressed into the material and the excess is removed, or laser engraving that burns and melts material away. Electroforming, on...

Get Cleanly Cut Edges with Laser Cutting

Whether you’re manufacturing computer parts that need to interlock tightly or nameplates with sharp business logos, laser cutting is one of the most popular etching processes. Not only can it bring your designs to life quickly, the design is clean and precise....

Get Your Supply Ready Quickly with Die Cutting

Satisfying demand relies on having the parts and products as soon as a customer orders them. While this has always been true, companies like Amazon are forcing quick turn-around to be even quicker and for large stocks of a product to be available at all hours. Get...

Use Our Expertise To Get The Best In Data Plates

When considering ordering data plates for your product, you want to order the best in the industry. Data plates contain information that needs to be clear, corrosion free, and may even have to withstand the elements. Whether attached to vehicles, ladders, tools, or...

How to Highlight Your Business with Embossing

Adding the right combination of features and novelties to your brand helps makes your business memorable. Embossing can add just the right texture elements to make your products refined, noticeable, and universally accessible. What is embossing? Embossing uses a mold...

Laser Engraving For Enhanced Security

Do you need rugged nameplates that can stand up to the elements for a lifetime? But outdoor products or equipment may need more than just an identity plate. Outdoor exposure also creates risk for theft. To create a nameplate that has an element of security designed...

Labels Are Key To Brand Identity

How is the public perceiving your company’s products or services? What methods are being used to send the right messaging? Do they truly reflect the values of your business? Are they appealing to consumers? For a boost in sales and growth, it may be time to...

What to Consider for Your Brand Identity

With all the images people see everyday, getting them to think of you when a need arises that you can help with is challenging. Brand Identity is what gets your customers, whether current or potential, to think of you first. Here’s what you need to consider if...

The Process of Embossing

Embossing is a process that marks or decorates a surface with a raised design. One of the greatest benefits to embossing is that it can be done in various materials including, but not limited to: paper, plastic, leather, titanium, aluminum, and copper. There are so...

Top Four Reasons to Choose Die Cutting

At Detroit Name Plate Etching we use a variety of methods to produce name plates.  One of those processes is die cutting.  This involves the use of a die which is pressed into a material, such as metal, to produce a shape.  Although die cutting may not be seen as...

Why Is Screen Printing So Popular?

Perhaps we can all thank pop artists of the 1960s for the widespread popularity of screen printing today. Although one of the most common methods to mass produce branded materials economically, screen printing is so much more than a means to create colorful signage or...

3 Tips For Selecting A Metal Forming Company

A signage project that requires the technique of metal forming means taking great care in selecting the right team of craftsman. Metal forming is not your average metal fabrication process. Partner with the wrong company and you may end up with signage that...

Laser Engraving – What’s In A Name?

Processes like laser etching or laser marking may sound synonymous with laser engraving. However, they are actually distinctly different methods. And there are reasons to opt for one over the other. Laser Marking: This method uses a slow moving beam to discolor metal...

Brand Recognition: Logo Plates

Logo Plates provide a wonderfully simple and elegant way to increase your company’s brand name and logo design recognition. Enhance your products with a customer designed logo plate. At Detroit Name Plate Etching, we fill orders for many corporations and larger...

The Art of The Diamond Cut Etching Process

When people think of a name plate, they probably think of a team logo, or the number tags on auditorium seats and lockers. The fact is, that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to engraved name plates. Nameplate etching can serve a variety of functions with...

Why Choose Chemical Etching?

Chemical Etching is the process of corroding metal in a highly controlled manner in order to achieve a visible design, numbers, or words. Almost all metals can be etched and it is often a cost-effective alternative to other traditional machining processes. History...

3 Things You Need to Build Your Personal Brand

A shrewd entrepreneur or anyone else who works in the world of business knows that branding goes beyond simply marketing the business entity itself. The best entrepreneurs understand that they must market themselves. And to do that, you need to be equipped with the...

CNC Machining for Repetition and Accuracy

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is the process manufacturers use to accurately reproduce parts. What makes it unique is a computerized system and control console that enable the operator to program the machine to manufacture custom parts with absolute...

A Few Details About Etching

The practice of etching dates back to the 16th century at the latest. The first confirmed instance of an etched plate is an Urs Graf work dated 1513.⁽¹⁾ There are indications to assume that this practice was used to decorate armor and weapons before this, but such...

An Introduction to Dye Sublimation

Dye Sublimation is a printing process typically used for photographs, or to produce a photo-quality graphic, onto a wide variety of materials. The difference between laser printing and dye sublimation: Most people are familiar with laser and inkjet printers, as they...

The Many Uses For Data Plates

If you run a business where safety is a constant concern, then you know simply putting up a sign is often not enough. They can fall down, become faded, and are susceptible to environmental damage. A great alternative to basic signage is a data plate. These durable...

Metalphoto: Durable Aluminum Printing

Metalphoto, also called photosensitive aluminum, is a type of aluminum and process in which images can be printed onto the metal as easily as paper. The image produced is ultra high-definition and sits below the protective (anodized) layer, providing...