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Why choose metal for nameplates?07 Feb 19


Matchless Durability

Metals like stainless steel, aluminium and brass are incredibly strong and able to stand the test of time, but they look clean and professional too for both engraved letters and logos or screen-printed designs. That said, aluminium is the very best option because graphics can be screen printed and sealed beneath the anodic layer, meaning you’re able to create a very dependable, weather-resistant plate with a long lifespan, even in outdoor environments. 


Incredibly Versatile

PVC and acrylic are two excellent materials, however, they’re not suitable for outdoor nameplates or signage. Metals are generally the best for both internal and external applications, and aluminum again leads the way. It’s rustproof and waterproof, and therefore weather-resistant, whilst it will last for decades before the material begins to fail or break down. This is exactly why the majority of offshore container plates and test plates are manufactured using aluminium.


Easy to customise

Metal is a fine option for simple or complex designs (engraved and screen-printed). It does however depend on the manufacturer, and here at 2G Products, we are specialists in all areas of customising nameplates, including screen-printing, digital printing, chemical etching and precision engraving.


Cost Effective

In addition to being very durable and versatile, it’s also important to understand just how cost effective metal can be for nameplates. Our manufacturing facilities are well suited to those requiring low, medium and high volumes, so we’re able to cater for all budgets. 


Professional Finish

In many cases, a nameplate is much more than a means of identifying a part, product or person, they’re also representative of your brand, and metal can deliver an attractive finish that you can be proud of. It’s obviously important to ensure the quality of the screen print or engraved design is of the highest quality, however, when you choose a metal like aluminium, you get a superb finish that last for decades to come. That’s exactly why it’s the go-to material for a wide range of industries, including automotive, transport, buildings, heat transfer, electronic and aviation.


Super lightweight

Okay so we’re not referring to all metals here, but aluminium in particular is extremely lightweight, with the typical durable qualities such as the ability to resist corrosion. Aluminium weighs just one third of steel so that goes to show just how high its strength to weight ratio is.

These are just a few of the benefits to using metal over wood or plastic, but the very best option is aluminium. The majority of our customers require high quality designs and a scratch and solvent resistant product that will last for many years to come, and nothing comes close to aluminium in this regard.