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Hundreds of options to fit the needs and budget of your customers

When marking commercial nameplates, decorative plates and signage, the material you choose is a very important decision.  Some materials will hold up better in harsh environments, some will provide a more upscale look and others will only work with specific imprinting processes.

ID Plates also provides customization options to handle your projects big and small.

Available Materials

One of the most popular due to its ease-of-use (shearing, die cutting, engraving), economy and availability in a variety of colors.  It is also often created from recycled material, which makes it very popular for those looking for “green” products.  Available in thickness from .020″ to .125″

Anodized Aluminum: This product is created through a process which allows color to penetrate the pores of the aluminum, resulting in an actual change in the color of the metal surface. Anodized aluminum is harder and more resistant to abrasion and corrosion.

Coated Aluminum: Available in a variety of colors.  Typically used in the award, trophy and decorative nameplate market.

Painted Aluminum: Used for commercial signs, nameplates and other industrial uses.  Available in a variety of colors.

Our brass is available in several types/colors including alloy 260 yellow, 353 leaded and 230 gold.  Most brass nameplates are chemically etched and color filled or frosted for a sophisticated look.  Thickness range from .016″ ro .125″ and the finishes can be bright or satin.

Also known as German Nickel is in the copper and brass family, but it is silver in color and can be utilized in many of the same applications as brass.  Nickel silver is available in thicknesses of .018″ and .040″.

A soft metal which has a reddish-orange color.  Copper is very desirable for the elegant look.  Our copper is available in alloy 110 with a satin finish only.  Thickness range from .020″ to .125″.

Available in both magnetic and non-magnetic forms, this product offers several varieties of hardness and corrosion resistance. Excellent for commercial nameplates in hard environments.  Available in thickness from .018″ to .125″.  Available allows 430, 304 and 316.

Available Processes

Available in both magnetic and non-magnetic forms, this product offers several varieties of hardness and corrosion resistance. Excellent for commercial nameplates in hard environments.  Available in thickness from .018″ to .125″.  Available allows 430, 304 and 316.

Screen printing is a process that involves forcing ink through a screen stencil with a squeegee onto the material only printing onto the image. The screen-printing process provides vivid, colorfast images with durability and high resolution.

Multiple screens can be used to produce a multicolored image or design. Because the artwork is baked on enamel ink, this is a highly durable solution for many nameplates.

Printed image is baked in making this a very durable solution.

Sublimation is the process by which an image printed on paper is transferred to another surface (or substrate). Dye sublimation converts an image directly from a solid to a gas under heat and pressure, causing them to bond with materials such as the metals we use.

Prevents scratching as image is encapsulated in the subsurface.

Digital printing involves using flatbed UV digital printers that is a durable, full color process.

Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital based image directly to variety of media. Digital printing can save you money by avoiding all the technical steps needed to make printing plates. It also allows for on demand printing, short turn around, and even a modification of the image (variable data) with each impression.

Cost effective because it avoids needing multiple steps to process.

Laser engraving gives designers and engineers flexibility when choosing materials and graphic concepts.  Laser engraving is often used when needing bar coding and other highly detailed identification.

Best solution for variable information, detail and details on nameplates.

Sheet metal embossing is a process for producing raised or sunken designs or relief in sheet metal.

Image is permanent even under harsh conditions because the emboss is still legible.

ID Plates offers a variety of bar coding solutions including standard UPCs, 2D barcodes, Data Matrix codes up to ECC200 standards and GS1 databars.

Bar coding and numbering is available in most processes.  Consult us for more information.

ID Plates offers numbering solutions through digital printing, metal stamping and screen-printing.

ID Plates has been fabricating custom metal products for over fifty years with a focus on delivering excellence in quality, service and customer satisfaction.  Our fabrication department is ISO compliant and capable of handling a wide range of metal fabrication methods including shearing, hole-punching, bending and forming, embossing, die cutting and many other processes.

  • Holes/Slots
  • Countersunk holes
  • Corners (inverted, round or clipped)
  • Finished backsides (satin only)
  • Adhesive backing
  • Magnetic backing
  • Bending/Forming
  • Embossing/Debossing
  • Doming
  • Laser cutting
  • Beveled edges
  • Consecutive stamped serial numbers (available sizes: 1/16″, 1/8″, 5/32″,1/4″)

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Rhonda Lee Landwermeyer
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Direct: 214-393-2012
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Regional Sales Manager
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Senior Sales Manager
Direct: 214-393-2027
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Our World Class Customer Service Team

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Customer Service
Direct: 214-393-2017
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Customer Service
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Customer Service
Direct: 214-393-2016
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