Nameplates & Product Identification

Specialty Printing & Processing specializes in low to high volume production of custom nameplates, data plates, serial plates, information plates and product identifications. The nameplate and product identification materials can be used independently or combined with color, texture and/or patterns to provide the desired appearance for printed graphic presentations, name branding recognition, and logo representation.

Custom fabrication and modification can be included for features such as additional effects, heavy-duty requirements, high-temperature environments, and serial number identification. In addition to those name plate printing services, Specialty Printing can add a protective, over-laminate film, such as pre-masks and pre-cleans, in order to provide temporary protection to the finished product.

The metal nameplates and product identifications are primarily screen-printed on stainless steel, aluminum, and brass, but may include painted or powder coated steel. Copper and aluminum are also utilized to provide shielding applications for some of our electrical and electro-mechanical customers as well as a few computer technology manufacturers.

Typical applications of nameplates and product identifications include:

  • Rating Plates
  • Instructional Markings
  • Dials & Scales
  • Corporate Identity
  • Machine Tags
  • Badges
  • Templates
  • Control panels

Namplates and Product Identification Capabilities

Sheet Sizes
Nameplates: up to 28″ x 84″
Product Identification: 4′ x 8′
Digital Roll Products: up to 26’ long for custom product identification labels
Up to 26′
Production Volumes
From 1 to 100,000’s
Flexible films
Rigid plastics
Stainless Steels
Mounting Options
Direct attachment holes
Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Nameplates
Engraved Markings
Etched Markings
Approved Process
Metalphoto Aluminum to comply with many MIL spec applications

Process Equipment

Screen Printing Equipment
M & R 5296 Patriot Screen Printing Press
Sias 4052 Screen Printing Press
Sias 3047 Screen Printing Press
American Cameo 2030 Screen Printing Press
Engraving/Marking Equipment
New Hermes Rotary Engraving System
Epilog Laser Engraving, Cutting and Marking system
AXYZ 5 x 10 CNC Router with I Cut
Cincinatti Super Jet III Jet Dryer 1,000,000 BTU
Multiple UV reactor drying systems
Cutting Equipment
Thomson American Clamshell Diecutter
Prism Digital Control Powercutter
Gerber M 3000 Digital Plotter, Cutter and Router
AXYZ Router with I-Cut
Laminating Equipment
Multiple Laminators: hot and cold, 24″ up to 64″
Packaging Equipment
ZED Blister Pack Machine
Shrink Wrap and Heat Tunnel Machines
Digital Printing Solutions
Mimaki JV150-130 Wide Format Printer
Mimaki JV300-160 Wide Format Printer
Mimaki UCJV300-130 Wide Format Printer
Mimaki JFX200-2513 UV Flatbed Printer: 4′ x 8′ x 2″
Mimaki UJF3042 & 6042 UV Flatbed Printers: 18″ x 26″ x 4″
HP Indigo 5600 High Speed Digital Printer
Epson 9800 Medium Width Printer
Gerber Edge Printing & Cutting System

Finishing Operations

Laser Engraving
Specialized in serialization and barcoding
Materials can be overlaminated with various films such as polyester, polycarbonate, or vinyl to provide protection, appearance or effect. Pressure sensitive adhesives can be laminated to films or sheets to facilitate mounting functionality for the finished part. We can put together multiple layers of different materials to create insulators, shielding components or custom constructions for special applications. Copper and aluminum foils are examples of products we utilize for those special needs.
Slitting is done to create a back or front slit in a protective liner to provide the crack and peel effect for pressure sensitive products. Slitting is also used as a lower cost alternative to pull tabs on pressure sensitive adhesive-backed products. Power shearing and back slitting, for example, are alternatives to tooling and diecutting. Back slits on parts are also advantageous for strategic part placement where only part of the liner is removed and the part can be handled or positioned easily.
Powercutting is the use of a guillotine power shear with a digital readout controller to semi precision cut films, thin gauge sheets and layered constructions into square or rectangular shapes. Our largest production cutter is 54″ wide, but we do special cutting up to 12′ for products such as banners and sign inserts. Shearing is our cutting process for rectangular sheet products in gauge metals.
Diecutting by means of using Steel Rule Dies is an industry standard for cutting shaped parts or parts with interior cutouts, tabs, or large volume. All of our roll labels are produced using tooling, but in many cases, common die shapes or sizes can use common tools. In our sheet-fed products we utilize Clamshell type diecutters. For smaller quantities or larger products, our Gerber M3000 can be utilized to kisscut or diecut products as a digital solution instead of a steel rule die purchase.