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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...

Embossing Stands The Test Of Time

Embossing is one of many techniques offered by Detroit Name Plate Etching which produces name plates, metal tags, and data tags, to name a few. Embossing is a stamping process which produces raised or sunken letters, numbers, or designs in sheet metals. Since the...

Electro Forming for Micro Thin Finishes

In metal fabrication, certain products require extreme precision resulting with a superior finish. Electro forming is the most effective process in this case. It creates metal parts atom by atom in a process that “electrodeposits” the material onto an...

What Is Die Cutting and When Should You Use It?

If you need a product mass manufactured in a specific shape with consistent proportions, die cutting is the most efficient and precise process available. Read on for an introduction to the die cutting process, and see if it is right for your project. How does die...

Logo Plates That Last

The most important design that will ever be created for your business is your logo. It features your company name or initials. With the addition of a little color and graphics, it represents who you are and what you do – the overall image of your company. They can be...

Data Plates for Durability

Metal data plates are ideal in applications where a manufacturer requires a permanent solution for information readable by humans or electronic devices. This type of label is manufactured to last for the lifetime of the product or part. They can be printed, stamped,...

Screen Printing for Every Environment

Screen printing is one of the most relied upon technologies in commercial printing. It allows the use of color in a way that is distinctive from other forms of printing. Three considerations are of particular importance when choosing screen printing. These are:  Color...

Laser Cutting: A Precise, Cost-Effective Option

At Detroit Name Plate Etching, we’re pleased to offer laser cutting services to our customers. Laser cutting is great for custom shapes and hole patterns in your projects. DNPE uses high-powered CO2 lasers to cut uncommon shapes to meet your exact...

All About Dye Sublimation

Dye sublimation is a versatile solution for many custom printing needs. But what is dye sublimation, and why would you choose it for your products? How Does It Work? Sublimation is the process of going from a solid to a gas without becoming a liquid (like dry ice)....

How To See Beautiful Colors In Screen Printing

When planning your commercial screen printing projects, choosing the best colors is important. Your product should look how you planned it and reflect your company. But did you know that all people see colors slightly differently? It’s true, and professional...

Should I Use Injection Molding For My Logo?

Injection molding is the most common method of producing plastic parts, including items such as car dashboards, patio furniture, and storage tubs, as well as small pieces like interlocking toy parts, keyboard buttons, and product identification logos. Here’s a simple...

Using Your Brand Identity to the Fullest

There is nothing so important to a business as the brand identity. It is the first thing that people see, and it is the one thing they will always recognize immediately. Using your brand identity to the fullest is the best business decision you could ever make. Is...

Laser Engraving – Enhance Your Product

Laser engraving is used in many ways to enhance products and companies. While it is used typically as an “add-on” when variable data is required on a nameplate, it can be used for much more. Here are some examples you can use laser engraving to enhance...

Improving Your Corporate Image with Brand Identity

One primary role in maintaining a corporate image or brand is the company’s identity. You can create a brand identity in different ways, but at the initiation of the company, the logo is usually the first option. In fact, it carries a lot of importance because that is...

DNPE acquires The Darson Corp.

A new year brings exciting news.  Detroit Name Plate Etching Company would like to take this opportunity to announce the acquisition of The Darson Corporation. A Detroit based supplier of high quality flexible vinyl and polyester decals and polycarbonate overlays. We...