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Nameplate Fabrication Services

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    MSI specializes in printing polycarbonate/polyester nameplates using screen and digital printing. These labels can be designed for both indoor and outdoor applications in thicknesses ranging from .005 -.125 and sizes of 30 x 46 for screen and 98" x unlimited for digital printing. Tolerances are typically +-.010. 3M adhesives make these nameplates long lasting in any application or environment.

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    MSI specializes in printing polycarbonate/polyester nameplates using screen and digital printing. These labels can be designed for both indoor and outdoor applications in thicknesses ranging from .005 -.125 and sizes of 30 x 46 for screen and 98" x unlimited for digital printing. Tolerances are typically +-.010. 3M adhesives make these nameplates long lasting in any application or environment.

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    Use embossing to give your nameplate depth and make it stand out from the competition. This low cost feature is inexpensive and easy to do. Let our expert artist help you enhance the look of your current nameplates.

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    Use embossing to give your nameplate depth and make it stand out from the competition. This low cost feature is inexpensive and easy to do. Let our expert artist help you enhance the look of your current nameplates.

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    These inexpensive nameplates are typically laminated with gloss, matte or velvet laminate to enhance durability and chemical resistance. MSI produces these nameplates on both roll and sheets. Printing can be done screen or digital depending on your graphics. Adhesives can be adjusted for all types of applications from powder coat, low surface energy plastics, high surface energy plastics to metals.

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    Silver/gold metallized polyester typically comes in gloss, matte and brushed silver. These inexpensive nameplates are typically laminated with gloss, matte or velvet laminate to enhance durability and chemical resistance. MSI produces these nameplates on both roll and sheets. Printing can be done screen or digital depending on your graphics. Adhesives can be adjusted for all types of applications from powder coat, low surface energy plastics, high surface energy plastics to metals.

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    Silver/gold metallized polyester typically comes in gloss, matte and brushed silver. These inexpensive nameplates are typically laminated with gloss, matte or velvet laminate to enhance durability and chemical resistance. MSI produces these nameplates on both roll and sheets. Printing can be done screen or digital depending on your graphics. Adhesives can be adjusted for all types of applications from powder coat, low surface energy plastics, high surface energy plastics to metals.

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    MSI’s custom printed texture can enhance the look of any nameplate by using gloss and textured finishes to highlight different parts of the nameplate.

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    MSI can now print a mirrored silver metallic ink. This ink is great way to enhance the look of your overlay and is extremely durable. Your engineers now have a way to make a plastic nameplate look metallic.

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    MSI produces metallic nameplates with beautiful brushed silver backgrounds. These nameplates give the look of metal with the durability of sub-surface polycarbonate.

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    Dome or bubble labels are good looking, durable and long lasting. A 10 year outdoor life combined with exceptional chemical resistance makes these nameplates a great choice both indoor or outdoor applications.

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    These nameplates are designed to look like an injection molded logo at a fraction of the cost. These nameplates are both outdoor durable (10 years) and chemical resistant. Quantities start as low as 250-500 pieces.

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    Got a special logo or design? We are experts at turning your digital file into a beautiful looking nameplate. Digitally printed nameplates can be manufactured using sub-surface printed polycarbonate/polyester or top printing pressure sensitive polyester or vinyl. With special laminates these nameplates can be both outdoor durable and chemical resistant.

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    Contour cutting is a great technique to give your nameplate a special look or identity.

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    Using custom texture over a 2mil silver matte polyester produces a stunning looking nameplate by combining the gloss and texture finishes.

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Marking Systems, Inc. manufactures nameplates for a variety of applications and industries. Our nameplates are manufactured to withstand outdoor environments, chemicals, scratches and UV exposure. These nameplates can also withstand temperature ranges from -40 – 450F and everything in between. Our customers use materials such as polycarbonate (Lexan), Autotype polyester, metallic polyester, vinyl, polyimide and polyurethane doming. 3M and Flexcon are the preferred adhesives MSI uses to either permanently or temporarily attach your nameplate. MSI can also add special features to make your nameplates stand out from the crowd such as custom texturing, contour cuts, embossing and transparent inks. As with most of our products these nameplates can be made with tolerances of +-.010.

Need help designing the right nameplate for your product: one that has the correct fit, form, function and good looks. MSI's in house graphics department is an excellent resource to help your company design the perfect nameplate.

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Nameplate Fabrication Service Highlights

Nameplate Types
Product Name
Model Number
Materials
Polycarbonate (Lexan)
Hard-Coated Polycarbonate (Marnot XL)
UV-1 Polycarbonate
Metallic Polyesters
Laminated Polyester
Vinyl (.002 and .004)
Polyurethane Doming
Finishes
Velvet
Satin
Matte
Gloss
Suede
Domed
Gloss Levels
100%
90%
75%
55%
40%
35%
20%
Selective UV Nitrogen Cured Hard Coat Velvet Texture
Metallic Colors
Silver
Gold
Copper
Metallic Finishes
Shiny (Mirror)
Matte
Brushed
Resistances
Cold/Heat (-40 to 275 °F)
Scratch
Chemical
UV / Outdoor (5 years +)
Thickness
.002 to .030 (or thicker) in
Maximum Length
120" Digital / 46" screen print
Maximum Width
48" Digital / 30" screen print
3M Laminating Adhesives
#200 family: 467MP (.002), 468MP (.005)
For: Metals and high surface energy plastics, 400F
#300 family: 9671 (.002), 9672 (.005)
For: Low surface energy plastics, 250F
#300LSE family: 9471LSE (.002) 9472LSE (.005)
For: Low surface energy plastics, 300F
#350 family: 9442 (.002), 9445 (.005)
For: Low surface energy plastics, less ouze, 450F
Adhesive Thickness
.002 to .005 (up to .125 with foam tape) in
Lamination Materials
Polyester (Clear gloss, Clear matte)
Polycarbonate (Velvet)
Lamination Finishes
Clear Gloss
Matte
Velvet
Lamination Thickness
.001 to .0065 in
Screened Clear Coat
Clear Gloss
Satin
UV Nitrogen Cured Hard Coat Velvet Texture
Screened Clear Coat Thickness
Less than .001 in
Tolerance (+/-)
Print to Cut: .010 in
Dimensions: .010 in
Inspection
Artwork
Screen
Printing
Laminating
Cutting
100% Final
Testing
Ink Adhesion Testing (Tape)
Additional Services
Doming
Art Services
Embossing
Thermoforming
Color Matching
Laminating
Back Scoring
Back Lit
Dead Front
Perfing
Kiss Cutting
Serialized Labels
Barcode Labels
2D Labels
Import Excel Spreadsheet
Kitting
Assembly
Production Volume
Prototype to Large Scale Runs
Typical Lead Time
2 to 3 weeks
Rush Services Available

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Telecommunications
Defense
Electrical
Medical
Industrial
Oil & Gas
Test & Measurement
Promotion
Intended Applications
Decorative Graphics
Power Supplies
Indoor Electronics
Cards
Cards
Signs
Displays
Banners
Industry Standards
ISO 9001:2008
G7 Color Matching Certified
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Efficiency
Electronic Data Exchange (EDI)
Documentation
First Article Inspection (FAI)
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
Certificates of Conformance (CoC)
Graphics File Formats
Adobe Illustrator (AI)
Adobe Photoshop (PS)
Adobe InDesign (ID)
Dimensions / Dies File Formats
AutoCAD (DWG, DXF)
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