GSM Graphic Arts has been manufacturing nameplates since 1974. We have a range of plastic and metal nameplate processes suitable for both interior and exterior applications.
Anodised aluminium nameplates
These offer a durable finish whereby the text detail is sealed within the grain of the aluminium. The aluminium is electrically charged within a sulphuric acid solution which forces the surface to oxidise in a controlled manner and opens the pores. Ink is then either silkscreen printed or digitally printed into the pores and the aluminium is then sealed to provide a hard wearing finish. The digital printing option makes the process suitable for low volume requirements as well as long run production requirements.
Etched stainless steel nameplates
A very durable option for harsh environments common in the Oil & Gas industry where the nameplates need to withstand offshore, marine and extreme climate applications. The nameplates are produced by chemically etching the text detail from the surface of the material and this is then paint infilled to provide contrast for ease of reading. We can also offer screen printed stainless steel nameplates on which the text detail is surface printed onto the stainless steel providing a more economical option.
These are a traditional nameplate which can be either etched and infilled or screen printed. They are lacquered for outdoor applications and provide a long lasting finish.
Aluminium, stainless steel & brass nameplates are available in a range of thicknesses and can be supplied with either self-adhesive tape or fixing holes.
Under surface printed onto Polycarbonate, Polyester or acrylic these provide a durable finish as the text is visable through the material itself. Acrylic nameplates can be produced on material up to 10mm thick and are laser cut to size to give a good ‘polished’ finish to the edges. The plastic nameplates can be digitally printed for low volume requirements and, with the laser cutting option, tooling is not required.
For further information on GSM’s range of nameplate processes call our Sales Team on +44 (0)1845 522184 or click here to request a quotation.