Metal Nameplate Manufacturer

KDM is your leading metal nameplate manufacturer and supplier. We developed thousands of metal nameplates for decades to support your business and brand. 

  • Available in different metal materials
  • Lightweight and sturdy
  • Anti-rust and tarnish proof
  • High glossy

Custom Metal Nameplate for Your Business

A metal nameplate is a form of labeling, branding, relying upon product identification, business, company information, safety instructions, rules, or regulations. Accessible in sturdy and high-quality metal materials, including aluminum, brass, zinc, stainless steel, etc. 

The best thing about metal nameplates is providing unsurpassed features and unique qualities. That is constructed to resist indoor and outdoor use and endure extreme temperatures that can be exposed. Furthermore, metal nameplate attributes the following features: lightweight, highly protected against rust, corrosion, stains, and unbreakable. 

KDM offers different types of metal nameplates. It is produced in various sizes, materials, thicknesses, surface finish, and printing processes intended for certain applications. 

Product By Features

Custom Metal Nameplate
Custom Metal Nameplate

The custom metal nameplate is available in square, scallop, or scallop corners. Customizable with aesthetic fonts, signatures, quotations, messages, designs, colors, styles, etc. 

Office Metal Nameplate
Office Metal Nameplate

The office metal nameplate is the best choice in designing your desk office. Available in copper, silver, gold, etc. It is has a built-in stand and suitable for waiting rooms, receptions, etc. 

Decorative Metal Nameplate
Decorative Metal Nameplate

The decorative metal nameplate has attractive styles and appearance beneficial for labeling, branding, and also as unique decoration in your offices, rooms, stores, cafes, restaurants, etc.

Zinc Alloy Metal Nameplate
Zinc Alloy Metal Nameplate

The zinc alloy metal nameplate can form into various nameplate styles and patterns, which are easy to read and understand. It has the best qualities of being durable, sustainable for indoor surroundings.

Stainless Steel Metal Nameplate
Stainless Steel Metal Nameplate

Nameplates from stainless steel can resist element exposure, abrasion, and harsh conditions—ideal to use both indoors and outdoors.

Metal Uniform Nameplate
Metal Uniform Nameplate

The metal uniform nameplate is specified according to the particular profession or application used. It has good-quality engraved names, text, and symbols that are clean and easy to identify.

Wall-Mount Metal Nameplate
Wall-Mount Metal Nameplate

The wall-hanging metal nameplate provides a more accurate display and identification of names and brands. It is easy to install on different wall surfaces in any area. 

Metal Hanging Nameplate
Metal Hanging Nameplate

The metal hanging nameplate is intentionally designed for product identification, business promotion, and services: accessible smooth finish, perfect textures, and color options. 

Custom Metal Belt Buckle Nameplate
Metal Belt Buckle Nameplate

The custom metal belt buckle nameplate is crafted with versatile letters and numbers combinations that add beauty to your casual appearance and outfit. 

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KDM Metal Nameplate Features

Rust Proof
Rust Proof

KDM metal nameplates are highly impervious to rust, and tarnish and can better withstand exposure to various substances, chemicals, dirt, dust, and other weather conditions. 


The creation of metal nameplates is attributed to unmatched qualities and features. It can easily be marked and designed through different processes like engraving, etching, embossing, digital printing, etc. 


Most KDM metal nameplates are lightweight since they are created using thin and robust metal sheet materials. However, these nameplates are easy to maintain and environmentally safe. 

Custom Shapes and Sizes
Custom Shapes and Sizes

A wide selection of metal nameplates is available in custom sizes and shapes. Besides, the entire sizes and shapes also depend on the requested and required wordings, artworks, and logos. 

Metal Nameplate Design Processes

KDM has skilled designers with a complete set of equipment to do various methods for decorating nameplates. Some processes include:

  • Embossed: finishes feature extensive identification, ideal for showing company numbers, names, and locations. It is pushing up the material to form characters on the front.
  •  Stamping: This is recessing characters to the metals with impressions. It provides variable information and serialization.
  • Metalphoto: This process feature corrosion and abrasion resistance. It accommodates information, designs, and images.
  • Screen Printing: This is a fully customized colored nameplate. It provides elegant and multicolored looks.

Moreover, we also do etching, engraving, wrap up, and more decoration designs. 

Nameplate Process
Nameplate Applications

Custom Metal Nameplate Uses

Numerous metal-made nameplates are customized, depending on their uses. The following states some of them:

  • High-risk areas
  • Elevators
  • Warehousing
  • Appliances
  • Vehicle engines
  • Aviation identifications
  • Brand awareness
  • Employees name
  • Vehicle engines
  • Custom

If you desire accurate and satisfying metal nameplates, message us for immediate assistance!

KDM Metal Nameplates Materials

Different nameplates are produced using various metal materials. They are customized according to the requirements of applications. We have:

  • Stainless Steel: The nameplates made from stainless steel are easy to read. The etching method with this material is perfect for serial numbers and other vital details.
  • Aluminum: This material features nameplate lighter weight ad durability- perfect as boundary markers and instructions.
  • Brass: Brass is the material that provides unique color, ideal for decorative nameplates, displaying logos and names.
  • Bronze: Bronze offers a red or copper tone, suitable as a nameplate on the plaques and business logos. 
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KDM Metal Nameplate Customization

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Nameplate 2

KDM metal nameplate is the top option for any nameplate demands. It comes with salient features and advantages, making them the best possible product with broad applications.

The metal-made nameplates can cope with extreme temperatures (low or high) and rough environments. Due to the material’s durability, it will not break or melt, rendering long service years. 

Remarkably, metals are versatile materials. Utilizing them for nameplates is ideal since they allow creativity and endless options for the procedure. The following are the most common ways: stamping, etching, engraving, embossing, silk-screened, digitally printed, etc.

The creation of metal nameplates undergoes different advanced manufacturing processes (compression etching, oxidizing, rubbering, polishing, and covering etching). The procedures make the nameplate impervious to rust, water, dirt, dust, and harmful chemicals.

Contact us now and let us be your trusted partner. Together we will turn your nameplate design into reality.

Choose KDM to Custom Metal Nameplate Specifications

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KDM Metal Nameplates Other Benefits

Utilizing accurate nameplates for different applications provides a wide range of benefits, which includes:

  • Their durability makes them last for a long time.
  • Various adhesion selections, which include fasteners
  • Provides eye-catching finishes 
  • Easy to customize according to necessities
  • Available with sealed graphics for extended time readability
  • Can withstand temperature changes without damaging

KDM assures advantageous metal nameplates with precise sizes, shapes, decoration, and prints. Feel free to communicate with us for further information and services!

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In choosing nameplates, it is vital to consider the following information as an additional reference:

  • Dimensions: The product dimensions(length, thickness, and shape) are open for customization. 
  • Corners: Enhancing the product corners has options ranging from scalloped, rounded, squared, etc. 
  • Materials:  The material can resist corrosion or put high regard on color.
  • Adhesive or fasteners: The user must consider the surface finish to choose the suitable glue and wall fasteners for stability.
  • Finishes: In some cases, lamination and protective coating are suitable to improve overall product lifespan.

KDM Metal Name Plate Application

Metal Nameplate for Home
Metal Nameplate for Home

KDM provides many options for custom metal nameplates for homes. It is available in many different designs with many features such as corrosion to rust.

Metal Nameplate for Door
Metal Nameplate for Door

KDM has a wide range of door nameplates for office uses. Choose from brass, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper with engraved designs.

Metal Nameplate for Office
Metal Nameplate for Office

We have a wide range of metal office nameplates that is lightweight and durable. Multiple finishes such as copper, brass, aluminum, and more. KDM can customize your office metal nameplate according to your text personalization.

Metal Nameplate for Desk
Metal Nameplate for Desk

KDM provides desk metal nameplates with free custom text personalization. These nameplates can be copper, stainless, brass, or aluminum. Different designs and sizes are accessible.

Metal Nameplate with Desk Holder
Metal Nameplate with Desk Holder

KDM can manufacture personalized metal nameplates with desk holders. We use high-quality materials such as copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and many more. The nameplates are printed in vibrant colors.

Metal Nameplate Manufacturer
KDM - Metal Nameplate Manufacturer in China

KDM manufactures personalized metal nameplates for your business. We provide excellent product quality and services to our customers!

  • KDM becomes our reliable source for our growing business. We have small quantity orders but KDM is very helpful to produce and develop high-quality orders.

  • The nameplate from KDM surpassed our expectations. They provide our purchase order on time at a reasonable price.

  • We really love our new nameplates. Thank you KDM! Highly recommended!

Metal Nameplate: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

If you are looking for any information about metal nameplate, you will find it right here.

Whether you want to learn about features, designs or fabrications processes – all information you need is right here.

So, keep reading to learn more.

What Is Metal Nameplate?

A Metal Nameplate is a technique of displaying a mechanism, logo or person to be in use as an identifier in the long term.

The Metal Nameplates design, manufacture and its eventual production is done using durable metals that have data or information permanently placed on them.

Metal nameplate

metal nameplate

What Are The Uses Of Metal Nameplates?

Metal Nameplates have a variety of applications including:

High Risk Areas

A very important function of the Metal Nameplate is to convey warnings about a location, area or device.

Employees are protected when proper labelling is placed while government requirements are also met at the same time.

All areas that that contain dangerous chemicals and risky conditions should have proper nameplate signage.

 Brand Awareness

Besides the usual advertisements in the media, Metal Nameplates offer a cheap and simpler form of brand awareness.

The kind of Metal Nameplate will depend on its permanence, location and whether they can be taken by the customers.

Scales And Dials

Scales and dials are very essential for gauging conditions, substances and other manufacturing industry factors.

Metal Nameplates can be custom-made to exactly fit an industry’s need with readings matching precise method of manufacturing.

Metal Nameplates used in measuring devices, dials and scales have exceptional precision and accuracy.

They also contain customized logos, different color zones, warnings and part numbers.

Aviation Identification

The Aviation Authorities have made it legally mandatory for all airplanes to have a Metal Nameplates.

They contain information such as the planes manufacturer, its model, the engine rating, certification and serial numbers.

The Metal Nameplate has to withstand extreme fire temperatures and made from a metal that is very durable.

Government regulations stipulate that it should be placed on the aircrafts exterior where it is easily accessible.

Barcode And User Identification (UID)

User Identification

Barcodes are very useful when it comes to tracking inventory and its control.

Metal Nameplates are sturdier and last longer hence are used in tracking heavy duty and more complex equipment

The Metal Nameplate UID can be a priority identifier for the company, a short product description or just a part number.

Industrial barcodes have a length determined by the kind of information incorporated in the barcode.

Electric Equipment

Electric Equipment

Of all the devices that are available in the workplace, the most dangerous ones are the electronic equipment.

Serious injuries can occur if such equipment are mishandled or improper guidance is used.

A Metal Nameplate gives the equipment operation instructions, its rating, serial number, model and weight.

In most cases, a list of safety hazards is provided with instructions for first aid emergency contacts.

What Are The Methods Of Writing On Metal Nameplates?

Metal Nameplates can have information placed on their surfaces in very many different ways including:

Hot Stamping

This process involves the use of a stamping foil, press and a die.

The die is heated up using a press, which then transfers ink onto the plate to be marked from the foil.

After the press is disengaged, a permanent impression that is clear and crisp is created.

A permanent bond is made between the foil and the plate surface through a thermal bonding procedure.

hot stamping metal nameplate

hot stamping metal nameplate


In this procedure, a design, image or text is imprinted on piece of metal plate using pressure and force.

The metal plate is a die with two halves and pressure applied for it to be squeezed thus forming an impression.

The embossed image is permanently placed on the metal workpiece by the compressive force.

The result is a clear and precise raised text that I durable and readable and can withstand harsh environmental conditions.

Embossed metal name plate

embossed metal nameplate

Screen Printing

This is a very cost-efficient process whereby a stencil from mesh screen is put on top of the plate.

Epoxy and ink are then applied using a squeegee once the stencil is placed in position.

A surface finish is applied to ensure permanence of the print and protect the image created and the surface.

screen printed metal nameplate

screen printed metal nameplate


In Lithography, photosensitive emulsion is used to cover a brushed or rough-surfaced printing plate.

The surface emulsion has the negative of the required image pressed into it.

The image is printed into the emulsion by directing an ultraviolet light at the surface.

The Metal Nameplate for printing is left after washing away the undeveloped part of the photosensitive emulsion.


Anodizing is the process of using directed electrical current and sulfuric acid for the forceful oxidation of Aluminum.

The pores of the aluminum are opened and a variety of color dies are introduced permanently becoming part of the Aluminum.

An image, word or design is created by placing color selectively using a screen or stencil.

These Nameplates have a rugged surface and are durable and resistant to severe conditions like weather and corrosion.

anodized metal nameplate

anodized metal nameplate


In this method, an image is either incised, etched or carved onto a metal plate by gouging, scraping or cutting the surface.

The computer numerical controlled machine (CNC) or laser marking technique completes the design creation.

engraving metal nameplate

engraving metal nameplate


Etching involves a recessed image created when an acid eats away the plate surface producing a finely detailed design.

A waxy substance is used to shield the metal parts that are not being etched.

More pronounced images are formed the longer the metal plate stays in immersed in the acid.

The plate is removed immediately the required etching level is achieved.

Etching metal name plate

Etching metal nameplate

What Are The Benefits Of Embossing A Metal Nameplate?

Embossing Metal Nameplates gives an upper hand in marketing a business. User awareness is improved by ensuring a text or image is very easy to see.

An embossed company logo elicits increased brand recognition due to enhanced visibility.

Embossed Nameplates are very durable because the metal softens at first but hardens after cooling creating more strength.

They can withstand extreme operating environments thus increasing their lifespan.

What Are The Advantages Of Metal Nameplates?

Metal Nameplates come with its pros and cons in their industry applications. They include:

Advantages Of Metal Nameplate

  • Placing Metal Nameplates aids in the identification of an equipment or a person’s importance. Such information increases the understanding of the equipment, process or person.
  • Metal Nameplates allow for stress-free access to information on an equipment or process thus eliminating the need for further guidance or direction.
  • Metal Nameplates that are produced professionally planned and produced give the impression of stability with trust and professionalism observed.
  • Using Metal Nameplates aids in efficient organization of inventory and a clear structure in processes, machinery operations or the office.
What Are Damages That Affect Metal Nameplates?

Some Metal Nameplates easily depreciate with loss of readability subject to the prevailing environmental conditions.

Some of the factors that easily render Metal Nameplates ineffective include:


Abrasion is the manner in which a surface scrapes off resulting in its wearing away and degradation.

Metal Nameplates which experience this are the ones that are prodded, pushed or touched constantly.

It makes the instructions or icons on the Nameplate hard to see creating a very dangerous environment.

Metal Nameplates with the characteristic of abrasion resistance is suitable for such situations.


Extreme heat from engines, exposure to sunlight and cold temperatures can affect the Metal Nameplate found in such environments.

Extreme temperatures interfere with the adhesion and also distort wordings and images printed on the Nameplate.

Fading is also experienced in extreme sunlight exposure.

Metal Nameplates that can withstand high temperatures are recommended with high temperature labels.


Some chemicals react with the metal surface and the Nameplate print when exposed over a long time.

Chemicals such as acetone, gas or alcohol can either interfere with adhesion, remove the ink or spoil printed labels.



Corrosion is the process by which electrochemical or chemical reactions gradually destroy the Metal Nameplate.

Nameplates placed in hot and moist environments tend to have a faster rate of corrosion.

What Are The Materials Used In Making Metal Nameplates?

Some of the materials used in Metal Nameplates manufacturing include:


Aluminum is a metal that is remarkably strong and able to withstand any extreme environmental conditions.

In as much as it’s durable, its qualities are greatly improved when other metals are alloyed with it.

aluminum metal nameplate

aluminum metal nameplate

Aluminum is flexible and this enables it to be compatible with many Nameplate processes.

This is because embedding or printing images on it becomes quite easy.


Brass is an alloy of Zinc and Copper and is very durable and lightweight with impeccable resistance to extreme weather.

It is soft in nature making it suitable for deformation using techniques like embossing, stamping and etching.

Brass nameplate

brass nameplate

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is a combination of both Iron and Chromium and extremely sturdy.

It is resistant to extremities such as abrasion, weather, chemical and wear.

Its durability is largely because of its weight which is higher than that of Aluminum.

This means that it can also be welded when placing it.

stainless steel nameplate

stainless steel nameplate


Bronze is closely similar to Brass but with a copper or red color to it.

Because of its color and characteristic malleability, it is preferred for decorative Metal Nameplate tag.

bronze nameplate

Bronze nameplate

Finishes such as light milling and brushing give it an ornamental look.

Its major advantages are that it is resistant to both metal fatigue and corrosion.

What Are The Factors To Consider When Designing A Metal Nameplate?

Some of the factors that need to be considered when designing a Metal Nameplate include:

  • Objective: the brand image and message conveyed should be enough to fit the Metal Nameplate and convey an accurate message.
  • Colors: the colors to be used on the nameplate will determine the type of process that will be used to produce it.
  • Cost: informed choices should be made bearing in mind one’s requirements in relation to the budget.
  • Graphics: the graphics to be included should be considered beforehand to settle on the most appropriate manufacture style.
  • Shape and Size: the overall dimensions should be able to fit well on the intended target placement without interfering with anything else.
  • Attachment: the method that will be used to fix the nameplate on its final placement should be considered.
  • Environment: a list of the product specifications should be provided together with the environmental requirements that should be adhered to.

Appearance: The Metal Nameplate should be clearly visible and the overall effect correctly achieved.

What Are The Factors To Consider When Choosing Metal Nameplate?

Some of the important factors considered while sourcing for a Metal Nameplate include:

  • Design: the nameplate should be able to be customized the way one wants the product or message displayed.
  • Process: there are various processes used to manufacture Metal Nameplates. These process differ slightly with each having its unique features.
  • Environment/Function: the purpose for the Metal Nameplate and the environment in which it will be placed will regulate the product specifications.

Material: various Metal Nameplate materials are available that best suits the environment that the product is going to operate in.

What Are The Optional Finishes That Increase Durability Of Metal Nameplate?

The finishes that can extend the lifespan of Metal Nameplates are:

a) Aluminum Etching

b) Screen Printing

What Are The Methods Used To Place Metal Nameplates?

The Metal Nameplate placement revolves on how the design was made for it to be affixed. The different placement methods are:


The most secure and very common mechanical ways of attaching Nameplates are fasteners, screws, clips and rivets.

This is a durable method with the placement being permanent and maintaining the exact needed position.


This is the most cost effective way of affixing Metal Nameplates besides being a very convenient method.

A Nameplate that is hung can be placed easily and removing it is very simple.


Immediately after processing a Metal Nameplate, an adhesive is sprayed on its back and covered with a thin paper film.

Factors considered before applying adhesive include exposure to elements, the surface and environmental conditions and the orientation.


Welding can only be carried out on Metal Nameplates that are stable with the correct thickness and weight.

This is a permanent placement recommended for hazardous machinery and storage equipment.

Metal Holders

Metal Holders have various forms and shapes with some placed on a desktop and others on walls or doors.

They contain slots where the Nameplate is placed and secured.

How Does Photo Seal Metal Nameplate Compare To Screen Printed Metal Nameplate?

Photo seal Nameplates are created using Aluminum whereby an image or text is screened with ink and sealed with a finishing layer.

This produces an Aluminum nameplate with a permanent design that is impossible to be removed.

In Screen Printed Metal Nameplates, a mesh screen is used to apply ink on the nameplate then a surface coat applied for durability.

An array of colors can be chosen for screen printing making it ideal for aesthetic purposes.

How Are Anodized Metal Nameplates Made?

An Aluminum metal is immersed in an electrolyte bath having acid and a direct electrical current is applied.

The work piece becomes positively charged and anodization takes place forming a layer of Aluminum Oxide.

The acid not only conducts electricity but also dissolves the anodic film by attacking it creating a coating with microscopic holes.

Anodized Metal Nameplates

It is then immersed in a solution of liquid dye immediately after anodizing.

Besides, the dye is absorbed by the anodic coating which is porous with the color intensity relying on the temperature, immersion time and dye concentration.

The dye is locked in by sealing the coating and closing the anodic coating’s pore obtaining a stain and craze resistant surface.

How Does An Etched Metal Nameplate Compare To Embossed Metal Nameplate?

Etching involves a recessed image created when an acid eats away the plate surface producing a finely detailed design.

A waxy substance is used to shield the metal parts that are not being etched.

In Embossing, two halves of a die are used with the nameplate placed in between them and pressure applied.

The embossed image is permanently placed on the metal workpiece by the compressive force.

What Are The Factors To Consider When Using Adhesive To Place Metal Nameplates?

Some of the factors are:

  • Surface Conditions: this is the place where the nameplate will be fixed and the nameplate’s adhesive surface.

Metal is the easiest surface for a nameplate with adhesive to be applied because it is deformity-free and smooth.

  • Exposure to Elements: conditions like humidity, extreme changes in temperature and damaging chemicals need adhesives that can withstand them.
  • Environment: the placement type like stationary or moving and whether the location will be outdoors or indoors influence the kind of adhesive used.
  • Orientation: placing a Metal Nameplate horizontally guarantees a secure placement.

Placing it vertically on an equipment or wall exposes it to falling due to its weight.

How Does A Dot Peen Engraving Machine Work On Metal Nameplates?

Small pins made from stiff materials are used to dent the areas to be marked locally. The dot peen machine hits the metal surface with these pins making small holes that alter the parts visual aspect and roughness permanently.

This force impact and movement of the pin create the image or text on the Metal Nameplate.

How Does Offset Lithographic Compare To Flexographic Printing Of Metal Nameplates?

In Offset Lithographic printing, a cylindrical rubber stamp has ink applied o it from a metal roller then conveyed to a metal nameplate sheet.

The printing process uses four colors resulting in very sharp images.

Flexographic printing involves the transfer of an image directly to the metal nameplate from the rubber roller.

Its setup cost is higher but it is cost-efficient if production is large scale.

What Are The Maintenance Methods Applied On A Metal Nameplate?

Metal Nameplates can be easily maintained after placement to ensure longevity. Some maintenance steps include:

i) Any dirt or grease on the Metal Nameplate should be removed using warm water and a clean sponge.

ii) Stubborn dirt can be removed using mild detergent to shift it and then using a soft clean cloth to buff it.

iii) Discoloration of Aluminum Nameplate can be cured by wiping it with a mixture of warm water and tartaric acid.

How Does Dot Peen Machine Compare To Laser Marking Machine In Branding Metal Nameplates?

Both Dot Peen and Laser Marking machines are used to make Metal Nameplates and compare in the following ways:


The laser marking Machine has more accuracy with clear readable marks created than dot peen machine.

While Dot Peen as round dot imprints, laser machines utilize the square cell configuration to mark.


Dot peen machine is preferred in the automotive industry because its markings contain no weak spots or sharp edges that compromise operations of the machine.

Heat used by Laser cutting machine can cut into material thus compromising its strength creating sharp corners which are stress focal points.


Laser marking Machines are very fast and accurate creating designs in less than a minute.

Dot Peen Machines can take more than a minute to complete the same design.

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