A nameplate can be part of an identity of a business or individual and it is important to choose the right one. Nameplates will last depending on what they are made from, what finish they have and where they are to be placed.

Richard Ching & Son are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers in this field and staff have extensive knowledge and experience to produce exactly what is required.

What is a nameplate?

The primary use of nameplates is for informative and commercial purposes for businesses and individuals and can incorporate specific colours and logos.

Things to consider

To ensure you get the right nameplate it’s worth thinking about a few things so you have a clear idea of what you need and then can be led by experts to complete the task.

  • Where are you going to put the nameplate? Indoors or outdoors?
  • What sort of surface do you want to attach it to? Rough or smooth, curved or flat?
  • What minimum and maximum temperatures will it be exposed to?
  • Will it need to withstand chemical attack or surface abrasion?
  • What size and colours do you need and whether or not you need an irregular shape.

If you have all this in mind before you go to the experts at Richard Ching & Son then you’re well on the way to finding your perfect nameplate and the answers to these questions will define what sort of material and finish they will recommend to you.

Three base materials

1. Aluminium nameplates are used for a wide number of applications both inside and outside and are offered in thicknesses from 0.3mm up to 1.2mm.

2. Stainless steel ones are used in the most severe environments and offer an alternative to the traditional brass nameplates. Richard Ching & Son offer two basic finishes in thicknesses from 0.5mm to 1.5mm.

3. Brass offers a traditional, high quality finish and it has stood the test of time despite changing trends. Brass nameplates can be made in a variety of thicknesses from 0.5mm to 3mm.

Four kinds of finish

1. Printed nameplates are cost-effective and eye-catching, perfect for stable, indoor environments and also outdoor environments.

2. Anodised aluminium is ideal for more sever environments including exposure to outdoor elements. It is also resistant to chemicals and scratching.

3. For strength and durability, the chemically etched nameplates are best. The image is chemically etched into the material surface and then coloured with a permanent infill.

4. Also offered, for shorter runs, are machine engraved nameplates.

With their wealth of knowledge, staff at Richard Ching & Son will be more than happy to talk through ideas and processes to make sure a nameplate will be built to last. Call us now on 01473 820060 or contact us.