Anodised Aluminium Nameplates for the Office

Name Plates can be the ultimate desk accessory. Available in a range of materials they make fantastic corporate gifts for employees or where appropriate an ideal personal gift. What better way to congratulate a family member’s new job, or a spouse’s promotion than with a nice looking name plate. A sophisticated looking name plate would look great in a home office and could even inspire a graduate to find a new job. As cliché, as it sounds, having a name plate on your desk, makes you feel good and helps motivates you to work hard. A nameplate helps people to identify a product’s name instantly. There are great places to print information like a designer label attached to clothing or the name of a company on their entrance door.

Purpose of an Anodised aluminium nameplates

When it comes to products, anodised aluminium nameplates are the most common. The purpose of these anodised aluminium nameplates is to identify the producer, brand and product name. While they are informative, many nameplates are also decorative to enhance the visual appeal of a product. While nameplates are standard, 3D versions give the wow factor to a product. They exaggerate the impact of the nameplate and can be incorporated into an already existing branding design to add value. This helps a nameplate look custom-made to the product, and can help to attract the consumers’ eye.

Nameplates are also popular with offices; they’re an easy way to identify that space belongs to a company, giving ownership to offices. For individual offices, the standard is to display a name and job title of the person. However, some organizations choose to omit the job title. The thing to remember is that all nameplates, either anodised aluminium nameplates or 3D nameplates, should be similar to create a consistent, cohesive feel. The same applies to the type and size of the font used.

Nameplates have also made a name for themselves in the fashion world. Perhaps the most famous is the label of fashion giant Luella. The iconic heart-shaped nameplate, with Luella engraved in the centre, is seen on every Luella creation. It’s so beautifully designed that it forms part of the aesthetics and on some items such as hang bags and hair bands, is a central focal point of the design. Nameplates have even become a popular piece of jewellery, made famous by Sex and the City. That ‘Carrie’ necklace, which is almost a main character in the TV series as it’s featured so often, shows just how far you can take the nameplate. It’s not just a dull rectangle shoved on the side of a product – if done well, a nameplate can add considerable value to your brand.


Anodised aluminium nameplates are increasingly popular, they can be personalized quickly and are relatively inexpensive. They can be etched to say a name and if appropriate the person’s position, but if you are looking for something a little less formal, multiple colours can be printed onto the surface creating a more colourful plate.

Written By Sarah Whitcomb