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  • Nameplates
  • Nick Brandt



Small and individual, name signs can give a personal touch to any environment. Custom enamel signage not only provides information, it can act as a cohesive decorative element. Our glossy and traditionally crafted enamel nameplates are suitable for both exteriors and interiors. Often mounted on doors, mailboxes, and in entranceways, custom porcelain enameled nameplates are the perfect finishing detail.

Custom Enameled Name Signs for Home and Office

The exterior. The tradition of naming a house or property spans the globe; in northern Europe porcelain enamel signs have often been used to indicate the name of a residence or country cottage. Our personalized enamel name signs are available in range of sizes and can comfortably fit a family name, a house name, or other text that is specific to a dwelling or property. Our larger format signs are suitable for lawn or garden signs, such as a private property sign.

The interior.In the home, a name sign in the foyer or study can enhance the space.  In the office, door signs and desk name plates not only help pinpoint where individuals sit, they also personalize the environment. Office name plates are commonly used by doctors,  lawyers, and teachers. Unlike other metals like aluminum and brass, our signs will not tarnish or lose their luster.

The Fabrication of Hand-Stenciled Enamel Nameplates

All of our nameplates are hand-stenciled in Europe, using a traditional technique that dates back to the nineteenth century. During the early twentieth century, new sign production methods replaced the hand stenciling process and the craft began to disappear. Our commitment to bringing the quality and beauty of porcelain enamel signs to new generations motivates us to keep the art alive. Each sign is fired in a kiln to achieve and set the high-gloss, high-relief finish. During the firing, precise conditions must be maintained in the kiln. The porcelain enamel finish is able to withstand the elements, ensuring that the vibrancy of the colors will remain for a lifetime.

Our Nameplate Collections

For over twenty-five years, we been specializing in the fabrication of weatherproof porcelain enamel nameplates and custom signs. Our nameplate collections were expertly created with an understanding of the ideal dimensions and color combinations for small and medium-sized signage. Designed to complement our decorative house numbers and address plaques, they make an excellent housewarming gift.

Metropolitan. Styled after the traditional European blue and white porcelain enamel signs, Metropolitan is our classic collection.

Highlander. Framed with decorative double trim, our black and white Highlander nameplates mix high gloss with elegant lines.

Engelhardt. Named after the Danish architect and designer Knud V. Engelhardt, our black and white Engelhardt nameplates use the original chunky typeface he designed in 1927.

Arrowhead. We designed our forest green and white Arrowhead nameplates to complement rustic architecture.

Lighthouse. Inspired by the North Jutland region in Denmark, our rust-red and white Lighthouse nameplates add a subdued, yet colorful accent./p>

Realize Your Own Idea

Our lettering and graphic techniques draw on the rich history of porcelain sign fabrication—at the same time we allow for invention. We can play with typeface, experiment with color, and masterfully produce a sign to your specification.

  • Nick Brandt