House Name Plates
A salt shaker, a coffee pot, a doorknob. We take delight in the well-designed small things. Our line of personalized name plates contain the the smallest signs we manufacture. Individually produced by hand, they are versatile and tasteful.
House name plates are a personal touch for home and office.
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.
The tradition of naming a house or property spans the globe; in North America porcelain enamel signs are often used to indicate the name of a residence or country cottage. Our personalized house name plates 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.
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 metals like aluminum and brass, our signs will not tarnish or lose their luster.
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.
Styled after the traditional European blue and white porcelain enamel signs, Metropolitan nameplates defines our classic collection.
Framed with decorative double trim, our white Highlander nameplates mix high gloss with elegant lines.
Named after the Danish architect and designer Knud V. Engelhardt, our black Engelhardt nameplates use the original chunky typeface he designed in 1927. Minimal and modern, our black and white Engelhardt name plates are high impact. The white bold typeface and semi-matte black background give visual contrast.
We designed our forest green Arrowhead nameplates to complement rustic architecture.
Add some color with our Lighthouse name plates. This subdued rust-red accent color is typical used on Scandinavian houses and in the Northern region of Denmark.and has been inspired by the North Jutland region in Denmark.
Custom Name Plates
Do you have an original design for a personalized name plate? Our lettering and graphic techniques draw on the rich history of porcelain sign fabrication—at the same time we are able to invent. We can play with typeface, experiment with color, and masterfully produce a sign to your specification. On our custom sign page, you can start from a basic shape or request your own dimensions.
Design Tips: Creative House Name Plates
Individual accents make a house a home. Our enamel signs can express an original idea. Put your residence name on a house name plate or create a decorative wall element using text. Suitable for both the exterior and interior, our enameled house name plates add a unique detail to your space.
Suggested products: The enameled Engelhardt Ryegaard house name plate is the perfect complement to a contemporary space. For more inspiration for house name plaques, see our custom sign page.
Mark the Moment: A New Baby
Welcome to the world! Celebrate a new baby with a custom name plate. Made to order, our handcrafted enamel name plates are heirloom quality, guaranteed to last for generations. Do you need a last minute gift for a special new arrival? We offer expedited 3-day production and overnight express options. Suggested product: Our Highlander Palsgaard Name Plate features a classic typeface and a decorative trim. Its timeless appeal makes it a favorite.
How are porcelain enamel house name plaques used traditionally?
In many European countries, it is common to name your house or identify the inhabitants of a residence. In Denmark and other Scandinavian countries large enameled house name plates may be used on a cottage or country estate. There is also a tradition of placing smaller size family house name plates on the door or mailbox.
We produce our hand-stenciled house name plaques with outside use in mind. Because the enamel coating protects the house name plaques, they do not lose their luster after prolonged exposure to sun or moisture.
From Our Kiln to Your Door
All of our name plates 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 a 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.
Questions about our personalized name plates or other products?
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