GSM Graphic Arts has been manufacturing nameplates since 1974. We have a range of plastic and metal nameplate processes suitable for both interior and exterior applications.


GSM Graphic Arts has been manufacturing nameplates since 1974. We have a range of plastic and metal nameplate processes suitable for both interior and exterior applications.

Metal Labels

Anodised aluminium nameplates

These offer a durable finish whereby the text detail is sealed within the grain of the aluminium. The aluminium is electrically charged within a sulphuric acid solution which forces the surface to oxidise in a controlled manner and opens the pores. Ink is then either silkscreen printed or digitally printed into the pores and the aluminium is then sealed to provide a hard wearing finish. The digital printing option makes the process suitable for low volume requirements as well as long run production requirements.

Etched stainless steel nameplates

A very durable option for harsh environments common in the Oil & Gas industry where the nameplates need to withstand offshore, marine and extreme climate applications. The nameplates are produced by chemically etching the text detail from the surface of the material and this is then paint infilled to provide contrast for ease of reading. We can also offer screen printed stainless steel nameplates on which the text detail is surface printed onto the stainless steel providing a more economical option.

Brass nameplates

These are a traditional nameplate which can be either etched and infilled or screen printed. They are lacquered for outdoor applications and provide a long lasting finish.

Aluminium, stainless steel & brass nameplates are available in a range of thicknesses and can be supplied with either self-adhesive tape or fixing holes.

Plastic nameplates

Under surface printed onto Polycarbonate, Polyester or acrylic these provide a durable finish as the text is visable through the material itself. Acrylic nameplates can be produced on material up to 10mm thick and are laser cut to size to give a good ‘polished’ finish to the edges. The plastic nameplates can be digitally printed for low volume requirements and, with the laser cutting option, tooling is not required.

For further information on GSM’s range of nameplate processes call our Sales Team on +44 (0)1845 522184 or click here to request a quotation.

  • Roll Labels

    Roll Labels

    GSM Graphic Arts manufacture roll labels using a variety of materials.

  • Equipment Nameplates

    High definition, anodised, etched and vinyl equipment nameplates

    We offer serial number nameplates, logo badges, control panels, rating labels, instruction and warning labels. A complete one stop service for all of your equipment nameplates suitable for both interior and exterior applications.

  • Metallic Finish Polyester Labels

    Metallic Finish Polyester Labels

    Have you considered using metallic finish polyester labels in order to give your product labelling that extra dimension?

  • Industrial Nameplates

    Industrial Nameplates

    GSM Graphic Arts is the UK's leading supplier of Industrial Nameplates with over 40 years manufacturing experience.

  • Stainless Steel Nameplates

    Stainless Steel Nameplates

    For over four decades GSM Graphic Arts have manufactured stainless steel nameplates for use in some of the most severe and challenging environments.

  • Product Labels

    Product Labels

    For over 40 years GSM has been working with customers to produce product labels that inform, advise and instruct the user, all whilst promoting your product.

  • Printed Labels

    Printed Labels

    GSM has been manufacturing printed labels for 40 years and are able to print onto almost any material including; stainless steel, anodised aluminium, plastic and vinyl using both screen and digital printing.

  • Roll Labels and Roll Form Labels

    We can manufacture all your Roll Labels and Roll Form Labels

    GSM Graphic Arts can work with many different materials to manufacture your roll form labels. Whether you require paper labels, vinyl labels or polyester labels, we can manufacture the roll label for you.

  • Metal Barcodes

    Metal Barcodes

    GSM Produce metal barcodes that can be used in the most demanding of environments.

  • Metal Labels and Metal Nameplates

    We can manufacture all your Metal Label requirements.

    GSM Graphic Arts is capable of working with a large variety of different metals, including aluminium, stainless steel and brass.

  • Digitally Printed Metal Labels

    Primodise digitally printed metal labels, nameplates and barcodes

    Primodise digital printing technique is a unique process allowing GSM to print high resolution images and infinite colour combinations into the surface of anodised aluminium which is then sealed.

  • Plastic Labels

    Plastic Labels

    As the UK's leading label manufacturer, GSM Graphic Arts offer an extensive range of plastics to enable us to manufacture your plastic labels to any specification.

  • Etched Nameplates

    Etched Nameplates

    Etched nameplates offer a more durable option to surface printing or even anodised text. Chemically etched nameplates offer a permanent marking solution for your products.

  • Industrial Labels

    Industrial Labels

    GSM Graphic Arts is the UK's leading industrial label manufacturer with the capability of producing both metal and plastic labels to suit a wide range of industrial label applications.

  • Serial Plates

    Serial Plates

    As part of the GSM Group, Graphic Arts is an international supplier of serial plates.

  • Aluminium Labels

    Aluminium Labels

    GSM manufactures a range of aluminium labels suitable for many applications from serial number labels, rating plates, CE plates, durable barcodes and logo badges.

  • Brass Nameplates

    Brass Nameplates

    GSM Graphic Arts has manufactured brass nameplates in our state of the art factory in Yorkshire for over 4 decades.