Production Process

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Our Production Process

At Southern United we manufacture and create a huge range of high quality nameplates and labels, ideal for a variety of industries. Our work is custom-made to your design – we can even design them for you if this is required. We have the skills, tools and experience to make your labels and plates in virtually any shape, style, size, colour, material and quantity as required.

Whether you are interested in learning more about our production process to understand what we could do for you or you want to discuss the possibilities of having something specific created, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today. Either fill out the enquiry form on this page or call our friendly team on 01273 418636

Drawing & Film Making – In order to produce the artwork we make use of a wide range of standard typefaces, and also do freehand work whenever it is required. Once the artwork has been drawn up we will send over a proof to you, and we will not start manufacturing until you are completely happy with the design. If you are providing your own artwork, our team is always happy to assist and help improve the delivery – we are always on hand to offer guidance and advice.

Processing – We can manufacture to one of many standard finishes such as: screen print, anodise and print, etch and print, hot foil print and machine engrave. Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t have any tooling charges for standard shapes.

Extras – Any additional specifications may be added such as;

  • Serial numbering
  • Self-adhesive backing
  • Labels in roll form
  • Individual marking
  • Removable plastic film to protect the surface of the plate

About Us

Drawing from extensive experience in producing bespoke nameplates, labels, laminates and more, Southern United focus on creating products designed to our customers unique specifications. Having been in business for over 70 years, our team of employees incorporate both seasoned professionals and apprentices in order to ensure that we remain at the forefront of modern manufacturing. We work on a personal level with all our clients, working to their unique specifications. Whether your requirements are industry specific, or you are hosting an event for a club or organisation, we offer our products in a range of materials and finishes, whatever you need. We are also now registered as an official suppler on Achilles.

Services We Provide

With over 70 years’ experience in high quality nameplates, labels, laminates and more, we offer a range of products available in a wide selection of materials and finishes. We work on a personal level with each of our customers to ensure that everything we produce is exact to their specifications. Whether you’re a club and need a set number of keychains for an event, or you’re an industry looking for a new set of high quality nameplates, we can help.


Brass Nameplates

Our range of brass nameplates can be engraved, chemically etched, etched or printed depending on your specific requirements. Whether you are looking to create anything from prestigious labels to specialist memorabilia items, brass can be the perfect material to work with. We can also include fixing holes upon request.


Aluminium Nameplates

Our aluminium products are anodised to make them highly durable and versatile. They are available in a variety of thicknesses and can be added with a brass effect background to give them an extra layer of class. Aluminium is ideal for products such as dog tags, where durability is essential.


Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Nameplates

Our stainless steel products normally come with a grained finish but we will provide a polished finish upon request. We can personalise your item by printing, machine engraving, etching or combining two techniques to make your nameplates or labels unique. Ideal for harsh industrial environments as stainless steel is incredibly durable.




Produced from a plastic film, polyester has a number of useful industrial applications and is also highly resistant to heat. Available in numerous thicknesses and offering fantastic adhesion to a wide range of solvent based inks, we can create any design you need.

Rigid PVC


Rigid PVC or polyvinyl chloride, can be used for bank or membership cards, as it is flexible and durable. Available in a variety of finishes including textured, matt, gloss and more, we can also offer sub surface printing which improves the durability of our Rigid PVC.



Produced from a plastic film, polyester has a number of useful industrial applications and is also highly resistant to heat. Available in numerous thicknesses and offering fantastic adhesion to a wide range of solvent based inks, we can create any design you need.

Contact Us

Southern United draw from over 70 years’ experience in creating high quality nameplates and labels for clubs, organisations and industries in order to provide each and every one of our customers with bespoke, first class services.

Whether you are looking for key rings, stainless steel labels or memorabilia to promote your event, we can assist you. For more information on our range of products, email us your questions to or fill out the enquiry form found to the right. You can also call us on 01273 418636 to speak directly to a member of our professional team. We look forward to hearing from you.