HOW TO ORDER
- Style: Choose the badge
style from the catalog
- Finish: There are
several different finishes available.
- Rhodium plate: Rhodium is a very high quality bright
silver color plating. Rhodium is
an element within the Platinum metal group. It will not tarnish and is extremely
- Gold plate: Our Gold plate is a deposit of 24 karat
Gold. Although it is durable it will wear with age.
- Maxi-Gold: Maxi-Gold is a heavy fusion of 24 karat
Gold plate sealed with a clear coat.
This durable finish is our premium Gold plate finish.
- Gold filled: A veneer of karat Gold mechanically
bonded to a brass base. This
finish is second only to solid Gold in quality.
- Noble Tone: Noble tone uses both Rhodium and Gold
plate to create a two tone effect.
Available on all badge styles.
The finish is protected by a clear coat. Alloy G and Alloy S noble tone
combinations can be supplied on â€œC" badges only.
G on S:
Rhodium badge with Gold plate panels.
S on G:
Gold plate badge with Rhodium panels.
- Alloy G: A non-precious metal that is Gold in
color. It is not plated. The golden color is throughout the
- Alloy S: A non-precious metal that is silver in
color. It is not plated. The silver color is throughout the
badge. (**both Alloy G and Alloy S
are coated with a clear coat to
protect the finish**)
- Lettering: Lettering is
the next decision. All custom
lettering within reason that is engraved on your badge is included in the
price. Nielsen Mfg. letters all
its' badges with computerized engraving machines. This insures you evenly spaced lettering
of uniform depth. You can choose
either Block or Seraph Roman style letters.
Each section on the badge where lettering can be
engraved has a name. These sections are
usually arranged around a seal or center piece.
EXTRA TOP PANEL
BOTTOM TAB or PANEL
EXTRA TAB or PANEL
- Letter Color: Black,
blue, red, and green are the most popular lettering colors.
- Standard enamel paint is
used to color the letters on Gold and Rhodium plate badges.
- Hard enamel is baked
glass enamel. The hard enamel in
the letters is stoned flush with the surface of the badge. This process that creates highly
reflective permanent color is entirely done by hand. Hard enamel letters are standard on
Maxi-Gold, Noble-Tone, and Gold-Filled badges and Alloy G & S.
- Standing letters are a popular
custom feature especially on C series badges. The letters are raised metal. They are usually standing in a field of
- Center Seal: Uncolored
or what is referred to as a plain seal are standard on all badges. Besides seals and insignia as centers,
raised numbers are also available.
Colored and full color seals are extra cost options on Rhodium and
Gold plate badges. They are standard
on Maxi-Gold, Noble-tone, Gold filled, and Alloy G & S.
- Attachments: How the
badge will be used will determine the attachment. The attachment is included in the cost
of the badge. Attachments are:
Assembly (pin for coat)
curved with no attachment
****Money clip and Wallet clip badges are flat unless
otherwise noted. All other badges are
dapped or shaped unless flat is specified****
Other extra cost options available on Nielsen badges:
- Breakpoints: Star and
Dot breakpoints are available at no extra cost on badges with circular
panels to separate the upper and lower halves of the panel.
tab or small panel that is not standard on a badge style
full size panel that is not standard on a badge style
lettered center pieces
plated centers on Rhodium badges
plated centers on Gold plated badges
on the back of badges
line of engraving