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    high-end designs.
  • High-quality products
    for high-quality clients.
  • Design solutions across
    multiple industries, and all environments.

Learn About Nelson-Miller


Nelson-Miller was founded in 1937, and originally supplied simple metal dials to the aerospace industry. Over time, our capabilities grew and today we offer the most extensive metal and plastic nameplate processing capabilities in the industry. Some of our capabilities include: multi-color metal anodizing, serializing and UID bar-coding, etch and fill, as well as laser etching; several printing options include screen and digital printing; and polyurethane domed nameplates.


To ensure prompt processing and delivery, we maintain extensive inventories of metals and plastics used for custom nameplate and graphic overlay production. Our 75+ years of experience producing nameplates allows us to be the ideal supplier for any industrial, commercial, military, or aerospace application, and our processes and strict adherence to customer specifications ensures that we produce the most durable custom metal nameplates available in the industry.


This Easton brass nameplate features multiple colors, embossed text, and complex radius'.
Taylor Guitars
Taylor Guitars
This beautiful brass nameplate with etched copy is produced for Taylor Guitars, and is mounted on all Taylor guitar cases.
This Callaway golf aluminum and rubber nameplate features rich colors, embossed logo, and rubber weight distibution area.
This Nelson-Miller aluminum nameplate features a painted background, deep chemical etching, and natural copy with a brushed finish.
Philips Respironics
Philips Respironics
Philips Respironics, a leading global supplier of Bi-Cap and CPAP breathing solutions, utilizes this Nelson-Miller polyester graphic overlay on a BiPAP machine currently utilizes in hospitals around the world.
Yoshimura, a leading provider and aftermarker motorcycle accessories, utilizes this Nelson-Miller aluminum nameplate on an exhaust system. The nameplate features numerous screen-printed colors, mounting holes, and is built to withstand the heat generated by modern exhaust systems.

Our Graphic Product Identification Capabilities

Available options include:

  • Metal Nameplates (aluminum, brass, and other metals)
  • Plastic Nameplates
  • Graphic Overlays
  • Metalphoto Nameplates
  • Labels
  • Domed Labels
  • Etched Nameplates
  • UID Nameplates
  • Panels (metal and plastic)




With years of experience in design and manufacturing, we have some projects to show for it.





Nelson-Miller started nearly 80 years ago here in Los Angeles when two brothers named Miller decided to form Miller Dial.  The

company started by making luminescent dials for the thriving, local aerospace industry.  Their reputation grew, and additional customers asked for both dials and nameplates.  About 10 years later, in 1946, Fred Nelson left Miller and formed a company of his own.  This company became Nelson Nameplate.  He opened a 1000 square foot facility and started making nameplates for various customers throughout the world.  Years passed, the world discovered plastic and we realized we could print conductive lines on these plastics, and then soon after came the membrane switch.  Both Nelson and Miller provided these switches to many industries across the country and throughout the world.  In 2011, the two companies decided we could be more effective as partners and merged forming Nelson-Miller.


We have a long history of working with our local government and environmental agencies to provide a safe and socially responsible workplace and workforce.  In 2003, we were recognized by the EPA with the Agency’s Environment Award of Outstanding Achievement.  The sitting Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed legislation at our facility implementing a First-in-the-Nation Green Chemistry Program.  We have maintained a strong partnership with FOLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River) and help with their cleanup efforts each year.  This year we have sent a notification to our customers of our intent to move away from solvent printing and convert as much of our internal printing to Digital or UV inks.  We would like to thank our customers for their help with this changeover as they recognize this is just the right thing to do for our environment!


As time passes, the needs of our customers change and our focus has changed as well.  At one time we provided dials, then nameplates, then switches; today we provide solutions.  For some customers, our original products are still exactly what they need, but for others they now feel a touchscreen is the best way to use their machine.  For others, they may need an injection molded case with an integrated

In-Mold Label.  Today Nelson-Miller offers these things and many others.  This website is more of a “catalog of ideas” showing our major product offerings.  However, the main purpose for this, is to reintroduce Nelson-Miller as a company.  We are proud of our history, but we are no longer “the nameplate company” but instead a company here to help you in any way we can.  If you have not had one of our sales professionals at your facility in some time, we would love a chance to come in and show you some of the innovative solutions we have provided the last few years.  We are confident you will be both surprised and impressed by the New Nelson-Miller!


Client Support


Nelson-Miller has the best and brightest in every field. This strong team is the backbone of everything we do.


Joining the Nelson-Miller team in 2013, Hosmel brings a wealth of knowledge earned through his many years at companies such as Precision Dynamics, and Zymed.



Jim has been the President of Nelson-Miller since 2001. Prior to joining Nelson-Miller, Jim held executive leadership positions atTyco, Taliq, and Lasercard Systems.


For the past 35 years, Tracy has worked tirelessly for the Nelson-Miller team, leading various teams including, Finance, Customer Service, and Sales.

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ADDRESS: 2800 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039


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