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

Learn About Nelson-Miller


Fluidmaster | A Nelson-Miller Engineered Solution

Complete Solution

This Fluidmaster part, produced for American Standard, features a rich IMD layer, and deep draw hole to accommodate a single IMD button.

Part with Deep Draw Hole

This view of the Fluidmaster IMD part presents the deep draw hole, without the button.

Deep Draw

Presented here is a close-up of the deep draw hole, which accommodates an IMD button.


This backside view showcases two "dead front" insertions which allows for the placement of a LED in each insertion.

IMD Button

This side view of the IMD button highlights the IMD layer which protrudes from the front of the Fluidmaster part via the deep draw hole.

Our In Mold Decorating Capabilities

In Mold Deocrating

IMD Lenses and Cases

Our In Mold Decoration (IMD) solutions combine the high quality printing capabilities of PC foil and the benefits of 3D plastic injection. In Mold Decoration designs allow a large variety of printed colors, textures and finishes all decorated on second surface of the foil, while providing superior reliability, life time abrasion and environmental resistance.


Using our IMD keypad capability, we are also able to offer lenses and cases with high abrasion and chemical resistance, matte to high gloss finishes; complex profiles; and in-mold graphic transfer designs, with second surface printing as well as hard coating capability.  We can design lifetime abrasion resistance that

gives improved optical properties as well as EMI/RFI shielding into the product.




  • Variety of decoration finished, textures and metallic color effects.
  • Maximum key-top height at 4.5mm and sharp corner radius.
  • Feature to feature gap minimum 0.20mm (subject to design review).
  • Support enhanced graphic backlighting effects.
  • Supreme life time abrasion protection.


  • Second surface graphics provide excellent abrasion and chemical resistance, making In Mold Decoration a highly durable, low-cost interface solution.
  • A keypad can be supplied as a foil, or the keys can be split and reassembled onto a rubber key mat for piano-key style spacing and higher sealing performance.
  • IMD solutions enable high resolution graphics with multiple color options in metallic, matte, and high gloss surface finishes and textures.


Masimo IMD lens, produced by Nelson-Miller


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!



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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