Can Etched Nameplates Be Used for Other Things Besides Business?

BY Rowena Taylor

Etched Nameplates

Most people who order etched nameplates from manufacturers often do so for business reasons. Whether these are for branding purposes, for inventory needs or for model and serial number tags, businesses sometimes choose to have these made using etching as the marking method. What some people may not know is that this particular marking method can actually produce more than just brand badges, inventory and asset tags, and other business oriented metal nameplates.

Did you know that because of the versatility of this particular marking method, you can actually make a wide assortment of things for various purposes? For example, you can use etching to create unique looking plate that can be attached to the back of your iPhone case, which can give you a one-of-a-kind looking phone. Just make sure you don’t forget to have the proper holes for the camera drilled through such a plate.

There are a lot of possibilities when it comes to what you can do with etching and metal nameplates, and here are some of those ideas:

Metal bookmarkers – sure, most people may be reading books from their smartphones and tablets these days, but there are still a few who do love to turn page after page of either a paperback novel or a hardbound one. This is why bookstores are still around and books can still be bought in paper form. You can have specially made bookmarkers made for special occasions to serve as giveaways, or have one specially made as a gift for someone special. The designs you can use can include images of favorite book characters, the image of the person you are giving the bookmarker to, or an intricately creative design you make yourself, to name but a few options.

Metal portrait – due to the rather unique way etched nameplates are made, you can actually have rather detailed images and designs “printed” onto these metal plates. You can have your own face etched on a sheet of metal, if you wanted to have a distinctive looking image of yourself made for your own enjoyment, or as a gift to someone. You can also have another person’s image etched onto a metal sheet as a gift or tribute to them. You can choose to have such a portrait made on as small a plate as you want or as big as the manufacturer can use for such things.

Metal versions of your own artwork – want to turn a painting or a sketch you made into something totally different from what most people expect? Why not get an etching of your creation made by a reliable metal nameplate manufacturer? You can have this unorthodox copy of your painting or sketch made for gift-giving purposes, for your home decorating needs or for other purposes you may see fit for such a distinctive work of art.

Nameplates for giveaways – you can also have little nameplates carrying the name of the event (weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions), the date and the names of the celebrators, etched and attached to items that are meant to be given out as mementos for such a happening. You can attach these small plates to numerous items such as cigarette holders, mint holders, business card holders, picture frames and the like. You can also have these plates curved after printing in order to facilitate the adherence of such plates to curved items like tumblers, mugs, glasses and many more.

These are but a few of the ideas where you can use etched nameplates on. Do you have any other unique ideas where these plates can be used on that has nothing to do with marketing, advertising or business?

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