The Many Merits of Using Metal Nameplates

BY Rowena Taylor

Metal NameplatesIf you are caught between deciding whether to use metals or other materials for your nameplate needs, you should be aware that metal nameplates are actually one of the best choices for your nameplate needs. This is because of the fact that metals, particularly those that are used in the creation of these nameplates, come with many features that make them the best possible choice for this use. To help you see what makes metal nameplates your best option, here are some of the great things about them:

Durability – what can be more durable than metals when it comes to name plates and name tags? You can choose to use plastic, which people say are more versatile and more cost-effective, but put these items in high heat, and you have melted nameplates on your hands. If you choose to use stone on the other hand, sure these can withstand heat, but when you drop them, they are liable to chip or even worse, to shatter. Metals are your best bet when it comes to these things because they can withstand temperature extremes (hot and cold), can fall and not chip or break, won’t melt too easily (you will need very, very high heat for this), and can withstand various kinds of rough environs and situations.

Versatility – metals can also be a very versatile medium, and can be marked on more ways than other material types. Plastics can be engraved, printed on, and even hot stamped, but metals can be marked in more ways. You can have your metal nameplates stamped, engraved, etched, embossed, digitally printed on, silk screened, photosensitized and even undergo what is called a “stonewear” process. These can also be hot stamped, written on, hand stamped, and even be marked with stickers then protected by a dome covering that uses clear acrylic.

Lightweight – most metals, specifically those that are used in the creation of nameplates, are lightweight since these are usually crafted using thin metal plates or sheets. The metals you will find often used for this purpose include aluminum, stainless steel, bronze and brass. These are strong materials that do not have the usual weight associated with rather tough materials, which makes them great choices for when you need a lightweight yet strong plate for your varying needs.

Tarnish, rust, and stain proof – not all metals can boast of these qualities, but metals that are used in the creation of metal nameplates can easily claim all of these attributes, and many more. The metals that have these very features are those that are commonly used for nameplate creation, and these are the same ones chosen for their light weight, versatility, and durability. These metals are not only impervious to rust, don’t tarnish easily, and cannot be stained, but are also rather resistant to various substances and conditions. These can withstand exposure to various chemicals, dirt, dust, oil, grime, and to some extent, salt water. These can be exposed to sunlight, rain, and other weather conditions and will stay as how they were the first time that you used them.

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