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What Is The Best Surface To Mount A Nameplate On?

Nameplate Surface

If you find yourself in need of a nameplate, there are many different surfaces it could possibly be mounted on. Of course, the available services will differ depending on your own situation. However, if you have a choice of multiple materials that you could mount it on, you should look at the pros and cons of each surface before deciding where to put the nameplate. We know a lot about nameplates and the best surfaces to mount them on, as our professional engineers do this day in and day out. If you need an informed recommendation, you can give the details of the situation to one of our professionals and they will provide you with a suggestion. Of course, what you do after that is up to you. To learn more about choosing the right nameplate surface, read on.


Plastic is one of the most popular surfaces for mounting a custom nameplate. Plastic needs to be treated differently than metal for the purposes of mounting a nameplate. Metal nameplates are usually drilled through and fastened to the metal surface with bolts. However, plastic may crack if it is fastened like this. We usually use adhesive to apply our plastic nameplates to the surface. We have several different kinds of adhesive. We can recommend the best kind of adhesive for your plastic surface if you give us the required information about the nameplate and a surface.


Metal nameplates are usually fastened to metal surfaces. They are drilled through and then fastened down with bolts. This makes them very secure. If you have an application for the nameplate that means it will have to stand up to a great deal of inclement weather, especially wind, metal may be the best surface to mount the nameplate on. It is the toughest and most durable surface available.


We also make paper labels that fall under the category of nameplates. These paper labels are usually used for cardboard boxes. The advantage of using cardboard is that it is a very cheap material. Is also very flexible, and it is quite versatile. Of course, cardboard will not stand up to the elements. It is a good surface for the paper label nameplate as long as it is going to be kept indoors.


Walls are another very popular surface that our nameplates are often fastened too. Walls are very secure, and the nameplate can be mounted at eye height for readability. Mounting the nameplate on a wall is the right choice for a variety of different applications. However, this is not always possible. Sometimes it needs to be mounted directly on the device. However, if you have a nameplate that must be mounted so that people in the area can read safety instructions, the wall might be the best bet for you.


Some of our nameplates are mounted on wooden surfaces, although this is not very common. Wood is a good choice if you are going for a specific look. Many businesses that have nameplates mounted in areas that clients will see like to have them mounted on stained or polished wood. When you’re mounting the nameplate on wood, you can either and glue it or mount it by drilling holes in the wood and attaching it with nails. Wood may not be the most practical choice, but it is a great choice for aesthetic purposes.

Figuring Out the Best Surface for Your Application

As you can see, there are quite a lot of different services for you to choose from when figuring out what to do with your nameplate. Each surface has its own pros and cons. Nameplates are very important for the safety and education of your clients and employees, so you should take time to make sure you’re picking the best surface. It can be a difficult decision. If you’re not sure which surface to pick, you can contact us and we will help you out. All you have to do is tell us the details of the situation, and we can make an informed suggestion. What you choose to do after that is up to you.

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