Are you looking for a unique nameplate for your new home? We know you are confused about which material is best for your home. If you have a modern home, go for an acrylic nameplate for a house without a doubt. But if you are looking for specific metal or material type. Let us enlighten you with materials that are perfect for the home.
In this in-depth guide, we are discussing material types and uses. Which is better and why?
What is a nameplate?
Metal nameplates are used for labeling commercials, offices, and industries. In addition to the product identification, safety instructions, and rules, it is imprinted in bold. Most importantly it is used for long-lasting logos and names.
Nameplates for the home can be made from acrylic, wooden, ceramic, stones, or metals. It is exciting to decorate your new house with décor stuff. But we will help you with which material requires low maintenance and is good for outdoors.
Acrylic Name Plates For Home:
Acrylic is a less heard material. Still, people consider wooden or stone nameplates more than acrylic material. It has all the features of glass but it is not fragile though.
Acrylic sheets are reliable, durable, and long-lasting. It is scratch-proof too and the best alternative to glass nameplates. Unlike wood, it is water-resistant and is used in making aquariums. It is the best outdoor signage to date. You will see many boards and roadside signage made of acrylic sheets. Let us see how,many types of acrylic nameplates are available:
Engraved Acrylic Nameplates:
Acrylic sheets are available in many color options. But the most liked one is the,transparent one that depicts glass. Names and details are engraved on the,acrylic sheets with a laser. It is a minimalist yet beautiful approach. The sheet,appears to be covered in a matt film. Metal studs hold it in place. It is waterproof and long-lasting. Simply wipe it to keep it clean. Also, it requires low maintenance. Hence it is perfect for the outdoors. The cost depends upon the thickness of acrylic sheets.
Laser Cut Nameplates:
Here, two contrasting sheets are used to create a magical-looking nameplate. One sheet forms the base and the other highlights the housing details. It is stuck using chloroform as it does not use the printing method. However, sun exposure will not affect the acrylic nameplate.
LED lights to add grace to the laser-cut acrylic nameplates. Here, also two different color sheets are used. One forms the base and the other engraves the laser cut name. Here cutting is reversed. The background is the same, only the name and content are cut. The sun illuminates the nameplate when it shines on the base. It looks bright and noticed from far away.
The glossy sheet provides distinct appeal and a mirror finish. It is commonly used outdoors, in houses, apartments, and offices. You need a PowerPoint if you pick these LED nameplates. So always check online details before you buy.
All acrylic sheets require less maintenance. It does not have layers. Cleaning is easy and there is no risk of damage. Nonetheless, you may need to repair LED lights after a few years, which can be done via the back panel. The cost of LED light nameplates is a bit higher than engraved and laser-cut acrylic nameplates.
Wooden nameplates are the oldest nameplates. Carving on wood is the oldest technique. This house is where nameplates originated. Raw wood nameplates are more expensive than board nameplates. As modernization took place, wood is now modified as MDF- medium density fiberboards. It is denser than ply and apt for making signages. It costs less and can be made of recycled wood.
MDF sheets are available in low thickness too. There are many options to choose from. MDF sheets can be laser cut or printed. It comes in a wide color range, design, and patterns.
MDF looks dull in raw form. To brighten it, spray paint or vinyl can be applied. These customized wooden nameplates are cost-effective. It is cheaper than acrylic or raw wooden nameplates. It disfigures its shape if comes in contact with water. Hence, it is good for apartments or indoors.
Stainless Steel Nameplates:
Stainless steel looks shiny and is today’s demand. It can be used for homes or offices. A 1mm thick sheet with black engravings is perfect for the outdoors.
The silver base with black engravings is attractive and pleasing to the eye. It is the most expensive of all the materials mentioned above. However, its tensile strength is unsurpassed. In addition, it is durable and weatherproof.
Metal nameplates are a cheaper option if you use an iron sheet with a gold finish. It also comes in a 1mm sheet and has a gold base with black content imprinted. It is not weather resistant. It loses shine with time and corrodes if comes in contact with water. It is apt for apartments where rain cannot reach.
If you love colors and engraved nameplates are not your cup of tea, then the canvas is your pick. It uses sublimation technology where the sheet is pressed with the heat on a metal sheet. Then this metal sheet is fixed on a wooden block for a better finish. You can simply hang it on a wall. You get a lot of designs to choose from.
It is a simple and innovative nameplate. The background is chosen dark and glowy sheets are pasted on it. The material charges in the daytime and glows in the dark at night. It is low in cost. They can also be used as stickers.
Now you know which nameplate material is best for your home and why? If you have any queries, ask us in the comment box below.