How to Choose the Best Metal for Your Etched Metal Plates

Etched Metal PlatesEtched metal plates are great for many things, and are often chosen by many companies for their branding, marketing, and tagging needs. Etching is, after all, a good marking method to use with your nameplates since this is rather difficult to deface and is perfect for intricate and highly detailed tag-work. This is because of the fact that etching eats into the metal, making the mark very permanent and difficult to tamper with.

Since etching requires that a metal be used for it, you will need to select the kind of metal to be used for your tags. In order to do this, you will need to take some factors into consideration. This is so that you get to choose the best material for your tags without having to worry that your tags won’t turn out the way you want them to. These considerations include the following:

Budget – probably the first thing you need to consider is your budget. When you know how much you can spend on your tags, you will be able to gauge what kind of material you can afford. Not all metals cost the same – some cost more than others and others are cheaper. Not all metals have the same quality and features as well. Knowing your budget can help you narrow down your choices considerably, and help make choosing easier.

Usage – know where your tags are to be used, and what these are to be exposed to. If these are to be exposed to rather harsh chemicals, you might want to choose metals that can withstand such chemicals. You should be aware that some of the metals used for the creation of etched plates are more durable than others, and are more resilient against certain conditions.

Usage can also pertain to whether these are to be used for decorative purposes, for industrial purposes, etc. This will also determine what kind of metal you should use since some metals are more decorative than others. For example, brass and bronze are considered more decorative than stainless steel because of their golden and reddish colors.

Other factors that you need to consider include what goes on the tag, whether these tags will be inked or painted in, and many more. These can play a role in the kind of metal you choose for these tags since some metals are better with specific features than others. For instance, stainless steel or aluminum tags seem to be favored for when the tags are to be inked in since the silvery color makes the inks and paints stand out more.

If you need help in figuring out what kind of metal is best for your tagging requirements, do not hesitate to get in touch with our customer service personnel. They will be more than happy to help you with your nameplate and tagging questions and needs.

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