If there is one thing that will come to mind when it comes to the common uses of nameplates then that will be the fact that these are small tags you see over lapels or uniforms of people in any business. Thinking of that gives you one common use on your list but believe it or not, nameplates go beyond that. Amongst other uses for these customised nameplates are the following.
Tag machinery and equipment
In many industries, using stickers, decals or other similar options to put labels over equipment and machinery is not a practical choice. This is simply because these labels can wear out through time which will mean the need to relabel later on. Take note that there are industries working with grime and grease and there are also those that require rugged usage. In this case, using nameplates or metal tags will be necessary.
The reason for opting to use metal tags or nameplates over such machinery and equipment all boils down to durability. Nameplates for industrial purposes, as we all know, are commonly made from durable materials like stainless steel, aluminium and plastic. You can have yours custom printed with the help of an engraving machine. The nameplate will then be attached to the equipment or machinery using screws and rivets as well as any other heavy-duty, reliable mounting choice.
Inventory, repair and maintenance of equipment
The common use for nameplates, as mentioned above, is not just about labelling the machinery or equipment so you will be able to identify what that machinery or equipment is. These tags can also be used to track inventory and to provide information regarding when that device needs repair or maintenance. Many times, labelling the machinery and tagging it for inventory, repair and maintenance purposes can be done in just one nameplate, depending on your specifications.
For identification purposes in most businesses
You can be carrying your identity with you on your uniform with those small nameplates pinned over it. Inside the workplace, however, your bosses will also make a way to help clients identify who is occupying a table. Nameplates can likewise be used to show clients which cubicle or office they can visit for their particular transactions.
Like nameplates used for industrial purposes, those used for desk name plates and the like are carved from stainless steel, aluminium and plastic materials. Others can also be made out of layers of acrylic plates. These nameplates can be mounted over the surface with the help of aluminium holders but take note that most desk name plates can also come in stand-alone designs. These ones are engraved with letters that make them easily readable.
For your pets
Metal tags and nameplates are very popular choices not only for identifying a person but also for pets. If you do not want to lose your pet whilst you are walking him through the park or around your neighbourhood, using a nameplate will be a good option too.
Customising your nameplates
Now that you are familiar with the many uses of nameplates, your one concern is how to have yours customised for your particular purpose. Requirements vary from one engraving professional to another. There are those that will require you to formally send written requests to them whilst others are just a phone call away. Some have online tools where you can create your design that you can send later on to the company. All these venues and tools, no matter how varied they are from each other, will help facilitate your transaction.
If you want to know more about how you can customise metal tags and nameplates in Sydney for your business needs, you can start by browsing through our pages. Give us a call when you are ready to place an order or when you have any questions regarding our products.