The varieties of name plates available in this day and age go beyond the classic model that was propped up on the desk of executives. Now numerous materials and applications require more then one way to present a name plate. Whether it is affixed to a door or doorway of an office, a specific type of brand marking mass produced for musical instruments or a tiny but expensive name plate worn around a person’s neck, name plates these days have numerous options when it comes to being attached.
Name plates that have holes drilled on either side are often secured as an office name plate or door name plate by way of pins, screws or nails driven through the holes in the nameplate and into the surface. Because of the horizontal angle of a name plate attached to a wall or door, this is the most secure form of attachment. A desk name plate, on the other hand is not usually adhered to a surface. Instead the name plate is adhered to a stand that allows the name plate to be clearly displayed below level but above the surface of the desk. What is going to be read most easily is another consideration when one is displaying their name plate.
Just like a name plate can utilize an adhesive to adhere it to a small stand on a desk, it can also be adhered to other surfaces as well. However, this is not a technique used in outdoor environments because the weather would break down the connection more quickly then a protected atmosphere. These three means of fastening name plates to surfaces are utilized in the variety of applications where name plates are found, and are chosen based on environmental concerns as well as the customer’s personal preference. The type of material used to create a specific name plate, such as gold versus plastic can also make a big difference in choosing the adhesive method.