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Name Plates

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Kyle, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Kyle Member

    I'm a year into figure painting and at a point where I'd like to start placing name plates on some of my bases.


    1. I searched here and on the net and cannot find sources for name plates. Where do you buy yours online?

    2. What kind of engraving tool do you use?

    3. I have a Dremel tool - can I buy an engraving kit for the Dremel?

    Thanks, everyone, for any help you can provide.


    Kyle :)
  2. JGREEN A Fixture


    I have all my nameplates made at a local trophy shop. I would definitely suggest going this route over trying to do it yourself.

  3. Flyingkiwi New Member

  4. Nap Moderator

    A nameplate finishes off a figure , I definately would not try a do it yourself , the local jeweller would be able to do them , I have a contact in UK from a company called "Name it" , great service with very good results , if you wish I can let you have the details .
    I have in the past used Milliput to make my own name plates then hand painted the details ..this is good if you wat to get a special effect ie animal skin or parchment .
    Hope this helps Regards Kev
  5. megroot A Fixture


    I order my name plates by Nameit in the UK. They sending it by post and have extremely beautifull nameplates.
    You can choose out of hundred of letters, ornaments, borders on the plates etc.
    They are not expensive.
    Here is the email adress: NameIT@fsmail.net.
    They send you the folder where you can choose out. Paymant is trough IBAN bankaccount.

  6. Kyle Member

    Marc, Kevin, Clinton and Jason,

    This is very helpful. I will check out those sites - appreciate the responses!

    Kyle ;)
  7. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Kyle, Don't rule out making nameplates using your computer and some transparency film. It's a lot cheaper and you can put quite a few plates on one sheet of film.~Gary
  8. Kyle Member


    Thanks - yeah, saving the money would be great. Can you point me in a direction with transparency film? IOW, a website or something? I'll poke around a bit and investigate this.

    Thanks again,

  9. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    An excellent source for name plates is:
    Terry Howard
    C/O Howard Plaques and Trophies
    3320 Governors Court
    Duluth, GA 30096
    P# 770 623-0703
    or 770 623-1492
    He is inexpensive, and does a fantastic job. Highly recommended.
  10. Guy A Fixture

    Terry Howard does all my engraving for me. I send him an order by email and he mails them to me when they are done. He's done hundreds for me. Highly reccomended.
  11. SPrimeau Active Member

    Kyle check out Viking Trophies off Highway 81 in Brooklyn Park, I get mine done there. Any size, style and font- they're excellent!
  12. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Just drop in at your local Walmart or Office Depot store and look at the section that sells paper for computer printers. You should easily be able to find it there. You can make your plates using text boxes on word. Be sure to flip your images so they print in reverse. When you flip the sheet so you can read it the glossy side will be facing you. You can then go in and spray paint the back side (non-glossy side) with silver, gold, or brass spray paint, or any other color you would like to use. After drying you could mount the sheet of plates to a piece of black cardstock which you can get in the scrap book section at a craft store. The cut the plates with a fresh X-acto blade and mount with epoxy or double sided tape.~Gary

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