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Decorative trim plates are versatile metal nameplates that can be used for many different things, but companies often use these for marketing purposes. Much like promotional plates, these are highly customizable, which is why these are chosen for when businesses need a multipurpose metal plate for their marketing and promotional needs. These plates, when customized according to the company's requirements, can then be attached to items to create custom promotional gifts, giveaways, and the like.
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While these metal plates are frequently used for such a purpose, these can actually be used for other things. With the name “decorative trim plates”, you can easily deduce what other uses these can have, and that is for decorative purposes. If you have a product that you want to make look unique or sophisticated, you can choose to add an etched, engraved, or embossed metal plate with intricate and elaborate designs on it. This can serve as the decorative part of such an item.
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What products can you make more elaborate and decorative with the use of these customizable metal nameplates? For one, you can create unique looking mobile phone cases. You can take a standard plastic or rubber phone case, have a metal plate of the same size made with designs that are either whimsical or tribal, then have the grooves in the metal plate inked to make these stand out more. You can then attach these to your mobile phone cases with the use of a durable adhesive.
Another idea you can use to create unique items that you can either sell online, or give to friends as gifts, is a custom jewelry box made out of wood and metal. The wooden box can be easily anything low cost, from an old cigar box to a knick-knack box you can find in thrift stores. You can then have decorative metal plates made for these. The designs you can have added to these plates include cartoon designs that are printed on stainless steel or aluminum, etched designs of flowers or paisley prints, abstract squiggles that you can have filled in with different colored inks, or any other design you feel will make your unique jewelry boxes look outstanding.