Our Secret to Paint-Filled, Laser-Engraved Switchplates

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Our Secret to Paint-Filled, Laser-Engraved Switchplates

We specialize in making laser engraved and paint-filled switchplates for all types of high-traffic areas. And that includes everything from hospitals and federal buildings to office buildings and universities. Everyone knows laser-engraved lettering looks great, but it can be hard to see in low light. That’s why paint-filling switchplates is such a necessary process when creating engraved switchplates. The lettering stands out due to the paint-fill and increases visibility. Additionally, it adds an extra layer of protection so that your paint-filled switchplates can withstand a lot of wear-and-tear. Some regulations in places like hospitals require engraved and paint-filled switchplates to very particular specifications. We are accustomed to following all of the very particular specifications necessary for legal and safety regulations.

So…What Exactly is the Secret to Paint-Filled Switchplates Anyway?!

We know you’ve been wondering, so here it is – the untold process behind our paint-filled switchplates. It’s quite the trade secret; But we’re willing to share a little bit of information about the process with you. To be honest, it requires a bit of wizardry and a few magical ingredients thrown into the mix. But don’t worry, we’ll let you in on some of the details! Let’s explore what paint-filling is and how it makes our switchplates last longer.

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What is Paint-Filling?
How Are Paint-Filled Switchplates Made?

When a switch plate is engraved, the laser creates
tiny recessed grooves in the metal that house the lettering and numbers.

This is called “debossing.” Paint Filling fills these tiny grooves with a special pigment in the color of your choice, making it easier to read even in low lighting conditions. Paintfilling makes your switchplates look more professional and polished than ever before. Without paint filling, many of our customers find that they have trouble reading their text at times due to its small size and lack of contrast with the background, so paint-filling definitely increases visibility. Also, it’s a unique way to make your switchplates more aesthetically pleasing and bring your walls to life! The result of Engraving and Paint-Filling cover plates is an eye-catching piece that stands out from the rest of the wall and has highly visible and durable paint-filled lettering that looks great and stands up to heavy use in high traffic areas like hospitals, government buildings, universities, and schools.

How Does Paint-Filling Work?

Paint Filling is a multi-step process that requires patience, skill, and attention to detail. We use our top-secret paint-filling techniques to make sure every letter is perfect and stands out from the background, and we pay special attention to detail when filling each letter with our special “magic pigment.” Here’s an inside look at our super secret method we use for paint-filling our switchplates:

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Pictured: White Plastic (Thermoset) Paint-Filled Switchplates with Laser-Engraved and Black Paint-Filled Lettering.

How To Paint-Fill An Engraved Switchplate

1) The process begins with our team carefully using a huge state-of-the-art laser engraver to etch out our customer’s desired design into the metal or plastic surface of the switchplate. Each letter and number must be perfectly etched into the plate and have smooth, consistent edges before painting and engraving can begin.
2) Next, we use our top-secret paint-filling techniques to make sure every letter looks perfect and stands out from the background. We pay special attention to detail when filling each letter with a base coat of paint.
3) Finally, we use our specialized secret method to fill in all of those tiny engraved grooves with vivid colors perfectly.
4) Once dry, any excess pigment is meticulously removed with special tools, leaving only our beautiful painted design behind! Each letter or number must be pristine, with sharp edges, and the lettering must appear consistent, (in other words, the letters and/or numbers must look the same on each plate – unless otherwise requested.)
The end result? A sleek and modern switchplate that will last for years! We have a very wide variety of colors available for our customers to choose from. Depending on your needs and preferences, we can accommodate ANY type of request or customization you may have; just contact us directly for more information about custom orders or special requests!

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What Are Some Advantages of Paint-Filled Switchplates?

Our paint-filled switchplates have several advantages over standard engraved plates without paint-filling. Painting over engraved letters not only gives your switchplates an upgraded look, but our paint-filled switchplates can also withstand even the toughest conditions. They are highly durable, resistant to scratches, and can stand up against harsh weather or wear-and-tear due to heavy usage in places like hospitals or government offices. They won’t fade over time like regular switch plates often do! Paint adds an extra layer of protection against dirt and grime buildup on your switchplate surfaces — something that can be especially beneficial if you live in an area where dust storms are frequent.

Lastly, Paint-Filled Switchplates allow for easier visibility in low light environments because the text stands out more against its background color than with just engraving alone, making it easier for visually impaired people to identify which buttons they need to press without having to look closely at each one individually!

What Materials Can We Use for Paint-Filled Switchplates?

At Laser Engraving Pros, we offer both metal and plastic switchplates with paintfilling services for all material types, as well as various color options for your Paint-filled letters and/or numbers. You may provide your own switchplates for us to engrave and paint-fill! We engrave and paint-fill most metals, including Stainless Steel. We also engrave and paint-fill Thermoplastic (Nylon) and Thermoset (Plastic) wall plates. With all of these options, we should be able to accommodate your needs and create a unique look that will fit any environment you need a switchplate for, even if it happens to be a highly regulated and/or high traffic environment like a courthouse or an emergency room.

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 We hope that this has provided some useful information about how we make our paint-filled switchplates here at Laser Engraving Pros. Paint-filling can elevate your engraved switchplates above the competition! Our experienced technicians take great pride in ensuring every single switchplate looks perfect before sending them out to customers. This way, you get truly pristine and perfectly engraved and paint-filled cover plates with clean edged lettering. At the end of the day, paint-filled laser engraved switchplates offer an incredibly cost effective way to customize your space without breaking the bank. Whether you need something simple yet classy or something extravagant yet still affordable – this is definitely an option worth considering! Plus, with our wide array of colors available as well as custom options available upon request – there’s no limit to what type of design you can come up with!

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If you’re interested in learning more about our services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today! Our team of experts will be happy to assist you every step of the way towards creating unique, eye-catching switchplates that will look great no matter where they’re installed! Get started today by contacting us online or giving us a call. Let’s work together on creating unique pieces that will turn heads wherever they go! Let us make your vision into reality! 

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