How fast is fast?

Action Engraving is a full-service sign engraver and decal printer that provides a range of engraved signs to businesses all over the country. Electrical contractors and construction firms are often required to meet specifications outlined so that projects meet or exceed the standards agreed to by their client and often needed to pass inspection. We recommend utilizing our services to avoid the risk associated with missing deadlines as engraved signs and decals are often something that happens towards the completion of a job.

Action Engraving is a trusted partner for over 500 businesses who need quality engraved signs and decals without the headaches.

Our competitive prices and long experience in the industry offering fast turnaround on electrical labels, engraved signs, machine labels and more, lead us to also offer quality decals to our customers beginning last year.

When our client who had just been delivered machine labels needed decals quickly, we got started on them right away. Another quick turnaround for our valuable customer. How fast? This customer will receive their decals the same day they realized they needed them!

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School safety signs without the scare?

Greg Abbot, the Governor of Texas, recently said all Texas schools are given the go ahead to open in mid-August.

There are quite a few details still up in the air, but one thing is for sure, schools will need to get the word out on how they’re operating in attempts to combat Covid19. It’s hard to imagine elementary school students being greeted on the first day of school with signs that are necessary but scary.

But if we can be conscientious about the signs in the schools, we can keep students safer without the scare.
Here’s an example of a school safety sign we created.
Its a floor decal. What student wouldn’t want to stand in the shoes of their school mascot?

  • Other decals and safety signs encourage safety while increasing school spirit
  • Make following the new procedures a team effort
  • Keep the school a place for learning and not a place to be scared of

Contact Us to get a mock up of this decal for your school and reach out to get information on signs we create for all surfaces and areas.

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Rush Engraved Signs for Your Project – pass inspection

The electrical work during construction begins, and there are changes you must manage while meeting timelines to ensure you pass inspection. No one wants to be waiting on panel labels or tags when they need to be installed before the inspection begins. But it’s pretty common that rush orders come in for 1 to 20 engraved signs needed to replace ones that have outdated data or fill in for missing ones that were not in the original spec. Sometimes, when changes were made to the project, the requirements for electrical labels isn’t updated along with the spec.

While there are dozens of reasons electrical contractors need to re-order engraved labels in a rush, if there’s a solution to avoiding the fire drill for last-minute tags, we’ve never seen nor heard of it. But what we can tell you is that when our customers need engraved signs in a rush, we always come through.

  • We keep as much materials as we can in order to quickly produce the engraved labels you need
  • If we can’t deliver it, we send your engraved labels or device covers UPS Next Day Ground or Air
  • Your success is our success, and we expect the unexpected

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EMAIL US: mike@action-engraving.com

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Engraved Signs: How we avoid a common but costly mistake

When you engrave signs, tags or labels, often you choose the size of the engraved sign and the font size. However, these two factors in combination lead to an engraved sign that fits its environment and are readable. So how should proceed? Read on, and view our short video with more information.

Engraved Tags Factor 1: Sign Dimensions

Often, our customers come to us with predetermined dimensions for their sign.
The most common reasons the dimensions are a set factor:

  • Matching existing signage that has already has uniform set dimensions
  • The environment where the engraved tag will be placed only allows for tags of certain dimensions
  • A job spec has dictated the dimensions of the sign

Two factors in combination lead to an engraved sign that fits its environment and are readable

Engraved Signs Factor 2: Text/font Size

Just because the dimensions of the engraved sign are a set factor doesn’t mean that the text or font size isn’t also given. An order might list a 3 inch by 5 inch engraved tag with 1/2 inch letters. The size of the letters may have been chosen because of a few reasons

  • Past successful projects with that font and font size
  • Carried over from several job specs regardless of the success of the project
  • Matching existing engraved signs

Choosing the primary factor

The truth is, the dimensions of the engraved sign, the font and the font size must work in combination to produce a readable engraved tag. Here’s how to choose the primary factor:

  1. Must the dimensions of the sign match existing signage to be acceptable? The answer is usually less if the signs are placed in settings where visual If yes, the size/dimensions of the tag is your primary factor.
  2. Does the environment in which your engraved tag will be placed call for the size of the tag to be restricted? If yes, the size/dimensions of the tag is your primary factor.
  3. Has the job spec called for exact sign dimensions but not text size? If yes, the size/dimensions of the tag is the primary factor.
  4. Has the job spec called for exact text size but not sign dimensions? If yes, the text size is the primary factor.
  5. Does the spec call for exact text size and exact sign dimensions? If yes, and the sign is readable, we’re all good! If no, work with us to figure out the best combination of sign dimension and text size for your project. Check out our video that shows how we do that.
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Options shown to our client for fixing readability issues.
finished engraved tags dimension and text size
The first engraved sign shows what what requested. The second engraved sign shows a better solution.

Producing the engraved sign

Great care should be taken in determine the dimensions of your tag and the text size before production starts. The biggest question that needs to be answered before production starts is: If the sign is not readable with the dimensions and text size given, should the size of the engraved sign change or the text size? This is most often important when the quantity to be produced is over 20 and/or when the material of the sign is premium (such as stainless steel.)

What to expect from your engraver

When you choose a business to engrave tags, find one that ensures the success of your project. All too often, we see engraved signs that don’t meet our high standards, and we know that those signs cost just as much or more that our engraved signs. We guarantee that every engraved sign we produce will be of the highest quality and delivered at a competitive price. With us, you get the best engraved tags and service that is the best in the industry.

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The Best Engraved Signs

The best engraved signs are the ones that are easy to order and are delivered for free on time and as promised. Action Engraving makes it easy to order engraved signs. Thousands of customers have ordered their plastic engraved signs from us in the over 20 years of us serving businesses around the country. We are the chosen engraved sign provider for some of the most successful electrical contractor, construction, manufacturing and facility management businesses in the U.S. We not only make it easy to order engraved signs, we make it headache-free in all phases from ordering to receiving your engraved signs.

Metal Engraved Signs:

We engrave your sign on the chosen metal and carefully package your order so it arrives without scratches or dents. We package or order so it is very organized so you installation is quicker and easier. You can see how carefully we package your order in our unpacking video, and shipping is free.

Plastic Engraved Signs:

Our signs give you years of indoor and outdoor durability. Weather resistant and UV resistant materials ensure that our signs withstand the test of time and inclement weather.

Mounting Engraved Signs:

Your design is engraved on our high quality metal and plastic signs work just as well on an office door as an exterior wall. Simply choose from mounting options to meet your requirements. Choose from Velcro to industrial-quality adhesive, magnetic, and pre-drilled holes for using ties and screws.

  • Our signs are available in many two-color and three-color optoins
  • We have a large stock of of sizes in both metal and engrave-able plastic
  • Adhesive, Velcro, magnet & screws are options for mounting your sign
  • Your sign size and number of characters will influence the size of the font – we work with you to create the best looking sign
  • We engrave logos and other imagery
  • Most orders are ready the next day and shipped free throughout the United States.

If you have questions or want to submit your order for your engraved sign, here’s how!

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Engraved Labels: The Best 3 Mounting Options

After we have engraved labels for electrical or construction, and the labels or tags have passed our quality assurance process, we take into consideration the chosen mounting option which is predetermined and by several factors. Factors for mounting include the surface the engraved sign will be mounted on and the environment the tag will be placed in.

It’s common that we consider four options for mounting these labels: self adhesive tape, drill holes for screws, drill holes for beaded chains or nylon ties, and magnetic labels. We can help our customers determine the best mounting options for their projects, and some jobs require the use of more than one mounting option.

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Adhesive Tape Backing for Engraved Labels

For meany of the engraved tags and we send out, we put self adhesive tape on the back.

Does adhesive backing work well for engraved tags?

It is very strong and weather resistant. It makes the engraved sign very very difficult to remove. This adhesive backing on our engraved tag with adhesive backing is excellent for indoor or outdoor application. It’s a good alternative to screws. Using our double sided tape means your engraved tag immediately sticks to smooth and rough surfaces, and makes a long-lasting, weatherproof bond ideal for indoors and outdoors.

Installation of labels with adhesive backing

The industrial-strength double sided tape backing on your engraved labels means a quick installation for your engraved tags on panels, doors, machinery, metal, plastic, glass, cement, ceramic and more. Your tag will hold in place permanently and not be removed. However, if your engraved label will be exposed to harsh chemicals or solvents (if the area continually needs to be washed down or if there are solvents and oils that the label will come into contact with) adhesive may not be the right mounting option for your project.

Engraved Label Adhesive Backing – How Strong is it?

This video shows the strength of Industrial double sided tape backing on your engraved labels

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Drill Holes for Engraved Labels

Engraved tag drill hole options

Using drill holes for 1) screws, 2) chains, or 3) straps used to mount engraved electrical device covers and switch plates has been a standard mounting option for a long while. Although this is an older method for mounting engraved signs and labels, using drill holes as the attachment method for your engraved tag to label your machinery is an excellent way to install your engraved signage. Drill holes can be used for fastening labels to a surface with screws, or for threading beaded chains or nylon ties through the holes to affix to the surface which is often used for pipes and engraved valve tags.

When to use drill holes for engraved labels

Any surface that should not be punctured should not use screws and chain or straps is a better method. Brass and stainless steel chain is very resistant to chemicals and weather, and is often used on pipes.

Magnetic Engraved Labels

What is a magnetic engraved tag?

Another option for mounting your engraved labels is one of the newest options for mounting engraved signs- it’s using sheet magnet. Sheet magnet is a thin layer of plastic embedded with particles of magnetized steel. There are millions of these steel particles in every sheet of this plastic, but the plastic remains flexible and adheres strongly to steel extremely well.

When to use a magnetic engraved sign

Because the label is flexible, it is additionally adherent as it can flex with the surface it is placed on. It’s a good option for identification of a curved or somewhat irregular surface.

Magnetic engraved labels adhere more strongly that you might think, but these labels aren’t considered a “permanent marking” care must be taken when choosing this type of engraved label mounting. Their ability to be removed and placed elsewhere is a strength however, when you may need to label something temporarily or to rotate or move the label to reflect a status that is ever changing.

Contact us today about how we can help you with your device cover engraving needs.




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