How to Mold an Image on Melamine Plates

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How to Mold an Image on Melamine Plates
A child's artwork is perfect for moulding on a melamine plate. (ma maison image by Jean-Jacques Cordier from Fotolia.com)

Melamine plates are a creative canvas for having children's artwork, personalised names or photos moulded onto them. For instance, a child's picture is a common image put onto a melamine plate as a gift for a parent, or grandparent, and a melamine plate personalised with a child's name is a perfect gift for a baby or small child. Getting a photo onto a melamine plate is as simple as just choosing the online source you would like to order from and submitting a photo and text to the plate maker to use.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Photo or child's artwork
  • Camera or scanner

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Take a photo or find one that you already have that you want to use for the plate. It can be a person, a child's artwork or whatever you like.

  2. 2

    Scan the photo or download it from the camera to a computer. Be sure to save the image as a JPG.

  3. 3

    Choose the online melamine plate manufacturer that you want from the Internet. Some good sources for this are the Custom Picture Plate, Creative Touch or My Clean Plate Club sites (see Resources).

  4. 4

    Place the plate order with the supplier according to the directions on the website you have chosen and follow its directions for payment and photo submission. The plate is usually shipped within 14 days.

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