Putting your logo on wood is definitely one of the best ways to show your brand to others. A logo or a name can personalize your wooden products and be very effective in branding of your company name. A quality product with a famous brand, of course, will get more buyers.
It makes no difference whether you are a real person or a big company, you must first design a logo for yourself. Many woodworkers who make woodcrafts use their name as their brand.
If you think you make good woodworking projects and that many people are drawn to your handicrafts, then for sure, you should put your logo on your wooden products. In this article, we’ll look at 6 ways you can put your logo and brand on wood. Stay with us.
Why Should We Use a Logo on a Wooden Object?
Usually, woodworking companies put their logo, trademark or signature on a part of the wooden objects that contain the manufacturer’s name or information. Inserting a logo on products have two main advantages. The first advantage is that customers become aware of the originality of the product being made, and the second advantage is that new customers become familiar with the manufacturer and are likely to join the brand.
What Are the Characteristics of a Good Logo or Sign for a Signature on Wood?
The logo should not be:
- Carved too deep on the product, it may harm.
- Large enough to overshadow the beauty of the product.
- Too prominent.
- Visible in very dark or bright colors.
The logo should be:
- Understandable and beautifully designed.
- Simple and designed with the least words.
6 Ways to Put a Logo on Wood
If you’ve designed your logo, now is the time to figure out how to transfer it to different wooden products. Here are 6 ways to do this.
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1- Pyrography Tools
This is one of the simplest and cheapest ways to put a logo, name or signature on a wood. The wood burner tool has a number of sizes, and if you are a little familiar with the art, you can take it as a pen and draw your signature or design. For more information see essential tools for pyrography | how to use pyrography tools.
2- Hot Stamps
One of the ways to insert a logo on wood is to use hot stamps. These stamps are manufactured in two types. The old type of heat stamp is the same as the models in which the metal is heated by the heat of the fire and then it is squeezed onto the surface of the wood. The force of the pressure and the heat create beautiful designs on the wood.
Turn on the device, after the metal stamp gone hot, press it on the wood surface. The wood will start to burn and the logo will be transferred over the wood.
What are the Advantages of Using a Wood Hot Stamp?
One of the great benefits of using a wood hot stamp is that it is one of the fastest and most inexpensive methods available. Also in some of their models, you can adjust the heat according to the types of wood used (hardwoods & softwoods).
It is very easy to use and does not require high expertise. This tool is very suitable for home woodworkers, personal art creators, and low-income people.
See the best woodworking tools for beginners.
3- Embossed Stamp
An embossed stamp is also one of the methods of putting a mark on the wood. You’ve probably seen the prominent stamp in government agencies for stamping legal papers. Due to the limitation on the size of the press sealers, it is best to use this method on wooden sheets (low thickness).
This is not the common case in the wood industry, but it is being widely used in the leather industry.
4- Use CNC to Engrave the Logo
You can use CNC to engrave your logo or brand. The wood industry uses two types of CNC lasers and CNC lathes.
Some manufacturing companies are engraving their logo on their products using CNC laser. This method is like pyrography and hot stamp. The laser burns the surface of the wood as if you carved the wood.
On CNC lathe you can also insert a logo on the wood. Of course, this must be done prior to the painting process. The CNC machine is usually less sophisticated and needs to be sanded.
This method costs a great deal to insert a logo on wood and is usually suitable for large woodworking companies. There are, of course, CNC service packages that you can order at a low cost.
5- Stencil Logo and Milling
If you are unable to make a CNC machine and also have a great interest in wood engraving, we recommend using over milling and stencil (template). You can engrave your own logo by making a stencil and using over milling.
Of course, this requires experiment and making clean stencils, but you only have to create your own logo stencil once.
6- Use Ready-Made Logos for Installation on Wood
One of the convenient and hassle-free ways to put a logo on wood is to use ready-made logos. You can have a beautiful and elegant logo by ordering your logo design from well-known advertising companies. These logos can be attached to wooden products with glue or nails (depending on the design).
These logos are lightweight and usually inexpensive, so you can order printed logos in bulk. Most woodworking companies use this method.
Inserting a logo on wooden products enhances their credibility and if you intend to be a professional in the field you’re working, you should put your name, signature or logo on your products. In this article we have introduced 6 ways to put your logo on wooden products including:
- Pyrography tools
- Hot stamps
- Embossed Stamp
- CNC machines
- Stencil and milling
- Ready-made logos
You can choose one of these methods depending on your budget. There is another way to transfer a logo or name onto a wood called oil paper printing that we will talk about in a separate article in the future.