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This post is by Tom Moore. Tom is a gadget lover and entrepreneur writing for iLapdesk , retails of the famous laptop tray which they call a Lap Desk.
For many people, especially those in their 20s, no accessory is truly “theirs” without a little customization. Laptop desks are no exception to this rule. If you are one of the many in the customization club, here’s a handy guide to adding your own personal touch to a laptop desk.
Stickers and Decals
They are a double-edged sword in terms of personalization. If you’re a fan of a particular band, website, or cartoon character, putting a sticker or two on your laptop desk is one of the easiest ways to show some pride in things that you enjoy. The problem with stickers is that the glue (as well as the paper) might not be of the best quality. Over time, they’ll decay. However, if you’re the type who replaces their laptop desks regularly, this is still a good option.
Grab a couple of cans of high gloss spray paint that can withstand high temperature, or a satin-finish spray paint suited for the same conditions. Next, grab some stencils (or create your own) and use the spray paint to make your laptop a one-of-a-kind work of art. The glory about spray paint is that it doesn’t wear out like stickers, and you are given full reign over what goes on your laptop desk. For those who aren’t artistically inclined, this might not be a good option.
Pins, Patches, and More!
If your laptop desk has a cloth bottom, you can take a cue from 1980′s punk rockers and add patches and pins to your laptop desk. In order to keep things changeable, use baby pins to attach the patches. This is one of the easiest ways to make your laptop desk stand out, and also one of the most easily changeable.
Surprisingly enough, permanent markers and a good hand at drawing can create a beautiful masterpiece out of a laptop desk. Markers are cheap, and also long-lasting. For a budget customization, this is an excellent method to choose. The downside to markers is that once you have drawn something on your laptop desk, it’s going to stay there.
Print technology is so advanced these days that printers can print on almost anything , laptop desks are no different. There are many print shops that will allow you to print your custom artwork in black and white or color or your name / corporate logo on your lapdesk. Most lapdesks have some part in them where there is blank space made of plastic , this space is very easy to print on when going to a professional printer. Many companies nowadays use this method to provide gifts for their employees while promoting their company or brand by corporate printing.
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