I got tired of paying for desk plates every year. I wanted a simple one that my students could use easily and I wouldn't have to write the name myself. (I always messed them up and I hate my own handwriting.) So I made this one where I could type in the students name. First you must download and install the free font (directions are included). Then I print them on 11x17 paper or large construction paper, laminate them, then tape them down on desks with clear packing tape. I have found that they hold up better than the self-adhesive ones you can purchase at the teacher store and can last all year!