Etched Plaque types

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Our etched plaques are made from metal sheet stock that is always lead and mercury free. The chemical etching process allows us to reproduce even the most complex artwork onto the surface of the metal. When used in combination with Wayfinding Signs Ireland's Cast and Architectural Plaque lines, our etched medallions and emblems provide the precision needed to accentuate the perfect plaque or marker. We can etch Brass, Bronze, Copper and Stainless Steel in varying gauges and dimensions. And like our architectural plaques, 8-day production is standard on our etched plaque orders. With our photo and line etching capabilities, we can turn your most precious photos and drawings into a magnificent marker that they and their families will treasure for generations.

Recessed Graphics
The standard on all our Etched Plaques is recessed text and graphics that are paint filled.

Raised Graphics
When raised text or graphics is specified, the background will be painted, leaving the text or graphics in the alloy color. There are stroke and artwork limitations with raised copy plaques.

Line Art -
The beauty of an etched plaque does not have to be restricted to a photograph. A sketch or drawing can also be created with fabulous results by reproducing a black & white line drawing. Since no halftone screen is used in the process, the fine lines are expertly captured in exquisite detail and can actually be etched even deeper into the metal. Designed for indoor applications and suitable for some outdoor applications.





Photo Etched -
Halftone images resemble newspaper photographs, and have visible dot patterns. The etched, recessed dots are standard with a black ink fill to contrast with the satin finished metal background. The best photographs for halftone etched portraits have high contrast tones with bright white areas, dense black areas and minimal grey tones. Photos that are monotone or have muted colors will produce poor halftone etchings. Halftone etchings are available in stainless steel, bronze, brass & copper.