Etched metal plaques, available in Bronze, Zinc, Yellow Brass, Muntz Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel and Aluminum, feature raised lettering on dark textured backgrounds, or recessed, color filled lettering on a natural metal surface, and are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
If your project requires a substantial quantity of text within a limited amount of space, or a very small plaque, an etched plaque may be the perfect solution.
Worried about corrosion? The best material for highly corrosive environments, such as salt spray exposure, is Stainless Steel. It remains silver and makes for a beautiful plaque, as well. This example is 18"x14" with an acid etched inscription. It is mounted on a Hyannis Fire District fire boat in Massachusetts, and is exposed to salt every single day.
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The City of West Allis, Wisconsin commemorates this unique and historic building in their town with this 16" x 24" etched zinc plaque with a bronzetone finish. Similar to a cast plaque, it has a dark, recessed, textured background. The detail achievable in etched metal allowed the City to capture a beautiful pen and ink drawing of the building as a significant part of their plaque.
"The Art of Making Money Plenty", by Ben Franklin, was reproduced in 1/8" thick polished brass. The recessed inscription was acid etched into the brass, then color-filled with black.
The Jones firm of Santa Fe, New Mexico supplied camera-ready artwork (designed by William Field Designs, also of Santa Fe) for their 28" x 35" etched aluminum plaque. It features recessed, black filled lettering within a satin finished background.
This etched Zinc plaque, similar in appearance to Stainless Steel, is 36" x 14" x 1/4". The inscription (and the rectangle around Father Casey) is recessed and color-filled with black, and the background area is satin finished.
Our customer supplied their own double-post mounting system (a 36" x 14" flat metal plate, welded at 45 degrees to vertical posts).
The proud owner of this yacht in Puerto Rico requested a custom-shaped 6" x 3-1/2" etched brass plaque with black filled Helvetica style lettering. The background is mirror polished, and camera-ready artwork was supplied for the graphic.