Etched zinc plaques are very popular with raised satin finished surfaces. They can be left in zinc's natural color (silver) or dyed with a bronze or brass tone. Recessed areas have a distinctive sand texture and are available in a variety of colors.
If your project requires a substantial quantity of text within a limited amount of space, an etched zinc plaque may be the perfect solution.
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The plaque is 16"x12" solid zinc with an acid etched inscription. The full-color photograph is a separate Alumicolor plaque.
Including a person's photograph not only draws people in for a closer look, it will help you share that much more of a person's story with all who come across it.
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The National Bank of Tennessee, in Newport, Tennessee, used Interchangeable Nameplates for their Board of Directors' names, and relatively small lettering overall.
This innovative use of Etched Zinc was perfect. All satin-finished raised areas, including the double-line border, are dyed in a bronzetone color, and the sand textured background is black.
Peter H. Myers mounted this beautiful 6" x 3" etched zinc plaque below his photograph "A Moment of Clarity" (which is on display at Crater Lake National Park).
The zinc features both recessed and raised lettering. Raised areas are satin finished, recessed areas are black with a sand texture.
Because of its interior mounting location, zinc was the product of choice for this 7" x 10" memorial to Mr. Jamison. His image was etched from a pen & ink drawing, all satin-finished raised areas are dyed in a brasstone color, and the sand textured background is black. A unique double-line border was utilized as well.
A perfect example of small text and small graphics lies within this 3-3/8" x 4-1/8" etched zinc plaque. The raised surfaces are natural satin zinc (silver), and the recessed areas are a blue painted sand texture.
The inscription line "Presented by..." is only 3/16" tall (height of capital letters).