Cast Plaques vs. Etched Plaques vs. Thin Gauge Plaques:

Design of Plaques:

 

 

    1. CAST ($): This is reserved for logos and vector artwork and is not suitable for most photographs. CLICK FOR SAMPLE
    2. FLAT RELIEF ($$): This is similar to CAST; however, photographs of people need to be converted into vector line art. This method does not increase the cost of the plaque by much, but the time it takes for a graphic artist to draw the person by hand can be expensive. CLICK FOR SAMPLE
    3. ETCHED LINE ART ($$): This method is best when a cast plaque is required but a logo is too detailed for casting. The logo is etched on a piece of metal that is then applied to the cast plaque. This is often seen on plaques with state seals. CLICK FOR SAMPLE
    4. ETCHED PORTRAITS ($$$): This method is the easiest way to place a photo onto a cast plaque. The photograph is converted into shades of gray and is then etched into metal. CLICK FOR SAMPLE
    5. GICLEE PRINT ($$$$): This method uses a high quality photo to print the photo onto metal in full color.CLICK FOR SAMPLE
    6. CERAMIC INSERTS ($$$$): This method is similar to Giclee, but printed onto a ceramic piece that is then mounted onto the plaque.CLICK FOR SAMPLE
    7. PHOTORELIEF ($$$$): This method looks great but can be difficult to achieve a good looking final product. This method utilizes photos for the background and then has raised text overlaying the background. Between the design cost and plaque cost the final product can be expensive.CLICK FOR SAMPLE
    8. BAS RELIEF ($$$$$): This method is the most expensive since we utilize an artist to recreate the photo into a 3D clay mold that is then transformed into a cast bust and applied to the plaque. CLICK FOR SAMPLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PLAQUE IMAGE OPTIONS

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LEATHERETTE

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STIPPLE

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SAND

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PEBBLE

 

 

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BLACK

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BROWN

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DURANODIC BRONZE

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DARK OXIDE

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SATIN

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SEMI-GLOSS

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GLOSS

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MATTE

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