Etched & Engraved Plaques

Welcome to our Etched and Engraved Plaques product page! Our Sign 2000 Etched and Engraved Plaques are the perfect solution for businesses, organizations, or individuals looking for a high-quality, long-lasting, and visually stunning way to display important information, messages, or artwork. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know about our etched and engraved plaques, including details about the materials and processes we use, the variety of graphics and design options available, the different installation methods, and a gallery showcasing some of our completed projects.

Etched & Engraved Plaques

Our Sign 2000 Etched and Engraved Plaques are made using a combination of cutting-edge technology and skilled craftsmanship. We offer a variety of materials, including brass, bronze, stainless steel, and aluminum, which can be customized to meet your specific requirements. Each plaque is carefully designed and produced in-house to ensure the highest quality and customer satisfaction.


Premium etched plaques in bronze, brass, copper, or stainless steel and can be produced as thin as 1/16″ thick. Laser-engraved anodized aluminum or polished granite.


Etched photos are created with halftone images to provide a permanent, exterior-grade solution.


We have a stringent in-house laboratory testing process for all metals and paints. Our finishes have withstood thousands of hours’ exposure to salt fog, moisture, heat cycles, and UV light so we can confidently say they’ll last a lifetime.

At Sign 2000, we understand that the visual appeal of your etched or engraved plaque is crucial. That’s why we offer a wide range of graphics and design options to suit your needs. Our talented team of graphic designers is available to help you create the perfect plaque, whether you have a specific design in mind or need assistance in developing a concept.

Some of our graphic options include:

  1. Logos: Incorporate your company or organization’s logo into the plaque design for a professional and cohesive look.
  2. Fonts and Lettering: Choose from a vast library of fonts and lettering styles to complement your message or artwork.
  3. Images and Illustrations: Add custom images or illustrations to your plaque to create a visually engaging and unique design.
  4. Border Styles: Select from various border styles and thicknesses to frame your plaque and enhance its overall appearance.
  5. Background Textures: Opt for a textured background to add depth and contrast to your plaque’s design.


For a lasting effect, we can make a copy of your artwork or etch it into a glossy black granite, which is suitable to be used indoors or outdoors. We offer 11 common shapes and sizes up to 18” x 24”. If you need a larger project, you can combine the six rectangular or square sizes in tandem to create your desired size.



The standard on all our etched plaques is recessed text and graphics that are paint-filled


Raised text or graphics means the background will be painted, leaving the text or graphics in the alloy color. (There are stroke and artwork limitations with raised graphics.)



A sketch or drawing can be etched with fabulous results by reproducing a black and white line drawing. Since no halftone screen is used in the process, the fine lines are expertly captured in exquisite detail. Designed for indoor applications and is suitable for some outdoor applications.


Etched photos are created with halftone images, which resemble newspaper photographs and have visible dot patterns. The dots are filled with black ink to contrast with the brushed metal finish. High-contrast photographs work best for etched images.


The Metal Image process offers greater detail than chemical etching. The porcelainized stainless steel is impervious to nearly all conditions, and the process is less expensive than etching, with a faster turnaround time. Alloy C304 / Optional Alloy 316. Only black copy or design is available.

Our Sign 2000 Etched and Engraved Plaques come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials to accommodate your specific needs. Here are some of the options available:

  1. Material: Choose from brass, bronze, stainless steel, or aluminum, each offering its unique benefits and aesthetic appeal.
  2. Size: Our plaques are available in a wide range of sizes, from small and subtle to large and eye-catching.
  3. Shape: Select from standard shapes such as rectangular or oval, or opt for a custom shape to make your plaque truly one-of-a-kind.
  4. Finish: Determine the ideal finish for your plaque, such as polished, brushed, or antique, to match your desired aesthetic.
  5. Mounting: Select the most suitable mounting option for your plaque, whether it’s wall-mounted, stand-alone, or incorporated into a larger sign system.





Sign 2000 is committed to providing an easy and hassle-free installation process for our etched and engraved plaques. We offer multiple installation methods, each designed to ensure the secure and proper display of your plaque. Our installation options include:

  1. Wall Mounting: Secure your plaque directly to a wall or other vertical surface using a variety of fastening options, such as screws, brackets, or adhesive.
  2. Stand-alone: Showcase your plaque on a pedestal or other free-standing support for a prominent display.
  3. Integrated Systems: Incorporate your plaque into a larger sign system, such as a directory, monument sign, or wayfinding system.

Our team of experienced professionals can provide guidance on the best installation method for your specific needs, as well as step-by-step instructions to ensure a smooth and successful installation process. Additionally, we can recommend local, qualified installers in your area if you prefer professional assistance.



    All etched plaques 1/4″ thick and thicker are drilled and tapped.


    Plaques thinner than 1/4″ can be stud mounted with welded stud bosses.


    Strips of very high bond tape are applied to the back of the plaque.


    Holes are drilled through the surface of the plaque. Specify screw size and if the holes should be countersunk. (Plaques 1/16”?thick cannot be countersunk and will include round head screws.)


Stud Mounted letters are installed with Mounting Patterns.

We invite you to explore our gallery of completed Sign 2000 Etched and Engraved Plaque projects. This collection showcases the diversity of our plaques and the exceptional craftsmanship that goes into each one. From elegant commemorative plaques to eye-catching business signage, our gallery demonstrates the versatility and visual appeal of our etched and engraved plaques.

As you browse the gallery, take note of the different materials, finishes, graphics, and installation methods used in each project. This will help you gather ideas and inspiration for your own custom plaque. Our team of designers and craftsmen are ready to bring your vision to life, creating a stunning and durable plaque that will stand the test of time.


In conclusion, our Sign 2000 Etched and Engraved Plaques offer a unique and visually striking solution for displaying important information or artwork. With a wide range of materials, graphics, and design options, as well as various installation methods, we are confident that we can create a plaque that meets your specific needs and exceeds your expectations. Our commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and attention to detail make us the go-to choice for all your etched and engraved plaque needs. Contact us today to start the design process, and let us help you create a truly memorable and lasting impression.