ETCHED PLAQUES – Graphic Types

GRAPHIC SPECIFICATIONS

Here are six ways your etched metal signage can apear along with their specifications.

ARTWORK
Etched metal plaque- Custom Artwork-Buccacio Sculpture Services and Foundry

The etching process creates plaques with two levels of graphics – recessed and raised.

ETCHING DEPTH
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Depths may range from .010″ to .020″ dependent upon size, detail of artwork and material selected.

HALFTONE
etched metal cast plaque-halftones effect-Buccacio Sculpture Services and Foundry

Halftone photographs have a shallow etching depth of .003″ to .007″. Photo must be 300 dpi.

RECESSED GRAPHICS
Etched metal cast plaque recessed graphics-Buccacio Sculpture Services and Foundry

In-filled with a painted color. Brass alloys may be chemically oxidized to appear darker.

RAISED GRAPHICS
Etched metal cast bronze Dedication Plaque-raised graphics-Buccacio Sculpture Services and Foundry

Background painted or chemically oxidized, depending upon material. Small lettering with fine serifs is not recommended.

STENCIL CUT GRAPHICS
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Ideal for signage with dissimilar metals. Requires backlighting or it exposes the installation wall. Also used for accurate placement of holes and cut-out areas.

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