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Allen Sign Company offers a wide range of Etched Plaque options:

Recessed Graphics (Standard) The standard on all Allen Sign Etched Plaques is recessed text and graphics that are paint filled.

Raised Copy / Graphics (+10%)  When raised text or graphics is specified, the background will be painted, leaving the text or graphics in the alloy color.  There are stroke and artwork limitations with raised copy plaques.

Line Art – Minimum $115 Adder (call for quote)  The beauty of an etched plaque doesn not have to be restricted to a photograph.  A sketch or drawing can also be created 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 and can actually be etched even deeper into the metal.  Designed for indoor applications and suitable for some outdoor applications.

Photo Etched – Minimum $115 Adder (call for quote)  Halftone images resemble newspaper photographs, and have visible dot patterns.  The etched, recessed dots are standard with blank ink fill to contrast with the brushed finished metal background.  The best photographs for halftone etched portraits have high contrast tones with bright white areas, dense blacks areas and minimal grey tones.  Photos that are monotone or have muted colors will produce poor halftone etchings.  Halftone etchings are available in stainless steel, bronze, brass and copper.

Laser Etched Anodized Aluminum - Get all the detail you demand of an etched plaque with the precision of a laser engraver. Allen Sign Company will anodize your aluminum plaque to a rich color and then use a laser engraver to etch the anodized metal for a stunning contrast in colors. This precision engraving option is perfect for awards and recognition plaques.

Laser Etched on Stone – The addition of a laser-etched stone inset on your plaque or marker is sure to draw favorable reviews from your customers.  Whether on pristine black granite or smooth marble, our never-fading laser-engraved etchings provide an elegant and durable option to augment your plaque offerings.


Don't see what you are looking for? Allen Sign Company can meet your Etched Sign needs. Visit our custom design page for more details, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 1-800-844-3524 or 1-865-573-3524

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South Store
2408 Chapman Highway
Knoxville, TN 379201

(865) 573-3524

West Store
8403 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920

(865) 558-3523

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