For a sense of permanency and architectural depth, consider the classic look of cast and precision tooled bronze, brass or aluminum plaques, logos and emblems. Ideal for professional offices, university and government buildings, and commemorative uses, these plaques are available in 11 different finishes, including polished, painted or oxidized. Using only the purest, lead-free alloys, the plaques are available in various depths. Metal casting is a 6,000-year-old process that has clearly withstood the test of time. A mold of sand or clay is crafted to the desired shape before molten bronze or aluminum is poured and allowed to solidify. The result is a durable, one-piece plaque that can be finished and mounted to fit the desired application.
We start with a photograph (Although we can use almost any quality photography, the better the image, the better the modeling effort). The finished image will be an artist’s interpretation of your photography. The clay model is used for the cast bronze or aluminum casting process. The bas relief is mechanically attached to the cast plaque background. Requires at least a 6-week lead time.
An alternative to the expensive and time-consuming process of bas relief, flat relief plaques are two-dimensional images that are part of a plaque. The process starts with a good quality photography or illustration from which our craftsmen create a black and white rendering. Suitable for interior and exterior applications, they perfectly fit the bill when your project requires a portrait but the budget won’t allow for bas relief.
A seamless blend of casting and photography, Photo Relief is perfectly suited for unique signage, historical markers, or any plaque that needs to tell a story with words and pictures. We can use one or more photographs to create a simple and elegant plaque or a breathtaking collage that illustrates the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
Etched Portrait on Metal
The etching process allows you to forever replicate your photography, line drawing, or complex artwork in beautiful detail. This method utilizes a halftone dot pattern made from a 50-line screen. Halftone portraits resemble newspaper photographs, and have visible dot patterns. The etched, recessed dots are filled with black paint to contrast with the brushed finish of the metal background. The best photographs for halftone etched portraits have high contrast tones with bright white areas, dense black areas, and minimal grey tones.
Giclee is the term for high quality reproductions of works of art utilizing high-resolution ink-jet printers. We can use this process to apply your images as inserts into your architectural plaques. Or giclee prints render UV-cured, non-elastic inks at up to 1200 dpi resolution. The combination of our high-resolution printing, abrasion-resistant clear coat and premium base materials results in a picture-perfect product that is excellent for all indoor applications.
Laser Engraved Polished Black Granite
We can engrave your artwork or copy onto polished black granite, which is suitable for interior or exterior applications. Choose from 11 common shapes and sizes as the base material. Utilize the six rectangle or square sizes in tandem to produce artwork over a larger surface area than our maximum single piece size of 18” x 24”.
No border, single line, inset single line, double line, inset double line, no border bevel, single line bevel, inset single line bevel, double line bevel, inset double line bevel, single line wide bevel, projected bevel, double line wide bevel
Jewel, Ivy, Adam, Greek Key
Most Common Background Colors
Black, Dark Oxide, Brown, Duranodic Bronze
Clear Coat Options
Satin, gloss, semi-gloss, matte
Polished bronze, polished brass, polished aluminum
Bronze Finish Options
Light oxidized, oxidized, dark oxidized
Leatherette, Stipple, Sand, Pebble, Classic Leather, Bead Blasted
– Available in Bronze, Brass, & Aluminum Background Textures