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Etched | Engraved Bronze and Brass Plaques

Engraved bronze and brass plaques provide a striking gold background

Whether you need etched brass signs and plaques for museum exhibits or a corporate identity sign for the front of your building, choose high-quality engraved brass plaques from Impact Signs. Our interior and exterior etched bronze and brass plaques can accommodate even the finest details and smallest text. All of our custom etched plaques are coated with an extremely durable, oven-baked clear polyurethane to protect the surface outdoors. Plus, our earth-friendly processes doesn’t use lead or mercury alloys. Many people refer to these as engraved, because the lettering is recessed. Depending on the layout and detail, we would either engrave, or machine tool, the recessed lettering, or chemically etch the bronze or brass plaque.

Our etched bronze and brass plaques are available in a wide variety of options including

  • Thicknesses of 1/16″ , ⅛, 3/16, 1/4″
  • Custom shapes available
  • Choose etched bronze for a deeper, slightly “orange: gold color
  • Choose etched brass for a brighter, more “yellow” gold.
  • Half-tone etched photographs, line art or etched logos to add a personal touch
  • Brushed satin and high-polished finishes
  • Standard or custom paint-filled color for recessed etched lettering
  • Mounting options for virtually any surface including brick, concrete and drywall using our included stud mounting hardware
  • Thin etched brass plaques can be mounted to a glass panel for a unique interior plaque.

Specifications for Etched | Engraved Bronze and Brass Plaques

FAQs for Etched Bronze and Brass Plaques

What is the difference between a cast bronze plaque and an etched bronze plaque?

A cast plaque is molten bronze or aluminum ingot poured into a sand mold. It features raised bronze letters and a recessed (and typically painted) background.

An etched plaque is chemically etched on a solid plate of metal. The letters are recessed and paint filled. The background is the metal ( bronze, brass, stainless steel or copper) typically with a brushed finish.


What is your standard lead time on plaques?

Our standard lead times vary depending on the type of plaque:

  • Cast plaques: 12-15 working days
  • Etched plaques: 15-20 working days
  • Photo relief plaques: 20-25 working days
  • Bas relief plaques: approximately 30 working days

Rush production options are available.

What rush production options are available on plaques?

We are happy to try to accommodate rush orders on custom office signs, if possible. Please give us the date you need the signage in hand, or installed, and we will try to accommodate. Also please fill out the quote from with your exact details before calling. Rush production fees will apply. Expedited, overnight and 2-day, shipping options are also available.

Please note that production time begins upon payment in full and an approved proof. If you approve it late or need changes, we can not guarantee the date we promised.

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Our time-tested process ensures you—and your signage—are in good hands, every step of the way.

Step 1: Choose your sign type

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Step 2: Fill out our quote form

The more details the better, including a photo of where the sign will go.

Step 3: Review & estimate

We will quote and revise the options, until it’s just right.

Step 4: Tell us to Start

Approve your estimate, and we'll move ahead to design, proof approval, and production.

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