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Graphical Specifications

Graphical Specification

The etching process creates plaques with two levels of graphics - recessed and raised.
Etching Depth
Depths may range from .010" to .020" dependent upon size, detail of artwork and material selected.
Halftone photographs have a shallow etching depth of .003" to .007". Photo must be 300 dpi.
Recessed Graphics
Infilled with a painted color. Brass alloys may be chemically oxidized to appear darker.
Raised Graphics
Background painted or chemicially oxidized, depending on material. Small lettering with fine serifs is not recommended.
Stencil-Cut Graphics
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.