Metal is a sign material that outlasts all others. Not only has it been used throughout history, it will also last for years without its appearance degrading. This is why metal plaques are one of the most popular options for signs that carry a special significance, whether that’s remembering something of the past, honoring a person, or labeling an important building.
Blue Dot Signs makes custom plaques of the highest quality metal materials. Our range of equipment means that we can render plaques of nearly any design with your choice of message. Contact us today to find out more about our options for metal plaques.
Although more subtle than a large billboard or banner, metal plaques are nearly as ubiquitous a sign. They are found on both the interior and exterior of buildings throughout the country, as well as on memorials from benches to statues. Our customized plaques are suitable for the many places where a metal plaque is an appropriate sign.
A variety of metal plaques are available to match any need. We can create etched plaques with recessed letters or cast plaques with raised letters. The signs are hand crafted, and offer several customization options. The metal can be cut to any size or shape with our in-house CNC router.
The signs are made from durable metallic alloys that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The metals can have a brushed or polished finish. Our metal plaque options are:
Any typeface, and even some images, are able to be digitally printed onto both etched and cast plaques. We use a laser etching process that works with any typeface. The text options are unlimited, and custom plaques work well with blocks of text.
In addition to choosing the metal and finish for cast signs with raised letters, other options can create a sign that exactly matches your needs and desired appearance. These include:
When necessary, colors for paint and non-metal elements are chosen through Pantone color matching, so almost any color is possible beyond the standard black.
Depending on the size and purpose of the plaque, they can include adhesive backing to be mounted directly to a wall, door, or wooden panel. Larger signs will have hardware mounting to affix them to a building, memorial, or other surface.
Custom metal plaques have been used for hundreds of years to recognize important moments, denote places of historical interest, and remember those who have passed. This is because plaques are known for being:
When a sign needs to provide a dignified appearance that will withstand the test of time, metal plaques are the superior option. Our team can customize a metal plaque to fit your design requirements.
Metal plaques can serve as many types of signage, both directional and informational, as well as names on buildings, offices, and public spaces They are also popular for awards, dedications, and memorials. Traditionally, plaques are used in:
The different installation options - wall, door, or pole mounted - means that they can be used almost anywhere to lend a distinguished look is needed.
At Blue Dot Signs, our entire process happens in house, from the initial design to fabrication. We even offer plaque installation services. This means that we are there to assist with whatever you need in the course of crafting your metal plaque. We can work with you on the design, make material and finishing recommendations, and provide you with an expertly created sign.
Our laser etching can create a sign with any font, both standard and custom, so the options are limitless. As designers, we recommend considering the legibility of the font with the size of your chosen text.
Brass, aluminum, and stainless steel are all metals that do not rust. When exposed to water, aluminum can oxidize and brass can corrode if it is not lacquered.
To keep your sign looking new, you will want to regularly clean and polish the metal with a soft cloth. Do not use harsh abrasives as these may damage the metal.
Yes, we have services to professionally and safely install your sign in the chosen location.
Some signs do require permits. It usually depends on the location, with outdoor signs more typically needing them than indoor signs. We offer permit research and filing services to assist.
Yes, we can keep your details on file for fast ordering in the future.
No. We work with both small and large businesses and small and large projects. We can create as many signs as you need, even if the order is one.
With our team of designers, we can bring your ideas to life. Just let us know what text and appearance you are looking for so that we can create a design that reflects your needs.
Our turnaround times are generally rapid since we handle the entire sign fabrication process in house. If you have a specific deadline for your sign, we also accept rush orders.
Yes, our installation and maintenance services are licensed and insured so you can trust the safety of your sign.