Artwork adds a unique element to any plaque. At Pella Engraving, we have two options for adding artwork to a plaque: etching a drawing directly onto a piece of metal, or transferring a photo onto Metalphoto® material. Contact us to discuss which option best suits your plaque and finish choices.
Option 1: Metalphoto plaques
Pella Engraving can transfer a photo provided by you onto Metalphoto material. This Metalphoto plate can be attached to a magnesium or zinc plaque.
Option 2: Etched artwork
If you would like the artwork etched directly into the metal piece ordered, Pella Engraving has a full-time artist on staff who starts from scratch with a blank piece of paper and draws portraits or buildings. There are three different types of artwork: stipple, crosshatch, and simple contour. Examples of the three different options are below. Although this option is more costly than Metalphoto, the end result is stunning.
Available on magnesium, zinc, and Metalphoto plaques
Available on magnesium, zinc, Metalphoto, brass, or copper plaques and laser engraved items
Recommended for bronze plaques and sandblasted items
Original images that you would like on your plaque can be received by mail or e-mail and can be in black and white or color. Your final product will have the best quality when created from your high-clarity artwork.