Artwork Style Options

Artwork adds a unique element to any plaque. At Pella Engraving & Sign Company, 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.

Original images that you would like on your plaque can be received by mail or email and can be in black and white or color. Your final product will have the best quality when created from your high-clarity artwork.

Option 1: Metalphoto Reproduction

PEC 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, PEC has a full-time artist on staff who starts from scratch with a blank piece of paper and draws portraits or buildings. Although the etched artwork option is more costly than Metalphoto, the end result is stunning.

Our artist creates three different types of artwork: stipple, crosshatch, and simple contour. Examples of the three different options are below.


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