Brass plaques are a timeless way to create a lasting impression because they are versatile, stylish and long-lasting. Brass is the material of choice for memorials and other lasting tributes, both indoors and outdoors. The intrinsic value of Brass is enhanced immeasurably by its perceived association with Gold. The very nature of its metallic lustre and its glowing hue, give Brass that special standing in all cultures around the world. It distinctly suggests a sense of stability, prestige and nobility. This synergy of timeless style couples with a projection of strength, professionalism, and foundation that say “we are here and intend to be”.
Out of doors engraved brass plaques are used as memorials on garden benches and within church premises on remembrance walls. They can be used for labeling doors, house numbers, and can be fitted to plinths and other flat surfaces. These plaques are thick solid brass, mostly they have beveled edges. They are permanent and durable, available in different thicknesses, and can be mounted on tree stakes or on wooden mounts using selected timbers such as oak or teak. Top class engravers offer a choice of edgings and other customized background finishes.
Indoors there are so many uses, brass plaques can be affixed to awards and commemorative gifts, memorabilia, framed photographs and certificates. Recognition of high flyers in business, sport and the arts can be achieved in this way; their award can be kept for ever. and The engravers can apply any type of artwork including logos to provide a truly polished finished item and the plaques can be attached to most flat surfaces including wood, plastic and laminates. Jewelers and high class gift shops use small plaques to adorn and personalize delicate presentation boxes.
Several differing techniques are used depending on the application. Deep engraved letters can be paint-filled with any colour, you can use any font and they are very easy to read. Unpainted deep engraved lettering is very classy and often used if a more subtle effect is required. Diamond dragged letters can be etched much smaller, under 10mm, but cannot be paint filled.
Brass lends itself to a specialized photo chemical milling (Acid etching or Photo etching) procedure, this highly sophisticated method of Brass plaque production allows a myriad of different effects and styles to be achieved. These include etched lettering in the traditional engraved style or reversed so the back ground is etched out in the style of a Cast Brass Plaque. Photographs and artwork can be applied to faithfully reflect the original images. These methods are generally only available through highly specialized and skilled Etching fabricators as the skills and methods employed are highly sophisticated and developed with a deep understanding of chemical formulation. Plaques, big or small, present a professional image and a clear identity. Keep your plaque clean by polishing it regularly with a recommended brass cleaner to reduce tarnishing or request the use of advanced polymer clear coatings for total exterior protection against the elements and they will reward you for a long time.
Select an engraver or Photo chemical milling establishment with a good reputation for accuracy and service responsiveness when you are in the market for a commemorative plaque. Top suppliers of brass plaques in Australia can supply worldwide and will advise you on size, design, mounting, finishing and installation and will custom-make to your requirements.