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BuyMemorials.com's etched plaques are made from metal sheet stock that is always lead and mercury free. The chemical etching process allows us to reproduce even the most complex artwork onto the surface of the metal. When used in combination with BuyMemorials.com's Cast and Architectural Plaque lines, our etched medallions and emblems provide the precision needed to accentuate the perfect plaque or marker. BuyMemorials.com can etch Brass, Bronze, Copper and Stainless Steel in varying gauges and dimensions. And like our architectural plaques, 8-day production is standard on BuyMemorials.com etched plaque orders. With BuyMemorials.com's photo and line etching capabilities, we can turn your most precious photos and drawings into a magnificent marker that they and their families will treasure for generations.

Etched Lead

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  • Designs in any shape - same price
  • Earth-friendly process – lead and mercury free alloys
  • Ships In 8 Business Days – No Rush Charges
  • Wide variety of metals and thicknesses
  • Lifetime Guarantee

Recessed Copy

Raised Copy

Recessed Copy Etched PlaqueRecessed Graphics

The standard on all BuyMemorials.com Etched Plaques is recessed text and graphics that are paint filled.
Raised Copy Etched PlaqueRaised Graphics (+10%)
When raised text or graphics is specified, the background will be painted, leaving the text or graphics in the alloy color. There are stroke and artwork limitations with raised copy plaques.

Line Art

Photo Etch

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The beauty of an etched plaque does not have to be restricted to a photograph. A sketch or drawing can also be created with fabulous results by reproducing a black & white line drawing. Since no halftone screen is used in the process, the fine lines are expertly captured in exquisite detail and can actually be etched even deeper into the metal. Designed for indoor applications and suitable for some outdoor applications.
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Halftone images resemble newspaper photographs, and have visible dot patterns. The etched, recessed dots are standard with a black ink fill to contrast with the satin finished metal background. The best photographs for halftone etched portraits have high contrast tones with bright white areas, dense black areas and minimal grey tones. Photos that are monotone or have muted colors will produce poor halftone etchings. Halftone etchings are available in stainless steel, bronze, brass & copper.

NEW Laser Etch on Aluminum

NEW Laser Etch on Stone

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Get all the detail you demand of an etched plaque with the precision of a laser engraver. BuyMemorials.com will anodize your aluminum plaque to a rich color and then use a laser engraver to etch the anodized metal for a stunning contrast in colors. This precision engraving option is perfect for awards and recognition plaques.

Laser Etch on Stone

NEW Laser Etched Stone. The addition of a laser-etched stone inset on your plaque or marker is sure to draw favorable reviews from your customers.  Whether on pristine black granite or smooth marble, our never-fading laser-engraved etchings provide an elegant and durable option to augment your plaque offerings.

Mounting Options

Stud Mount Etched Plaque Stud Boss Mount Etched Plaque Double Face Tape Mount Etched Plaque Screw Mount Etched Plaque
Stud Mount
(Blind Mount)

All etched plaques 1/4" thick and thicker are drilled and tapped.
Stud Boss Mount
(Blind Mount)

Plaques thinner than 1/4" can be stud mounted with welded stud bosses.
Double Face Tape Mount
(Blind Mount)

Strips of “Very High Bond” tape are applied to the back of the plaque.
Screw Mount
Holes are drilled through the surface of the plaque. Specify screw size and if you need the holes to be countersunk. 1/16" thick plaques cannot be countersunk and will include round head screws.


Square Edge Bevel Edge
Square Edge (Standard)
The standard edge on an etched plaque is a straight edge (90º)
Bevel Edge (+10%)
An optional bevel (41º) edge is applied to one half the material thickness. Bevel edges are not available on 1/16" thick material.