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Chemically Etched Metal


Chemical Etching onto Brass and Stainless Steel – Are there any Cons?


The Sign Maker loves using Chemical Etching as part of their range. No cutter marks are left as the unwanted material is removed by chemicals leaving clear sharp flat surface detail. Much of the detail can be extremely fine as required in many corporate logos. Letters can also be much smaller than is possible with normal engraving.



Need colour or a photo? No problem! Chemical etching allows shading and any colour combos. Stainless steel can have a Brushed Finish or a Mirror polished finish. It is extremely durable and the brushed option requires no maintenance! Chemically Etched Brass is the more traditional option but it does need to be kept polished.


Can you find any flaws in this amazing etching option?


Get your quote today for either Brass or Stainless Steel


Cast Zinc House Signs


These metal house signs and door nameplates are made from zinc plate, which is strong, tough and does not rust or tarnish. The background is etched away leaving the lettering, numbers, border and images raised.

The background can be painted any colour you want and we can add some extra colour to the images as well. Your image could be a military badge, football team emblem, favourite animal.

Most simple images can be used but they are best without tones or shading. Line drawings can also be used. You can use also most of the fonts – just avoid those with very fine lines.

Engraved Corian Business sign, Memorials, Commemorative plaques and House signs

Slate Corian House Sign

Slate Corian House Sign- Raised Corian letters, painted image

Weather Proof            Fade Proof          Hard Wearing          Cost Effective


Corian is a mixture of clear acrylic resin, natural minerals and pigments. The mineral content retains some of the properties of real stone such as the cold feel, matt finish and substantial weight. Unlike stone, Corian is totally consistent with no variation in composition, fault lines or cracks throughout its features.


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It also can be cut to most simple Corian shapes for house or Business Signs and can be used where small text or detailed images are required. We engrave the lettering into the Corian and then paint them for a long lasting durable House Sign.

Two-tone Corian Signs– They are made using two pieces of Corian. The wording is engraved in the 6mm Corian which is then inset into a 12mm Corian black-plate.


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With Corian you can make beautiful free standing Entrance signs for House or Business Signs. These superior entrance signs are beautifully crafted. The posts and the inner panel are solid oak. These can be left looking like natural oak by treating with a tough satin finish varnish. Alternatively, they can be painted.A recess can be carved into the oak so that the Corian plaque can be neatly inserted into it.
You can also Hang Corian on a Post and Arm or on a Bracket.
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The Sign Maker–  Signs made just the way you want them

Engraved Metal Signs

There are so many Engraved Metal Signs out there! How do you decide what metal and design you want? We can help!

Metal signs

Metal signs where the lettering is etched into the sign.


Things you need to be aware of;
Maintenance free– Does the Sign stay as bought when left in the weather or does it need to be polished or oiled?

Quality – The materials used are some of the best qualities you can get?

Traditional – This sign fit within an older setting, for example, a church

Modern – This sign fit within a modern setting e.g Architects office

Durability – This Metal Sign last for many years if you look after it

Cost-effective – The Signs are not the most expensive option


Are you ready, here goes…


Traditional Engraved Brass Signs We use top quality engravers brass 1.5mm, 2mm and 3mm thick. Brass is polished and the letters are engraved into the Brass and then painted.

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Engraved Stainless Steel Signs – We use the best quality Steel for our Signs. The metal can either be polished or matt. Polished Signs require maintenance. The letters are engraved into the Steel and then painted.

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Engraved Silver Anodised Aluminium – The more cost-effective option compared to Stainless Steel. The finish is always Matt.

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Engraved Coloured Aluminium – The letters are engraved through the surface to show the silver / white surface beneath.

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If you need any help just call us on 01769 561355 or email us and we will be happy to help! You could also use our Design your sign form. 

Engraved Acrylic Laminate


Maintenance free Memorial Plaque, House Sign or Information Signs


Acrylic Laminate is designed for exterior Signage so will be long lasting if used indoors or outside.

It is not an expensive sign choice, low maintenance and it can be used for many purposes; House Signs, Informational Signage and Memorial Plaques.

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There are a variety of colourways – the lettering being engraved through the top layer to show a different colour beneath.


The Sign Maker – Signs designed the way you want

Personalised Wooden Signs


Need a Wooden Business Sign with a personal touch? Want to use your own image? Not a problem with us here at The Sign Maker.

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We can offer any image engraved into wood due to having a dedicated designer who can create your perfect plaque or sign just the way you want it.



Don’t have your own image and want to see our range of images?

Need to speak to someone regarding design?


The Sign Maker – Signs designed just the way you want them


Acrylic Laminate Signs


These signs are ideal for house names, Business signs and Name plates. They are very durable – made from 2 ply 3mm exterior grade acrylic which is weather proof and UV resistant.


The letters are engraved through the first layer of laminate to show the colour underneath.

Signs are available in the following colours

Gold Surface / Black Letters Silver Surface / Black Letters Black Surface / White Letters
Blue Surface / White Letters Cream Surface / Brown Letters White Surface / Black Letters
White Surface / Blue Letters Yellow Surface / Black Letters White Surface / Red Letters
Red Surface / White Letters Bright Green Surface / White Letters Teal Green Surface / White Letters

The Sign Maker,  Signs made jut the way you want them.

Th Sign Makers Improvements

If you like our entrance sign, contact us for your quote! The Sign Maker – Contact us

Here at The Sign Maker we have a brand new private entrance and Sign!


All Sign Maker traffic now goes round to the barn. No more playing dodgems with speedy couriers!

Just look at those before and after photos!


Purbeck Stone is Quarried in the UK.

Purbeck stone is a very durable and hard wearing stone quarried in Dorset. It has long been used in churches and cathedrals. It was formed in the Jurassic/ Cretaceous era. Each bed of Purbeck stone varies in colour and has its own range of fossils within it.

Purbeck Stone House Signs