Courts

Overview of Court Plaques

Fig. 1 - This picture shows the wide variety of styles of our dimensional wall plaques for Federal, State, County and City courts. Most plaques are carved in 3-D bas-relief, a few in 2.5-D or engraved relief. Shown are painted HDU, brass and nickel-silver plated, 24K gold and silver-leaf gilded, , and stained Cedar plaques.

All our Plaques are made in the USA by American craftsmen.

WELCOME TO OUR DESCRIPTION & PHOTO GALLERIES OF COURT PLAQUES 

Welcome to the Court plaque section of the website of The Wood & Metal Plaque Company, a division of Art Sign Works, Inc. that specializes in designing and manufacturing custom plaques.  This page provides an overall description  and has three photo Galleries of our standard, custom, and personalized  wall and podium plaques for Federal, State, County and Municipal courthouses and courtrooms, judges, and other judiciary branch personnel on this website. Please see our photo Galleries for Federal Courts, State Courts, and County/Municipal Courts.(click om link). 

If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please view  our HOME page ( tab upper left header), which has a listing of all plaque types in the silver box on the left side of the page. State, county and city/town/village government  seal plaques are shown on other web pages of this site by  using the pull-down menu for "TYPE " in the upper right of the gold masthead above.  Other web pages and photo galleries can be visited by clicking on the titles and pull down menus in the gold masthead at the top of this page. 

PRODUCTS

We  design and carve a wide variety of custom and personalized hand-crafted wood and metal dimensional wall and podium plaques of Great Seals, emblems, logos, badges, insignia, memorials and awards. We offer the highest quality materials and workmanship, great customer service, short turnaround times (typically 30 days from order to shipment), and factory-direct affordable prices to government, commercial, non-profit and consumer clients. We also offer wholesale prices to retailers and resellers, and discounts for buys of 3 or more identical plaques.

 We have many styles and materials, and can make plaques in sizes from 10 inches to 10 feet in diameter, which can be mounted either inside or outside.  We make beautiful and authentic carved natural wood, painted High-Density-Urethane wood composite, and bronze , brass, nickel-silver, and aluminum  wall plaques for many courthouses and support offices. These typically are mounted above a judge's bench in a courtroom, in the judge's chambers, in a lobby, on the outside entrance to the courthouse All our plaques are manufactured in the USA by American craftsmen.

Fig. 2 - Many of our plaques are Located in Federal , State, County and Municipal (City) Courts. This is a Courtroom in a Federal Court of Appeals.

These plaques can be customized with the name of the court, the judge's name, or any other text or artwork. We have three galleries of photos of courthouse plaques on this website,  Federal Courts,  State Courts, and County/Municipal Courts. Please visit them to see the many styles and sizes of wall and podium plaques we make. You can order any of the plaques shown on this website or a new custom plaque of any design and size featuring the Federal, state or city seal or any other seal, emblem, crest, logo, or badge.   

For more information on design options, prices and delivery times, please call us at 760-951-8484 or email us at info@artsignworks.com, and our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives Christie and Regina will be pleased to help you.           

 

Fig. 3 - We have carved 3-D bas-relief and 2.5-D multi-level relief court plaques in a variety of metal-plated, wood and artist-painted styles.The most common styles are bronze, brass and nickel-silver (German silver) plated plaques.

STYLES

We offer custom carved 2.5-D, 3-D and engraved dimensional authentic wall and podium plaques of all sizes, from 10 inches to 96 inches in diameter, which are made from multi-color painted carved High-Density-Urethane (HDU), natural and stained wood (cedar, redwood, mahogany, walnut, oak, maple, cherry), and metal-plated HDU (brass, bronze, copper, nickel-silver,  stainless steel, and aluminum and 24K gold leaf). Fig 3 on the left shows many of our different styles for court plaques. Most of our court plaques are bronze, brass or nickel-silver plated in 3-D relief and range in size from 18 inches to 48 inches in diameter. We make a few  artist-painted HDU plaques carved in  3-D relief and a  few in carved from Mahogany or Redwood in 3-D or 2.5-D relief.  If you can't find a design you like in this gallery, we will make a plaque based on a drawing or photo of a seal, logo or crest, or design you a custom plaque at no charge. We will work with you to design and build the exact wall plaque you want.  Our various styles of wall and podium plaques are shown in our STYLE section, accessed by the pull-down menu under "STYLE"  in the gold masthead above. Over a hundred outside and interior private attorney and lawyer signs, shingles and law office plaques are shown on our companion website Art Sign Works .   

PLAQUE  RETAIL PRICES

Our  plaques have wide variations in prices, depending on size and style. Fig. 4 below shows our three basic relief styles, 2-D flat relief , 2.5-D multi-level relief, and 3-D bas-relief. These can be made of different materials, including natural wood, artist-painted High-Density-Urethane (HDU) , metal-coated HDU, and acrylic. Our STYLE page describes these in detail. All 2000 photos of plaques on this website has a Style Category and a Price Code listed in the second or third paragraph in the text description under the photo (click on the photo or title to expand the photo and read the text to get the price code of that plaque, then look up the price for different size plaques with that style on the Price List at the bottom of the PRICE page).   

Our lowest price economy 2-D  plaques feature digitally-printed full-color giclee vinyl appliques mounted on a  round  or rectangular a solid wood (Mahogany, Cedar or Redwood) or acrylic base. The retail prices for this type of small 10 inch diameter two-dimensional (2-D) flat custom plaque are as low as $80 (acrylic base) to $120 (Mahogany solid wood base).  The same style plaques in a 18 diameter size have prices of  $120 (acrylic) and $220 (Mahogany).  We make this style of plaque in sizes fro 10 inches to 24 inches in width. .These low prices  assume we have made a previous plaque of the same artwork design  ( featured in one of our Galleries of over 2000 photos), or for new artwork, that we are provided a print-ready JPEG photo or colored drawing of the artwork for the plaque. These are  styles 1.4.1 (Price Code EA, wood base) and 1.4.3 (Price Code EB, acrylic base)  on our PRICE  page, with  examples shown on our 2-D Giclee Plaque web page.

Our  carved 2.5-D multi-level or engraved  hand-crafted and artist-painted plaques have prices about twice  that of the 2-D flat plaques with giclee printed art. These prices  depend on the size, material, carving complexity, and number of colors. Prices for  custom carved  18  inch diameter 2.5-D artist-painted HDU , metal-plated, or stained wood custom plaques vary from $240 to $370. Prices increase with size. We make this style of plaque in sizes from 10 inches to 60 inches in width.  The PRICE page gives prices for carved 2.5-D plaques of various sizes, materials, styles, and number of colors. About 50% of our government  plaques are carved in 2.5-D multi-level flat or engraved relief,  using   High-Density-Urethane (HDU) as the substrate. These are very popular and look great. Many times the artwork provided to us for custom plaques does not benefit from 3-D rendering, and we recommend a 2.5-D relief carving which looks nearly as good and is about 2/3 the price. Our 2.5-D relief plaques carve faster and have less labor to paint than 3-D bas-relief plaques, so they have lower prices. Most of our military and many of our government,  university and corporate plaques are carved in 2.5-D relief. 

Our premium  plaques are carved in 3-D bas-relief,  using  wood (usually Mahogany, Cedar, or Redwood), or High-Density-Urethane (HDU) as the substrate. These are higher- priced carved 3-D bas-relief artist-painted plaques, and have prices three times as high as the 2-D plaques. These are museum quality plaques, and are often ordered by federal, state & local government agencies and courts.  Prices for 18  inch diameter 3-D artist-painted or bronze, brass or silver-plated  HDU or stained wood custom plaques vary from $380 to $560. Prices increase with plaque size. We make this style of plaque in sizes from 12 inches to 60 inches in width. The PRICE list gives prices for carved 3-D plaques of various sizes, materials, styles, and number of colors.  These high-quality plaques may require  from 6  to  24  hours of machine carving time,  and then 4 to 6 hours of artisan work  to hand-sand and artist-brush paint or metal polish them. They are unique works of art for our most discriminating clients.

Fig 4 - We make plaques in three different styles of relief, as shown above. Engraved plaques are in the same price category as 2.5-D relief plaques. Prices increase from left to right.

We do not  mass-produce our  2.5-D or 3-D plaques using molds; even our most popular "standard" plaques such as the US Great Seal are hand-crafted. Wood plaques have higher prices than High-Density-Urethane (HDU) plaques, and multi-color plaques have higher prices than 1 or 2 color plaques. Metal-plated plaques are more expensive than painted plaques, and 24K gold and silver-leaf gilded plaques have the highest prices of all our plaques, because of the cost of materials and time required by our artisans to precisely hand-gild complex shapes. 

If you have a photo, a picture or drawing of your seal, logo, badge, insignia, patch, crest, or coat-of-arms,  we can make a custom 2-D, 2.5-D, or 3-D plaque for you. Our talented graphic artists create  2.5-D or 3-D geometric software models using advanced graphic design programs, which we then use to control the extremely precise 3-D computer-controlled carving machines  which carve the plaques to approximate shapes. Craftsmen then hand-sand and hand-carved the plaques to their final shapes. Out expert painters then use a combination of spray guns, air brushes, mini-rollers, artist brushes, hand-rubbing, polishing,and  burnishing  to paint, stain, metal-plate or gild our plaques to their final beauty. 

PLEASE CONTACT US

Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific plaque. We will work with you to design and build the exact plaque you want. Our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie and Regina, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at info@artsignworks.com. Or, you can fill out and submit our on-line Request a Quote  form. We would like to make your  plaque, and we are confident that you will be pleased with it. We take great pride in every product we make for our valued clients. We offer a 2 year warranty on all our products, and our indoor plaques will last many decades without degradation.

WEBSITE NAVIGATION

You can go to another Section or Gallery page by clicking on an item in the pull-down menus in the gold masthead at the top of the page. 

You  can search for a specific plaque type (e.g., "FBI" ) by entering the key word in the search box in the upper right of the gold masthead. You can view a list and use the navigation bar for all 24 Gallery types by viewing the silver box on the left side of the HOME  page. You can view a description of different plaque styles by going to the STYLE section listed above in the gold masthead.  To request information, request a design and a quote, send a file, or to place an order, click on the text (e.g., "contact ", "quote", "file" or "order")  in the far upper  right of the gold masthead at the top of this page.  All prices are given on the "PRICE" page in the menu in the gold masthead. 

For more information on design options, prices and delivery times, please call us at 951-698- 8484 or email us at info@artsignworks.com, and our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives Christie and Regina will be pleased to help you.

RECENT COURT CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Hi Christie,   Happy Friday!    We all love the (court) seal, it turned out wonderful!  Can I place an order for another one?  We want it to look exactly the same but the next one can have the z-clip hardware.   Thank you, H. T., Second District Court of Appeal

Hi Christie! 
Yes, the (court) seal arrived in perfect condition.  Everyone here loves it!  Thanks for all your help with this. Thanks again, R.J.,  | Procurement Specialist, US District Court of Maryland - Greenbelt

Good afternoon Regina:  The NY Court Seal arrived Thursday afternoon on October 26th. Had it installed Monday, October 30th. Looks great.  I am very happy.  Thanks for all you did for us. B. H., New York

Regina, We received the plaques and they look great. Quality workmanship and product – especially the 3 levels – didn’t expect that. Great work. I’m sure we will use you in the future, Thanks. M.C, Novato,CA 

Christie, I just got back from lunch and unpackaged the plaque. IT (court plaque) IS GORGEOUS! Thank you for your help with this project.,   E., , Visual Communications Specialist

Hi Christie, Well arrived, thanks for all. Very Nice product ! Congratulations to your firm. See you. Michel M.

Regina, Wow! The product is incredible! Thank you so much for all your help. It was a pleasure working with you. ..Very Respectfully,Cam 

Christie , We received our beautiful "County Commission" sign Thursday.  Thank you for working with us.  If I can be a reference for future Customers, please refer them to me. Thanks again.      G.W. , Commissioner  St. Francois County, Farmington, Mo

Christie,, As you will recall, your company created a single sided brass seal for Yancey County (court) back in August.  ..The seal was great and we were very pleased. We want to order a second seal plaque , same as the last one; and  I would like to have the digital file of the seal. I need the highest resolution of the seal that I can get for a separate project I am working on, and hoped you may be able to assist with that ...  Please advise on the best way to proceed on both items.Thanks,N.B.

Good afternoon We received the (court) plaque & everyone (which is important) likes it. The invoice goes before the Town Board on 2/14/2017 for approval & the check goes in the mail shortly there after. S.S., Richmond Town Court

Regina,    We received the seal this morning. It looks great!!
Thank-You so much for expediting the order & having it here before the "no later than date".
Thanks again, you have exceeded our expectations!!!! A.N., Technical Director

Dear Regina, Received the (US) Great Seal plaque today wanted to let you know how pleased I  was with work I am thinking about ordering a similar size plaque of the  Great Seal of the President of the United States I suppose you make those as well?  is the price the same? do you have a photo you could e-mail me ?  thank you again for a fine piece of Art. Great Job! Best , Larry Zimmer

Hi Regina.  We got the (court) seal and it is beautiful!  Thank you. Kathy Longyear, Court Clerk

Hi Regina, ... It was certainly a pleasure working with your company, and I look forward to another project in the near future. Have a great weekend!  Thanks, Denise, Jonathan Louis Marketing

Regina… Our (court) plaque is awesome! Thanks, Mike Mulcahy

Dear Christie: I received the plaque I ordered. It is beautiful. We are very satisfied with the work !!!! Sincerely It looks better than we expected. ....Thank you very much for the excellent job. Sincerely, R.G.,

Regina, Sign arrived today. I am very pleased with the finished product. Design, workmanship, and customer service all exemplary. Happy Holidays! S. D.

Hi Christie, Well arrived, thanks for all. Very Nice product ! Congratulations to your firm. See you. Michel M.

Christie , We received our beautiful "County Commission" sign Thursday. Thank you for working with us. If I can be a reference for future Customers, please refer them to me. Thanks again. G.W., Commissioner St. Francois County

Regina, Kim and I wanted to thank you and the Art Sign Works staff for the great job on our (court) plaque. It looks great and we couldn't be happier. We'll definitely recommend you to others! Thanks for all your help. Wes

ASW; We love, love, love it...we just got our plaque and it is fantastic! We enjoyed working with you on this. S.D.

ASW; Just got my (court) plaque and it's great, thank you so much for your careful attention to the details. Frank F, NY

Art SignWorks; They are beautiful!!! Just beautiful and the quality is the best. Thank you for taking good care of me. M. K.

Art SignWorks; The plaques are awesome, we need another please. Thanks for the great service and answering all my questions. C. Chang

Hi Christie, Let's go for 36 x 36, we are excited!! You have been a GREAT help in assisting me... Fantastic customer service. I will fill out the form shortly. Thank you. Peter G.

Christie, I saw the PSA plaque as well as the bronze California seal. it is awesome too. Thanks so much for the great craftsmanship. All my best, Jeanne Christie,

Regina, The (court) plaque arrived today and it is beyond our expectations! We love it. Thank you. Thanks so much. Lee T.

Christie, The plaque is just beautiful! We are really pleased. Doing something like this over the internet isn't always so successful, but Art Sign Works creates an excellent product and the customer service is terrific.Thank you so much for all your help and for the wonderful design and execution of our new plaque. Shelley and Gary

Art SignWorks: Thank you for our beautiful plaque. The craftsmanship is excellent. It looks exactly like the samples we created in photoshop. I couldn’t be more happy with it. I will recommend you to anyone! ( :Thank you, thank you, thank you! ( : Yasha

Hi Christie/ Kevin, Received the plaque today and it looks amazing. Great job !!!. I like the way the HDU material captured the logo design. I will send photos after it is hung.Thanks again. Frank V.

Hello! We received our plaques last week, and they are absolutely beautiful! You exceeded our expectations, and everyone is thrilled with the final product. Thank you so much, we really appreciate everything you did for us, especially your patience. We will certainly use you in the future, and we will definitely recommend you to others. Thanks again, M.T., Austin, TX

Christie and Kevin, It arrived yesterday and I have one word: WOW! It’s absolutely perfect – thanks for all your help!-  K.J.L.

Kevin – Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ! The job you did for us was superb – the actual finished product greatly exceeded our expectations. Also, thank you for having it delivered on-time. It’s truly appreciated.-  Karen J

Kevin- Awesome!!!!!THANK YOU so much, you have been a pleasure to work with!!!!! That kind of customer service is hard to come by these days. It is much appreciated ", SC

 "Kevin, Our plaques all arrived in one piece and look fantastic. We couldn't be more pleased.. Thanks again for such excellent (and timely) craftsmanship." Best, DS

Christie; ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!! I obviously came to the right people!!! I am sincerely pleased! Not to knock the run-of-the-mill carved wooden ones that can be obtained through most supply stores or websites, but how can something like that offer compete with this!?! It looks as if it was cast in solid metal! Beautiful job! I am very happy with it and more than pleased ! Thanks so very very much! B.H.

 ArtSignWorks: I wanted you guys to know that I received the plaque today (State Seal of Louisiana) and it looks amazing! Thank you so much. Representative, Louisiana House of Representatives Thanks