Overview of Court Plaques
ALL OF OUR SIGNS & 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.
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 have made beautiful and authentic carved natural wood, painted High-Density-Urethane wood composite, and bronze , brass, nickel-silver, and aluminum wall plaques for hundreds of 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.
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 email@example.com, and one of our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives Christie, Regina or Liz will be pleased to help you.
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 right 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.
HOW TO 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. One of our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie, Regina, or Liz, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com, and our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives Christie and Regina will be pleased to help you.