Plaques for Other Countries
Welcome to the international plaques page 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 a description and photo Gallery of our standard, custom, and personalized wall and podium plaques for foreign government organizations and personnel.
If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please start with 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. 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. These include the US courts, the military, government & agencies, local Government (county, city & village) and police, sheriff and fire department wall plaques (including badge and shoulder patch plaques) .
We design and carve a wide variety of custom and personalized hand-crafted wood and metal dimensional wall and podium plaques of 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 made beautiful and authentic carved natural wood, painted High-Density-Urethane wood composite, and bronze , brass, nickel-silver, and aluminum military and civilian wall plaques for several countries, including Canada, Mexico, the UK, Sierra Leone, Russia, and Nigeria. You can order any of the plaques shown on this website or a new custom plaque of any design and size. We ship our plaques nearly anywhere in the world, and take credit cards.
If you have questions on a specific type of plaque you are interested in, or you want information on our plaques or prices, you are always welcome to call Christie, Regina, or Liz at 951-698-8484 or you can email us at email@example.com and we will respond quickly.
We offer custom carved 2.5-D, 3-D and engraved dimensional authentic wall plaques of all sizes, from 10 inches to 120 inches in diameter, which are made from multi-color painted carved High-Density-Urethane (HDU), wood (cedar, redwood, mahogany, oak, maple, cherry), and metal-coated HDU (brass, bronze, copper, silver-nickel, stainless steel, and aluminum). If you can't find a design you like in this gallery, we will make a plaque based on a drawing of a seal 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. The various styles of the plaques we make are described in our STYLE section (click on "STYLE" in upper gold masthead)
We can also combine materials on a plaque. We often use Mahogany plaque boards and carve 3-D HDU appliques which are either multi-color painted or metal-plated, to mount on the Mahogany. We can cut out text and artwork from thin sheets of aluminum and mount these on 2.5-D Mahogany or cedar plaques with raised text and art; we call these metal-clad wood plaques. The contrast between the shiny metal and rough dark wood is striking. We often gild V-carved text of Mahogany plaques with 24K gold or silver leaf. We can also gild areas of painted HDU plaques, usually raised text and art. We also make separate cut-out metal, stained wood and painted HDU letters. We can provide a 3-D bas-relief cast bronze and aluminum memorial or living person plaque featuring the face or figure of a executive, etc if we are provided a good photograph.
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 giclee prints are usually made from high-resolution, vivid color photos of our carved and artist-painted 3-D plaques, so the giclee prints look exactly like the much higher-priced 3D plaques, except they are flat rather than dimensional. The retail prices for this type of small 10 inch diameter two-dimensional (2-D) flat custom plaque range from $92 (acrylic base) to $102 (Mahogany veneer wood base). The same style plaques in a 18 diameter size have prices of $145 (acrylic) and $170 (Mahogany veneer). We make these styles of plaque in sizes from 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 Plaques 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 flat, outline, or engraved relief 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.
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 about 50% higher than 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 96 inches in diameter. 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 10 hours of artisan work to hand-carve, hand-sand and artist-brush paint or metal polish them. They are unique works of art for our most discriminating clients.
HOW TO CONTACT US
You can call us or email us for a price quote on a specific custom 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 view the bottom of the page using the slider on the scroll bar in the right margin. You can click on a photo or a title of a photo below to see an expanded view and a description of that plaque. You can return to this page by clicking on Return to List on the bottom left of each plaque title or description, or by using your back browser button. 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 Styles 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 one of our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives Christie, Regina and Liz will be pleased to help you.