State Seal Plaques
ALL OF OUR SIGNS & PLAQUES ARE MADE IN THE USA BY AMERICAN CRAFTSMEN
WELCOME TO OUR PHOTO GALLERY OF STATE SEAL AND AGENCY PLAQUES
Welcome to the State Government 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 descriptions and a photo Gallery of our standard, custom, and personalized wall and podium seal plaques for various State government organizations and personnel.
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 (click on horizontal menu below gold masthead). Federal, state, county and city court, military, fire department and police plaques can be viewed by using the pull-down menu for "TYPE " in the upper right of the gold masthead above.
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. All our plaques are manufactured in the USA , by Americans using American-made materials. We make beautiful and authentic carved natural wood, painted High-Density-Urethane wood composite, and bronze , brass, nickel-silver, and aluminum wall plaques for all the State seals, as well as various state departments and agencies. We have many styles and materials, and make plaques in sizes from 10 inches to 10 feet in diameter. You can order any of the plaques shown on this site or order a new custom plaque of any design and size featuring the state seal or any other artwork.
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 or Regina at 951-698-8484 or you can email us at email@example.com and we will respond quickly.
On this page and photo Gallery, we show photos of a wide variety of carved dimensional wall plaques for many different US states. These wall or podium plaques are used for organizational identity and authority, decoration, commemorative events, employee or organization recognition, graduations, memorials, or awards for State government organizations and employees.
We offer custom carved 2-D, 2.5-D, 3-D and engraved dimensional authentic wall plaques of all sizes, from 10 inches to 96 inches in diameter, which are made from multi-color painted carved High-Density-Urethane (HDU), wood (cedar, redwood, mahogany, oak, maple, cherry), and metal-plated 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, 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. The various styles of the plaques we make are described in our STYLE section (click on "STYLE" on 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 an executive, etc if we are provided a good photograph. All our plaques are manufactured in the USA by American craftsmen.
PLAQUE RETAIL PRICES
Our plaques have wide variations in prices, depending on size and style. Fig. 5 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 ucually 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 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 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. 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 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.
Fig 5 - We make plaques in three different styles of relief, as shown above. Engraved plaques are in the same price category as 2.5-D multi-level 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.
CONTENTS OF THIS STATE GOVERNMENT PLAQUE PHOTO GALLERY
This Gallery contains photos and designs of wall plaques of the seals, emblems, logos, and crests of branches, departments, agencies, services, commissions, etc. of various state governments.
We make custom and standard wall plaques and signs for the executive branches, legislatures, and agencies of all US states.
This page provides a description and photo Gallery of our standard, custom, and personalized wall and podium plaques for State Government organizations and personnel. County and city/town/village government plaques are shown on other pages, as are Federal Government, military (including National Guard), court, police and fire department plaques. State court plaques are shown in the Courts section. Please use the pull-down menu for "TYPE" in the gold masthead above to go to these or any other of our 24 photo galleries .
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. 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 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.
This Gallery is organized alphabetically by the name of the state, from Alabama at the top of the page to Wyoming at the bottom. Several styles of plaques are shown for many of the states. If your state seal is not shown below, we will make a custom plaque for it in any style with no design fees.