Fire Fighter Badge, Shoulder Patch and Emblem Plaques
ALL OF OUR SIGNS & PLAQUES ARE MADE IN THE USA BY AMERICAN CRAFTSMEN
WELCOME TO OUR PHOTO GALLERY OF FIREFIGHTER & EMERGENCY SERVICES PLAQUES
Welcome to the Firefighter & Emergency Services plaque 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.
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. Plaques of police and sheriff badges and shoulder patches are shown on our Police & Sheriff Plaques page. Photo galleries and descriptions of plaques of the great seals for city, county, state and Federal governments (including Great Seal of the US) are shown in our Government section, and seals for Courts (including the State Attorneys, and District Attorneys) are shown in our Court section. Plaques for the five armed forces (Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, and Coast Guard) , including MP's, are shown in Military section. These sections are listed in the pull-down menu under "Plaque Types" in the gold masthead above.
This page provides a description and photo Gallery of our standard, custom, and personalized wall and podium plaques for Fire & Emergency Service Departments, officers, and other personnel. 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 re-sellers, and discounts for buys of 3 or more identical plaques. All our plaques are manufactured in the USA by Americans using American-made materials.
In this photo gallery we display and describe carved dimensional wood and High-Density-Urethane (HDU) wall and podium plaques for city, county, state and Federal fire and emergency service departments. We have many styles and materials, and can make plaques in sizes from 10 inches to 10 feet in diameter. We have made plaques featuring badges, shoulder patches, seals, logos, insignia and emblems for over 150 fire departments across the USA, many of which are shown on this page.
We make attractive and authentic custom carved plaques from natural wood, artist-painted High-Density-Urethane (HDU) composite, and bronze, brass, nickel-silver, aluminum-plated and 24K gold and silver-leaf plaques of all sizes and designs for the Fire and Emergency Service Departments and individual firefighters. We make custom plaques wall, podium and ship plaques featuring the badges, shoulder patches, seals, emblems, insignias, crests, and logos of firefighter organizations and personnel. These plaques include facility/organization and unit identity, command boards, unit / individual recognition & awards, and retirement and memorial plaques.
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 Federal and State government & agencies & courts, local Government (county, city & village) organizations, police & sheriff, and military wall plaques (including seals, insignia, badge and shoulder patch plaques).
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.
We offer custom carved 2-D, 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). We will work with you to design and build the exact wall plaque you want. We can customize the size, shape, carving relief, text, materials, and color scheme of any plaque shown on this page, and we can make a custom plaque for ANY artwork you may have. Send us a drawing, a photo or a rough sketch of your badge, shoulder patch insignia, seal or crest, and we will design and make a carved dimensional plaque to your specifications. We have a large library of existing 3-D and 2.5-D computer models that we use to carve these plaques, which greatly reduces graphic artist labor costs.The various styles of the plaques we make are described in our plaque STYLES section (click on "STYLES" on upper gold masthead to access pulldown menu). All our plaques are manufactured in the USA by American craftsmen.
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. 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 officer, firefighter, etc. if we are provided a good photograph.
Although we show primarily painted High-Density-Urethane plaques on this page, we can make any plaque out of natural wood (stained) or put any of several types of metallic coatings/color schemes on them. We can also put digitally printed long-lasting full color vinyl (photos or very elaborate painted or digital art) as an applique on any HDU or wood plaque. For Organization Chart Boards, we make photo frames with glass covers where photos and names can be easily replaced when there are personnel changes.
PLAQUE RETAIL PRICES
Our plaques have wide variations in prices, depending on size and style. Fig. 6 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 or acrylic base. The retail prices for this type of two-dimensional (2-D) flat custom plaque are as low as $80 (acrylic base) to $120 (Mahogany solid wood base) for 10 inch diameter plaques. The same style plaques in a 18 diameter size have prices of $120 (acrylic) and $220 (Mahogany). 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, including photos of 3-D plaques such as shown below), or for new artwork, that we are provided a print-ready JPEG photo or colored drawing of the artwork for the plaque (this can be a good high-resolution photo of am actual badge or shoulder patch). 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 or stained wood custom plaques vary from $240 to $370. Prices increase with size. The PRICE page gives prices for carved 2.5-D plaques of various sizes, materials, styles, and number of colors. About 80% of our shoulder patch 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 seal and shoulder patch 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 to 1/2 the price. Our 2.5-D relief plaques carve faster and are much faster 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 2 to 3 times that of the 2-D plaques. These are very high quality plaques, which usually feature firefighter or emergency service badges or shoulder patches, and are often displayed on the entrance to a fire department station, in an entrance lobby, in a conference room or auditorium, or in a fire chief or fire commissioner's office. 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. 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 8 to 24 hours of machine carving time, and then 8 to 10 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 6 - 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.
CONTENTS OF FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES PLAQUE PHOTO GALLERY
This Gallery contains photos and designs of wall and podium plaques of the seals, emblems, logos, and crests of the fire and emergency services departments Plaques for police and sheriff departments are given in another gallery in this section.
This Gallery is organized in the following sections, listed in order top to bottom on this page (click on gold underlined text link to go directly to that section or page):
Fire & Emergency Services Badge Plaques - top of page, begins with photo QP-1000
Fire & Emergency Services Badge Shoulder Patch Plaques - begins with QP-2000
Fire & Emergency Services Badge Seal Plaques - begins with QP-3000
Please use the pull-down menu for "Types " in the gold masthead above to go to any of the other 24 customer-oriented photo galleries of our plaque types..
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 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 this 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